Year: 2018

Changes Coming to the Flood Insurance Marketplace

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen numerous media reports about flood insurance, including  last week’s four-month reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and new trends showing that Americans are moving in the right direction by …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 26, 2018

Of Messages and Marketing

I hope all of you are enjoying our glorious spring wherever you are.  If Mother Nature is still tormenting you, please come see us in Florida – my house is your house!  As I have jumped …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 12, 2018

The End of Session

This is my “umpteenth” legislative session in my almost 35 years in and out of all things government.  There’s an old saying that “If you don’t have a seat at the table, then you’re probably on …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 5, 2018

Lawmakers Say Goodbye

Last week and this week, many of the House and Senate members gave or will give good bye speeches signaling the end of their term limited eight years in office.  Many are tearful and beautiful expressions of …

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 26, 2018

My Heart

For those of our readers who I speak to regularly about a variety of issues, or for that matter, just to share a smile, last week was particularly busy. Thank you to all of you who called to …

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 19, 2018

For the Love of School

I loved going to school. It was the 70’s and Wilson Elementary in Plant City where I grew up had terrazzo floors and jungle gym climbing bars and – a swing set! I was the …

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Rough Week Last Week!

Working in the political arena isn’t for the faint of heart. This past week in the Florida legislature, two senators lectured the Senate Judiciary Committee audience and appeared frustrated that those speaking on behalf of the …

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 5, 2018

A Youthful Plea for Patriotism

I watched President Trump’s State of the Union address.  I will be curious to hear from our readers what part of the speech that they liked or didn’t.  For me? The most special part was …

LMA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 29, 2018

Of Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

This weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with family and one of my family members was absolutely ecstatic that you can now buy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the crust …