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Tax Refunds And Rate Reductions Ahead For Florida Companies

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: May 29th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, authored a guest column that was published in Law360 Tax Authority on May 15, 2019. The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act caught Florida flat-footed. The 2018 regular legislative session started just two weeks after the TCJA’s passage and concluded 62 days later. During that time, […]

Florida Legislative Update: Significant Changes Ahead for Healthcare Providers

Published: May 15th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session focused on healthcare and made significant changes to the delivery system of healthcare.  The Legislature opened regulatory structures in an effort to expand competition, with the ultimate goal of lowering costs to the consumer. The issue that got the most attention – the Certificate of Need program for the general […]

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019

Published: January 22nd, 2019

By: Martha J. Edenfield Peter M. Dunbar

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 Water Policy on the Rise Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been in office for less than two weeks, but he has already sent a clear message that his administration will focus on water and environmental issues. Just two days after he was sworn in, DeSantis issued an […]

Florida’s New Comprehensive Water Policy: “Think Globally, Act Locally”

Published: February 26th, 2016

By: Dennis G. Corrick Michael D. Minton

A recent NASA study published in the journal Science analyzed data gathered by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin satellites when measuring the amount of water stored around the Earth. The study shows that while the ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, the Earth’s thirsty continents have soaked up and stored more […]

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Monumental Water Bill That Rewards Central Florida’s Planning Approach

Published: January 21st, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton

Gov. Rick Scott signed one of the more important water bills in Florida’s history on January 21, and while it has benefits for the entire state, it is particularly important for Central Florida. The law is an affirmation of everything we’ve been doing to address water conservation and supply in Central Florida. The earlier version […]

Florida Legislature Passes Long-awaited Water Bill

Published: January 15th, 2016

By: John L. Wharton

In the face of opposition from some environmental groups and newspaper editorial writers, on January 13, the second day of the 2016 legislative session, the Florida Senate cleared SB 552, characterized by its supporters as a comprehensive water protection bill. The next day, the House followed suit. A veto of the bill by Gov. Scott […]

Michael Minton to Host Florida Chamber Regional Briefing in Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

Published: November 25th, 2015

By: Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead’s Michael D. Minton, shareholder and managing partner in the firm’s Fort Pierce/Port St. Lucie Office, will be co-hosting the 2015 Florida Chamber Regional Briefing in Palm Beach/Treasure Coast with Florida Chamber Foundation Chair, Pamela Rauch on November 30, 2015. David Hart, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Political Operations will give an Overview of the […]

Florida Legislature Reaches Turning Point on Water Policy

Published: August 24th, 2015

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Florida Legislature Reaches Turning Point on Water Policy By: Peter M. Dunbar   The optimism at the beginning of this year’s legislative deliberations that there would be major initiatives to modernize Florida’s statewide water policies and implement the provisions of Amendment One faded in the final days of the Regular Session under the weight of […]