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Types of Licenses in Florida

Most people think of a license as the plastic ID we all get when we pass the dreaded Motor Vehicle driving test.  This is the first experience most of us have with licensing.  As you progress through life, you will most likely obtain a few more.  Here is a list of some of the licenses […]

What the Government Looks For in Bids for Contracts

Doing business with the federal government or a state government is really no different from doing business with any other customer. It may sound intimidating to consider doing business with the government, however, what they are looking for is the same as everyone else. The government pumps billions of dollars into the economy by doing […]

Florida’s Sunshine Law Vol. 2 – Who and what does it cover?

Who and what does the Florida Sunshine Law cover?

Florida’s Sunshine Law promotes the state’s policy towards open government. In fact, it is required by Article I, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution. Does the open policy apply to every government entity in Florida, does it apply to all members of the government, its agencies, etc., and does it cover every type of meeting? The Sunshine Law applies to “any board or commission of any state agency or authority or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation or political subdivision.” Section 286.011, Florida Statutes. Notice that the Sunshine Law applies to state, county, municipal or political subdivisions; it does not apply to federal agencies or federal entities of any type.

Florida’s Sunshine Law Vol. 1 – What is Florida’s Sunshine Law?

What is Florida’s Sunshine Law?

Florida has a long history of openness dating back to at least 1909 when the “Public Records Law” (Chapter 119, Florida Statutes) was passed. Since that time, Florida has enacted several laws and amended the Florida Constitution to ensure openness in the government. One important part of these statutes is Florida’s “Sunshine Law” (Chapter 286, Florida Statutes). So how far does this openness go and what type of openness does it provide?

The Advantages of Registering Business Name with the State

Business owners know that they should file their businesses with the state for tax purposes.  This is a responsibility and usually done begrudgingly.  After all, who wants to pay taxes?  But are there any advantages for registering business with the state? You may be surprised to learn that there are three major advantages for registering […]

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