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Policy Advisory Committee Meeting - 1/3

Posted Friday, January 11, 2019 By tampachamber

Health Care was the topic at last week’s Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting. Committee members had a robust discussion with Chamber member Hospital representatives regarding the 2019 Session. House leadership has made it clear that ...

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2018 Political Hob Nob Results

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 By tampachamber

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2018 Political Hob Nob featuring a straw poll vote conducted by the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office. Attendees could vote at computer stations or on their smartphones using a ...

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Chamber members visit Washington D.C.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2018 By tampachamber

Last week, members of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with senior leadership from the Department of Transportation, the White House, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as members of the Florida ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, August 26, 2017 By tampachamber

Tell the Mayor what you think is important Mayor Bob Buckhorn wants to hear from the community about what they think is important for the future of the City of Tampa and its residents. How do autonomous cars understand the road? On the Alphabet ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, June 16, 2017 By tampachamber

President announces new policy on travel to Cuba Today, President Trump announced changes in the rules that allows Americans to travel to Cuba. The new restriction reverse some of the changes made by President Obama. Florida House Speaker talks ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, June 3, 2017 By tampachamber

Governor Rick Scott announces budget deal Governor Scott agrees to sign the $82.4 billion state budget after reaching deal with Corcoran, Negron Changes in regulations on travel to Cuba could come soon Insiders believe President Trump may soon make ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 By tampachamber

President releases infrastructure plan and budget proposal This week, President Trump released his $ 1 trillion infrastructure plan as well as his proposed budget. Along with the plan, a “statement of principles” with the promise of ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 By tampachamber

Possible impact of Homestead Exemption ballot measure on city budget The City of Tampa’s CFO, Sonya Little told City Council this week that the impact to the city budget could be close to $6 million dollars. Many Floridians still awaiting ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 By tampachamber

Bill eliminating the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission passes During the last week of session, the Florida Senate passed a local bill that will eliminate the PTC, the only like agency in the State of Florida. The bill will be ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017 By tampachamber

Ridesharing bill passes Senate The Florida Senate voted this week to pass a bill that will allow a statewide regulation for ridesharing in Florida. Florida State Senator Artiles resigns After a long week of controversy over a conversation with ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, April 7, 2017 By tampachamber

Mayor Buckhorn delivers a different State of the City Address This week, Mayor Bob Buckhorn gave his annual State of the City address. Focusing on a different perspective of Tampa, the Mayor talked about unity within the community. Want to hear ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 By tampachamber

Florida House and Senate far apart on budgets This week the Florida House and the Florida Senate released their budgets and will begin to vote on them next week. So far, the budgets remain $2 billion dollars apart. The House budget currently is ...

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