Attorney Fees Drive Up Property Insurance Costs for Homeowners

Dear Editor, It was no surprise to see that the rising cost of property insurance was one of the key topics of the gubernatorial debate last week between Governor Ron DeSantis and Charlie Crist. Florida’s insurance marketplace was already suffering due to a variety of reasons, and more and more consumers were being hit with […]

Will Tallahassee Save Local Businesses?

Will Tallahassee Save Local Businesses?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Can Tallahassee reward itself a gold medal for the local small business boom claimed by The New Small Business Boom Under the Biden Harris Administration 2021?  Or did Tallahassee earn itself a meager participation ribbon for 2021? While Tallahassee prides itself for promoting initiatives that support local small businesses, Tallahassee has […]

Small Businesses Threatened by Litigation

Dear Editor, As we almost get through this last wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida businesses can at least rest assured that lockdowns are behind us. And during the summer, thanks to favorable public health guidelines here in Florida, vacationers have descended upon the Sunshine State and second home sales are as hot as ever. […]

Invest in Fiber Broadband

The pandemic has shown us how crucial a fast, reliable internet connection is. Whether it’s online learning, remote work, or staying connected to family, we can’t keep up without it. In 2021, it’s almost shocking that any community in the U.S. lacks access to fast and reliable high-speed internet, but that’s the reality for roughly […]

Lawsuits are Driving Up Healthcare Costs

Dear Editor, The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for many people to start taking their healthcare more seriously. Unfortunately, for many Florida workers, paychecks have not kept pace with skyrocketing health insurance premiums and deductibles. This has only gotten worse with rising inflation rates that make everything more expensive. Healthcare experts are telling […]

Rising Cost of Home Insurance a Concern

Rising Cost of Home Insurance a Concern

As a Florida contractor, I continue to be concerned about the future of our economy. Yes, we are red hot right now in almost every market in Florida, and developers, home-builders, and realtors are making plenty of money. But Florida’s real estate market has always been on a boom-and-bust cycle, and factors come into play […]

Putting Safety First

Putting Safety First

Letter to the Editor As the owner of a successful construction company and a former professional football coach, safety has always been a top concern of mine. A safe workplace is enormously important to ensure the well-being and productivity of all workers. This being said, in the construction industry, injuries can and do occur on […]

My View: Killearn Country Club

My View: Killearn Country Club

By: Tico Gimbel, Mike Illers and Gino Betta (Three member panel) Killearn Country Club (KCC) has been a thriving component of community life in Tallahassee for nearly fifty years. With the current special restrictive covenants set to expire in 2021, the club is now at a crossroads. Mr. Barton Tuck, the owner of KCC, notified […]

Domestic Diversionary War Theory

“Diversionary War Theory” states that leaders who are threatened by domestic turmoil may initiate an international conflict in order to shift the nation’s attention away from internal troubles. Alternatively, “Domestic Diversionary War Theory” has the same objective by pitting group against group. Domestic diversionary war plays on fear and envy in group politics. An additional […]