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Yolanda Cash Jackson Moderates Virtual Town Hall “Election 2020”

Becker Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson  moderated a Virtual Town Hall on “Election 2020” presented by the Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Panelists included mayoral candidates Esteban Bovo, Daniella Levine Cava, Alex Penelas, and Xavier Suarez. They discussed the outlook of Miami-Dade county post COVID-19 and how the mayoral candidates intend to adapt to […]

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House to Vote on Changes to Small Business Program Next Week

The House will vote next week on a bipartisan proposal to make the popular small-business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) more flexible and extend the time limit for using the aid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today. Moving ahead on the proposal with Republican support would allow Congress to get around the current impasse on whether […]

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“Red-State Cities Get Cool Reception from GOP on Relief Aid,” The Hill

Red states and cities across the country are trying to convince congressional Republicans that they should receive funding in the next coronavirus relief package as the 2020 election looms. Last week, House Democrats passed a rescue bill that included $915 billion for states and localities in their $3 trillion rescue bill. Since the pandemic took […]

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Coronavirus Special Edition “Federal Dollars: How the CARES Act is Affecting Florida”

It has been over a month since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020.  This over $2 trillion economic relief package provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, small businesses, and preserves jobs for American […]

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Looking Forward: House Democrats to release CARES 2 proposal

As anticipated, House Democrats are preparing for House operations to resume and moving quickly on a CARES 2 legislative proposal. We anticipate House Democrats will release their proposal in the next few days. Members will likely return to Washington and vote on the package the week of May 18th. Philosophical and partisan differences remain and […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Honored as ‘Best Mentor’ in Daily Business Review’s 2020 Professional Excellence Awards

The Daily Business Review has recognized Government Law & Lobbying Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson as a ‘Best Mentor’ in its 2020 Professional Excellence Awards. The ‘Best Mentor’ awards are given to South Florida attorneys who have taken it upon themselves to prepare the next generation of legal talent by passing along valuable knowledge and paving […]

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FEMA Public Assistance Guidance, Cost Share Legislation, and Hurricane/COVID Planning

There has been a good deal of FEMA news since Friday including public assistance guidance, legislation to decrease local cost share, and some interesting coverage from Axios on the potential intersection of hurricane season and continuing COVID-19 response. Here is a breakdown: Public Assistance Guidance On Friday we participated in a webinar discussion with FEMA’s […]

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“Derek Silver Joins Becker’s Lobbying Team,” Florida Politics

Full-service law firm Becker announced Friday that Derek Silver is joining the firm a Government Relations Consultant in the firm’s State and Local Lobbying Practice. Silver spent the 2018 Legislative Session working on education policy in the Florida House and served as the Jewish Coalition Coordinator for Gov. Ron DeSantis’s gubernatorial campaign. After DeSantis’ victory, Silver was named to the transition team and […]

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