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Updated Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance for State and Local Governments

On Monday, September 21, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released updated guidance in the form of an FAQ document (click here to view) regarding Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) reporting requirements for state and local governments receiving CRF funds. Certain changes made (see questions 63, 70-72) appear to directly address bipartisan concerns […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Creates Largest Endowed Scholarship Fund

August 24, 2020 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, announced that Management Committee Member and Government Relations Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson created The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s (UF Law) largest endowed scholarship fund. Ms. Jackson, […]

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Department of Economic Opportunity Launches New Disaster Mitigation Program

On June 15, the Department of Economic Opportunity launched the final Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation program, Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program. The Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program is designed to provide funding opportunities for local governments and state agencies to develop large-scale mitigation activities that allow Florida communities to better withstand […]

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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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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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Becker Insider | March 2020

The Becker Insider provides recent news and unique perspectives into the Florida policy issues that matter most to you. At Becker, we believe that our strengths truly lie in our differences. Our local, state, and federal lobbying teams have deep and longstanding relationships across the political spectrum, allowing us to better champion the interests of […]

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Legislative Update: Week 8-9 (March 3 – March 10)

Headlines Governor declares state of emergency: A news conference was held Monday afternoon at the Capitol, where the Governor urged Floridians to take common-sense precautions and stressed that normally healthy individuals remain at low risk of contracting the coronovirus.  This press conference comes after five lawmakers were forced to self-quarantine due to their attendance at a […]

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Becker Kicks off Women’s History Month by Celebrating Women of Color in Florida Politics

Tallahassee, FL – March 2, 2020 – Becker hosted its inaugural “Celebrating Women of Color in Florida Politics” event February 19, 2020 at restaurant Table 23 in Tallahassee. Shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson led the event, which served as a celebratory kickoff to Women’s History Month taking place in March. The networking event was attended by women […]

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Legislative Update: Week 7 (February 24-28)

Headlines E-Verify: This week a House committee decides to advance legislation that requires Florida businesses to verify employment eligibility for workers.  HB 1265 by Representative Cord Byrd passed favorably in the Commerce Committee in a 15-8 vote.  This bill would require either use of the federal E-Verify database or, in some cases, use of the […]

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