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Backroom Briefing: DeSantis Delivering Bitter Pill to PhRMA

May 10, 2019 - 6:45am
Stephen J. Ubl, Ron DeSantis and Christopher Pettit

PhRMA President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. Ubl is the latest in the guise of Don Quixote, tilting at a windmill as he takes on one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priorities.

Ubl, head of what is officially known as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, sent a letter to DeSantis that politely congratulated the Republican governor on hitting a recent milestone of his first 100 days in office.

Backroom Briefing: Walking the Tightrope

August 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
Rick Scott and Donald Trump

As Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam struggles to draw attention to his support of President Donald Trump’s programs, Gov. Rick Scott continues a campaign that simultaneously seeks to remain at arms-length while also embracing the president.

Scott attended a pair of low-key events Tuesday with Trump in Washington D.C. and Tampa, flying on Air Force One between cities, before heading off for a fundraiser in Clearwater rather than appearing on stage at a campaign rally with the president.

Backroom Briefing: Workers' Comp Could Return

April 12, 2018 - 12:45pm

Expect efforts to revamp workers’ compensation insurance laws to return as new House and Senate leaders take over for the 2019 legislative session, according to Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier.



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