Impact Report August: Countdown to 2020 Session Begins

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Impact Report August: Countdown to 2020 Session Begins

 

As summer winds down, the legislative cycle is heating up as lawmakers prepare for September meetings ahead of the 2020 session. Your FICPA Governmental Affairs team has been active throughout the summer meeting with members across the state, setting legislative priorities for the coming year, and keeping members informed when it comes to implications of new legislation that took effect. Watch our video update for new developments on all of these fronts.

The 2020 session and elections will be here before you know it – stay informed and up to date by continuing to follow the IMPACT Report!

Also in this edition of the IMPACT Report:

  • Emerging Leaders 2019-2020 Class Announced
  • State & Local Government Accounting Conference
  • FICPA Hosts Networking Reception with Florida Bar

Sincerely

Justin Thames
Director of Governmental Affairs

Other Weekly News and Highlights:

Emerging Leaders 2019-2020 Class Announced

The FICPA recently announced the 2019-2020 class of its Emerging Leaders Program. The program is a selective leadership development opportunity for young CPAs looking to grow in their careers and impact their communities. Each year, the program allows these CPAs to establish strong professional relationships and take the next step forward as leaders. This year’s kick-off event took place earlier this month in Orlando, where participants got to meet their classmates, hear from alumni, strengthen their communication skills, and learn how they can build the CPA profession in Florida. FULL Press Release Here


 

This Week: State & Local Government Accounting Conference

Our annual conference for CPAs in government is taking place this week, August 22 & 23 in Orlando (and via live stream)! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field and learn how to navigate the ethical and practical demands of public services. Check out the full agenda here!



FICPA Hosts Networking Reception with Florida Bar


Join the FICPA & the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section at our Joint Networking Reception!

Thursday, September 26
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel|

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

This unique opportunity offers a chance to interact with key players in finance, accounting, and business law, and is held in conjunction with the 2019 FICPA Accounting Show Next Era.

  • Live music & open bar
  • Shuttle transportation from the convention center to the event
  • Exclusive networking with the FICPA & Florida Bar members

Space is limited – register for FREE today at www.ficpa.org/as-reception!

 



Florida TaxWatch Publishes FY 2019-2020 Budget Guide


Florida TaxWatch just released a guide to the FY 2019-20 state budget, which went into effect July 1, 2019. This is the first budget in the new administration of Governor Ron DeSantis, and he put a special emphasis on protecting the Everglades, affordable housing, and hurricane recovery which seem to be his spending priorities. Go to Florida TaxWatch to see the Budget Guide in its entirety. 


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Florida CPA/PAC Director Kristin Bivona meeting with State Senate Candidate Jason Brodeur during an event in Orlando, FL.

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