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    Northwest Florida Officials Honored with 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards

    The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Destin Councilwoman Prebble Ramswell, Fort Walton Beach City Manager Michael Beedie, Tallahassee Commissioner Gil Ziffer and Valparaiso Commissioner Heyward Strong with 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards. These local...

    May 26 • 64 Views • Comments Off on Northwest Florida Officials Honored with 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards

    The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Destin Councilwoman Prebble Ramswell, Fort Walton Beach City Manager Michael Beedie, Tallahassee Commissioner Gil Ziffer and Valparaiso Commissioner Heyward Strong with 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards. These local...

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    Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin Honored with 2016 Home Rule Hero Award

    The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin with a 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards. Mayor Senmartin earned this prestigious award for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home...

    May 26 • 57 Views • Comments Off on Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin Honored with 2016 Home Rule Hero Award

    The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin with a 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards. Mayor Senmartin earned this prestigious award for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home...

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    Suncoast Legislators and Local Government Officials Receive Awards from Florida League of Cities

    At a recent meeting of the Suncoast League of Cities, the Florida League of Cities presented Sen. Tom Lee (R-24), and Rep. Ed Narain (D-61) with Legislative Appreciation Awards. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-22) was also in attendance. Legislative Appreciation Award...

    May 26 • 79 Views • Comments Off on Suncoast Legislators and Local Government Officials Receive Awards from Florida League of Cities

    At a recent meeting of the Suncoast League of Cities, the Florida League of Cities presented Sen. Tom Lee (R-24), and Rep. Ed Narain (D-61) with Legislative Appreciation Awards. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-22) was also in attendance. Legislative Appreciation Award...

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    Governor Rick Scott Issues “Finish in Four, Save More” Challenge to Universities and...

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, during the Degrees to Jobs Summit, Governor Scott issued the “Finish in Four, Save More” Challenge to encourage universities and colleges to help full time students graduate with an affordable degree in four years to avoid...

    May 25 • 62 Views • Comments Off on Governor Rick Scott Issues “Finish in Four, Save More” Challenge to Universities and Colleges

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, during the Degrees to Jobs Summit, Governor Scott issued the “Finish in Four, Save More” Challenge to encourage universities and colleges to help full time students graduate with an affordable degree in four years to avoid...

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    Does Donald Trump Have the Smallest “We”? Rhetorical Insights from the Presidential Debate

    Mar 14 • 552 Views

    By Michelle Ubben and Karen Cyphers, Ph.D. Florida matters – this election cycle more than ever.  Heading into Tuesday’s primary, we who call ourselves Floridians are enjoying the heady feeling of being consequential:  99 delegates for the GOP, winner take all, and 246 delegates awarded proportionally between the Democrats. A giant momentum machine that can sway the election in either direction. Intense national media attention. We know what that feels like as it relates to a presidential election and – this year ... Read more

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    Sen. Negron, Rep. Diaz, Florida Dental Association Expose HMO Untruths Regarding Dental Legislation

    Mar 11 • 619 Views

    Senate President-Designate Joe Negron, Rep. Jose Diaz, Florida Dental Association Expose HMO Untruths Regarding Dental Legislation Sen. Joe Negron emphasizes how legislation protects Medicaid dental care.  Assuring Floridians that dental care for children and adults covered by Medicaid is protected and enhanced under House Bill 819, Florida Senate President-Designate Joe Negron, State Representative Jose “Pepe” Diaz, and the Florida Dental Association today exposed a list of untruths being spread by HMOs attempt... Read more

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    UCF Student Builds Beehive Fences to Help Save Elephants in Africa

    May 27 • 33 Views

    Video from the field in Kenya: https://www.facebook.com/UCF/?fref=ts ORLANDO -- Matthew Rudolph, 31, always knew he wanted a career that involved animals, but he never envisioned using tiny honeybees to help save the world’s largest land mammal. Still, that’s exactly what the University of Central Florida biology student has been doing for the past six months, working alongside a team of international researchers in Kenya to build fences with beehives. The special fences scare off elephants. Yes, really. And tha... Read more

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    Northwest Florida Officials Honored with 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards

    May 26 • 64 Views

    The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Destin Councilwoman Prebble Ramswell, Fort Walton Beach City Manager Michael Beedie, Tallahassee Commissioner Gil Ziffer and Valparaiso Commissioner Heyward Strong with 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards. These local government officials earned this prestigious award for their tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2016 legislative session. Awards were presented at the May 20 meeting of th... Read more

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    Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin Honored with 2016 Home Rule Hero Award

    May 26 • 57 Views

    The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin with a 2016 Home Rule Hero Awards. Mayor Senmartin earned this prestigious award for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2016 legislative session. The award was presented on May 24 in the City of Marathon council chamber. “Home Rule Hero award recipients are some of the Florida League of Cities’ biggest advocates for municipal issues, alw... Read more

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    Suncoast Legislators and Local Government Officials Receive Awards from Florida League of Cities

    May 26 • 79 Views

    At a recent meeting of the Suncoast League of Cities, the Florida League of Cities presented Sen. Tom Lee (R-24), and Rep. Ed Narain (D-61) with Legislative Appreciation Awards. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-22) was also in attendance. Legislative Appreciation Award recipients are legislators who advocate on behalf of the League and its member cities time after time. These lawmakers consistently voted in support of League positions, offered amendments to help prevent preemptions and unfunded mandates, or worked behind the scenes t... Read more

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    Record-high single-day counts for manatees announced by Jacksonville University researchers

    May 26 • 77 Views

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The number of manatees in local waters surged to the highest single-day counts since surveys by Jacksonville University researchers began more than two decades ago, rising 15 percent to 217 over the previous record of 189 in 2012. However, researchers cautioned that the heavy boat traffic season is just around the corner as Memorial Day Weekend approaches. Aerial surveys conducted of the Lower St. Johns River Basin on Monday, May 23, and the Intracoastal Waterway on Wednesday, May 25, showed a rev... Read more

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    Flags at Half-Staff for Former State Representative Gene Campbell

    May 26 • 56 Views

    On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, former State Representative Gene Campbell passed away. Campbell served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1974 until 1976, and again from 1978 until 1980. Campbell had a passion for education, often proposing bills to better fund Florida schools. As a symbol of respect for the memory of former State Representative Gene Campbell, and his service to our State, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse of Palm... Read more

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    FDOT and GEICO Remind Motorists to use “Safe Phone Zones” at Florida Rest...

    May 26 • 87 Views

    Tallahassee, FL – This Memorial Day weekend more vehicles are expected on our highways, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds motorists to avoid distracted driving. June 1 marks the first anniversary of Safe Phone Zones in Florida. In 2015 GEICO sponsored Safe Phone zones in Florida’s 64 Rest Areas, Welcome Centers and Turnpike Service Plazas as “Safe Phone Zones”. This provides a place where drivers can safely and conveniently use their phones and other mobile devices for calling, texting, navi... Read more

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    Adam H. Putnam to Host Press Event on Testing Mosquitoes for Zika

    May 26 • 90 Views

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is holding a press event on today, May 26, at the Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Kissimmee, Fla., to discuss testing for the Zika virus in the mosquito vector species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Following Commissioner Putnam’s remarks, a tour of the laboratory will be offered. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently updated the laboratory with the tools necessary to test mosquitoes for the Zika v... Read more

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