• Florida Prepaid Partners with Florida Department of Education to Honor Outstanding Educators

    Florida Prepaid Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year From left, 2018 Teacher of the Year Tammy Jerkins, State Board Member Tom Grady, State Board Member Ben Gibson, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, Florida Prepaid...

    Jan 17 • 104 Views • Comments Off on Florida Prepaid Partners with Florida Department of Education to Honor Outstanding Educators

    Florida Prepaid Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year From left, 2018 Teacher of the Year Tammy Jerkins, State Board Member Tom Grady, State Board Member Ben Gibson, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, Florida Prepaid...

  • Senator Aaron Bean Unveils Unsolved Cases in Florida Website

    Senator Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) unveiled Florida’s new unsolved cases website featuring more than 400 unsolved homicides. The Unsolved Cases in Florida website features unsolved homicides that have been submitted by local law enforcement agencies...

    Jan 17 • 91 Views • Comments Off on Senator Aaron Bean Unveils Unsolved Cases in Florida Website

    Senator Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) unveiled Florida’s new unsolved cases website featuring more than 400 unsolved homicides. The Unsolved Cases in Florida website features unsolved homicides that have been submitted by local law enforcement agencies...

  • Senator Campbell’s DACA Memorial to Congress Passes First Senate Committee

    Democratic Senator Daphne Campbell’s bill urging the US Congress to protect children of immigrants living in the states under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) passed its first committee of reference today. “DREAMers are under...

    Jan 16 • 117 Views • Comments Off on Senator Campbell’s DACA Memorial to Congress Passes First Senate Committee

    Democratic Senator Daphne Campbell’s bill urging the US Congress to protect children of immigrants living in the states under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) passed its first committee of reference today. “DREAMers are under...

  • Sens. Nelson, Rubio ask Senate leadership to bring disaster supplemental to floor immediately

    Following a town hall today with hundreds of Puerto Rican community members in Kissimmee, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asked Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer to immediately bring the disaster supplemental to the Senate floor to help...

    Jan 12 • 130 Views • Comments Off on Sens. Nelson, Rubio ask Senate leadership to bring disaster supplemental to floor immediately

    Following a town hall today with hundreds of Puerto Rican community members in Kissimmee, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asked Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer to immediately bring the disaster supplemental to the Senate floor to help...

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  • Interlachen man claims first top prize in new FLORIDA 50X THE CASH Scratch-Off...

    Jan 17 • 74 Views

    Kenneth Hall, Jr. poses with his oversized check after claiming a $2 million top prize in the FLORIDA 50X THE CASH Scratch-Off game. The Florida Lottery announces that Kenneth Hall, Jr., 48, of Interlachen, claimed a $2 million top prize in the new FLORIDA 50X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,600,000.00. Hall purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 1137 State Road 20 in Interlachen. The retail... Read more

  • Altamonte Springs man arrested on 10 counts of child pornography

    Jan 17 • 78 Views

    Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Orlando Cyber Crime Task Force today arrested Timothy Young, 38, of 133 Oyster Bay Circle, Apt. 360, Altamonte Springs, on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. After receiving a tip, FDLE agents launched an investigation and found that Young had downloaded images depicting child pornography. During the execution of a search warrant, agents conducted a forensic preview of digital devices and found at least 10 files of children who appeared to be under the a... Read more

  • Senator Stewart Rallies Support for Equal Pay for Equal Work

    Jan 17 • 82 Views

    State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) is a firm believer in equal pay for equal work, and understands first-hand the heavy economic toll it takes predominantly on women when they face discrimination in the paycheck. Determined to change those numbers, Senator Stewart is sponsoring legislation that would level the playing field in the work place, as well as a resolution that codifies equality for women in the constitution. On Tuesday, January 23rd, a rally will be held in support of the measures in the state Capitol. ... Read more

  • Miami woman turns $25 into $1 million playing the $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH...

    Jan 17 • 78 Views

    The Florida Lottery announces that Maria Larin, 65, of Miami, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $748,000.00. Larin purchased her winning ticket from Winn-Dixie, located at 6770 Southwest 40th Street in Miami. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $25 game, $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH, features mor... Read more

  • Mast to POTUS: Prioritize Florida Water Infrastructure in Budget Request

    Jan 17 • 99 Views

    U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to prioritize the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), including completion of the reservoir authorized by Florida Senate Bill 10, in his budget request to Congress this year. The text of the letter is below and attached: January 17, 2018 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Mr. President: Thank ... Read more

  • Florida Prepaid Partners with Florida Department of Education to Honor Outstanding Educators

    Jan 17 • 104 Views

    Florida Prepaid Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year From left, 2018 Teacher of the Year Tammy Jerkins, State Board Member Tom Grady, State Board Member Ben Gibson, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, Florida Prepaid Executive Director Kevin Thompson, Florida Prepaid Director of Marketing and Communications Martha Bullock, Florida Prepaid Spokesperson Shannon Colavecchio, State Board Chair Marva Johnson, State Board Member Andy Tuck and State Board Member Michael Olenick. At a meetin... Read more

  • Consumer Alert from Florida Office of Insurance Regulation: Cryptocurrency

    Jan 17 • 86 Views

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency-related investment products have been identified as emerging investor threats for 2018. Cryptocurrencies are a medium of exchange that are created and stored electronically in the blockchain, a distributed public database that keeps a permanent record of digital transactions. Common cryptocurrencies include Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. Unlike traditional currency, these alternatives have no physical form and typically are not backed by tangible assets. They are not insured ... Read more

  • Senator Aaron Bean Unveils Unsolved Cases in Florida Website

    Jan 17 • 91 Views

    Senator Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) unveiled Florida’s new unsolved cases website featuring more than 400 unsolved homicides. The Unsolved Cases in Florida website features unsolved homicides that have been submitted by local law enforcement agencies for placement on the website. The website was developed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). In his prior role as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, Senator Bean had the idea for a statewide website featuring u... Read more

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