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    Politico: Rick Scott: I’ll back candidate with best economic plan

    Rick Scott: I’ll back candidate with best economic plan CLICK HERE TO READ IN POLITICO We now have enough Republican presidential candidates to field nearly two baseball teams. I am asked all the time who I will vote for, but like most voters, I really...

    Aug 4 • 89 Views • Comments Off on Politico: Rick Scott: I’ll back candidate with best economic plan

    Rick Scott: I’ll back candidate with best economic plan CLICK HERE TO READ IN POLITICO We now have enough Republican presidential candidates to field nearly two baseball teams. I am asked all the time who I will vote for, but like most voters, I really...

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    League and Common Cause Call on Legislature for Complete Transparency in Redistricting Process

    August 3, 2015 Honorable Steve Crisafulli The Florida House of Representatives 420 The Capitol 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300 steve.chrisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov Honorable Andy Gardiner The Florida Senate 409 The Capitol 404 South...

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    August 3, 2015 Honorable Steve Crisafulli The Florida House of Representatives 420 The Capitol 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300 steve.chrisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov Honorable Andy Gardiner The Florida Senate 409 The Capitol 404 South...

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    Florida Lottery Has Best July On Record

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery has had its strongest start ever to the new fiscal year, with record sales for the month of July totaling $453.52 million. This surpassed the previous July high of $415.34 million in 2014 by 9.1%, and generated...

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    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery has had its strongest start ever to the new fiscal year, with record sales for the month of July totaling $453.52 million. This surpassed the previous July high of $415.34 million in 2014 by 9.1%, and generated...

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    Florida Forest Service Sends Crew to Battle Wildfires in California

    TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Forest Service is sending a crew of 20 wildland firefighters to assist wildfire suppression efforts in northern California. Wildland firefighters are...

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    TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Forest Service is sending a crew of 20 wildland firefighters to assist wildfire suppression efforts in northern California. Wildland firefighters are...

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    Transportation Summit to Explore Funding for Florida’s Transportation Future

    Jul 16 • 293 Views

    ST. AUGUSTINE – Nearly 2 million visitors annually make their way to St. Augustine, lured by the sense of discovering a unique historic part of Florida. While the venerable Castillo de San Marcos remains the traditional magnet for visitors, there are many other appealing historical sites and vistas including the site for this year’s transportation summit—the Casa Monica Hotel. How we fund transportation in the future is a theme running through Floridians for Better Transportation’s upcoming transportation summit, ... Read more >>

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    Coral Gables Man Claims $28 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot!

    Aug 4 • 87 Views

    ~ Largest FLORIDA LOTTO jackpot this year ~ John Liappas poses with Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell and oversized check after claiming the $28 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that John Liappas, 63, of Coral Gables, claimed the $28 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on July 22, 2015. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $19,151,244.65. Liappas, an avid Florida Lottery pla... Read more >>

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    Governor Scott Announces HOERBIGER Will Create 420 New Jobs

    Aug 4 • 111 Views

    CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced HOERBIGER will open a new North American manufacturing facility in Coral Springs and create 420 new jobs. The state-of-the-art plant in Coral Springs will feature the latest production engineering innovations and will create a $43.1 million capital investment in the region. The company will also retain 277 employees in Broward County. Governor Scott said, “I am excited HOERBIGER has chosen Coral Springs to open a new manufacturing plant and create 420 new jobs ... Read more >>

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    2015 Unclaimed Property Auction Raises $1.5 Million for Public Education

    Aug 4 • 90 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced that the 2015 unclaimed property auction held last Saturday in Jacksonville raised $1.53 million for Florida’s public schools. While entrusted in the state’s care, all unclaimed property funds are placed into the state’s public education trust fund where they support the greater good until claimed. This year’s auction was the second-highest yielding auction ever, second only to $1.7 million raised in Fort Lauderdale two years. The highest gro... Read more >>

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    UNF History Professor Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

    Aug 4 • 74 Views

    Dr. David Courtwright, a University of North Florida history professor, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant, which was designed to bring humanities scholarship into book clubs and onto best-seller lists. [caption id="attachment_99295" align="alignright" width="298"] Dr. David Courtwright[/caption] The NEH awarded a total of $1.7 million in grants for 36 nonfiction book projects. Courtwright’s award was among the first made under NEH’s new Public Scholar Program, which was created in 2014... Read more >>

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    Memo: Historic Obstruction Preventing Justice For Americans

    Aug 4 • 88 Views

    Senators Chuck Grassley and Marco Rubio among those obstructing judicial nominees ST. PETERSBURG - A research memo released today by organizations from across the country detailed the historic level of obstruction taking place in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Florida Senator Marco Rubio and other senators. The memo demonstrates that under the obstructionist leadership of Senator Grassley, the Judiciary Committee is on pace to confirm the fewest number of judges since 1953. I... Read more >>

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    Politico: Rick Scott: I’ll back candidate with best economic plan

    Aug 4 • 89 Views

    Rick Scott: I'll back candidate with best economic plan CLICK HERE TO READ IN POLITICO We now have enough Republican presidential candidates to field nearly two baseball teams. I am asked all the time who I will vote for, but like most voters, I really don’t know the answer to that question yet. I hope the upcoming debates on August 6th will help. America needs a strong, intelligent, driven leader who has a specific action plan for our country. Entertaining speeches are not enough. We have had almost eight years of ... Read more >>

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    Chief Justice Labarga Presents Award for Excellence to Sarasota-area Judge

    Aug 4 • 61 Views

    TAMPA – Circuit Judge Lee Haworth has presided over cases in all five divisions of Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit since he was elected to the bench more than a quarter of a century ago. His length of service, though, pales in comparison with the quality of his service, Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said Monday as he presented Judge Haworth with the newly established Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence. Many people might assume Judge Haworth’s legacy rests on the leadership he displayed when the housin... Read more >>

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    League and Common Cause Call on Legislature for Complete Transparency in Redistricting Process

    Aug 3 • 108 Views

    August 3, 2015 Honorable Steve Crisafulli The Florida House of Representatives 420 The Capitol 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300 steve.chrisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov Honorable Andy Gardiner The Florida Senate 409 The Capitol 404 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1110 gardiner.andy.web@flsenate.gov Dear Speaker Crisafulli and President Gardiner: We write to voice concerns about the process undertaken to redraw the Congressional redistricting plan in accordance w... Read more >>

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