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    Summit to Explore New Automobile Era as Part of Florida’s Transportation Future

    St. Pete Beach – Every year, Floridians for Better Transportation convenes a statewide summit of top transportation sector leaders to discuss Florida’s future mobility needs and chart a course to meet them.  Among the far-reaching topics to be explored...

    Jul 13 • 277 Views • Comments Off on Summit to Explore New Automobile Era as Part of Florida’s Transportation Future

    St. Pete Beach – Every year, Floridians for Better Transportation convenes a statewide summit of top transportation sector leaders to discuss Florida’s future mobility needs and chart a course to meet them.  Among the far-reaching topics to be explored...

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    “When Life Zigs, You Gotta Zag!” Florida Public Relations Association-Capital Chapter Monthly Meeting

    Have lunch with public relations pros on July 21 and learn something new at the same time! Carolyn Gosselin, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at the Florida Chamber of Commerce, shares how she applied her public relations and marketing experience to an...

    Jul 7 • 312 Views • Comments Off on “When Life Zigs, You Gotta Zag!” Florida Public Relations Association-Capital Chapter Monthly Meeting

    Have lunch with public relations pros on July 21 and learn something new at the same time! Carolyn Gosselin, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at the Florida Chamber of Commerce, shares how she applied her public relations and marketing experience to an...

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    Hurricane Season Creates “Perfect Storm” for Shady Operators

    While a major hurricane hasn’t made landfall in Florida in the last 10 years, experts say it’s not a matter of “if” our time will come, but “when.” The transition from an El Niño weather pattern to La Niña creates the perfect environment for...

    Jun 24 • 286 Views • Comments Off on Hurricane Season Creates “Perfect Storm” for Shady Operators

    While a major hurricane hasn’t made landfall in Florida in the last 10 years, experts say it’s not a matter of “if” our time will come, but “when.” The transition from an El Niño weather pattern to La Niña creates the perfect environment for...

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    FAMU awarded $25.6 million in performance funding by Board of Governors

    Boasting a 13-point improvement over last year’s performance metrics score, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) will receive nearly $25.6 million in performance funds for the 2016-2017 year. The amount is FAMU’s latest award for...

    Jun 23 • 284 Views • Comments Off on FAMU awarded $25.6 million in performance funding by Board of Governors

    Boasting a 13-point improvement over last year’s performance metrics score, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) will receive nearly $25.6 million in performance funds for the 2016-2017 year. The amount is FAMU’s latest award for...

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

    Mar 14 • 834 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 • 988 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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    Florida Lottery Players Will Soon Have Two New Draw Games To ‘Pick’ From

    Jul 26 • 47 Views

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery is introducing two new daily Draw games! PICK 2™ and PICK 5™ will be available beginning Monday, August 1; the current CASH 3™ and PLAY 4™ Draw games are also being renamed to PICK 3™ and PICK 4™ to complete the new line of daily PICK games. Each PICK game costs 50 cents or $1 to play; and with top prizes ranging from $50 to $50,000, there’s something for every level of player to enjoy! PICK 2 players can select two numbers, from 0 through 9, to win a top prize of up to $5... Read more

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    Governor Rick Scott to Make Major Job Creation Announcement

    Jul 26 • 49 Views

    MAITLAND, Fla. – Today, July 26, Governor Rick Scott will make a major job creation announcement in Maitland. WHAT:          Jobs Announcement WHEN:          9:30 AM WHERE:       2599 Lucien Way Maitland, Florida Contact: media@eog.myflorida.com (850) 717- 9282... Read more

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    First Lady Ann Scott To Wrap Up Summer Literacy Adventure At Oscar Scherer...

    Jul 25 • 61 Views

    OSPREY, Fla.,– Tomorrow, July 26, First Lady Ann Scott will conclude the 2016 Summer Literacy Adventure at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. She will read to students attending Sky Academy of the Venice YMCA summer camp and encourage them to pledge to read throughout their summer break. WHAT:         First Lady Visit WHEN:         10:00 AM WHERE:      Oscar Scherer State Park Nature Center 1843 South Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL For more information, including tips for parents and addi... Read more

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    Miami-Dade Psychiatrist Sentenced in Various Fraud Schemes

    Jul 25 • 124 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and additional federal partners today announced the sentencing of a Miami-Dade psychiatrist for participating in various schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, the U.S. Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Fernando Mendez Villamil, 48, of South Miami is sentenced to more than 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Villamil p... Read more

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    FAMU Seeing Increase in Graduate Studies Applications, Enrollment, and Degrees

    Jul 25 • 109 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is making great strides in its efforts to amplify its graduate programs. With a desire to put a more strategic focus on FAMU’s master’s and doctoral degree production, in 2015, President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., and Provost Marcella David tapped award-winning professor and alumnus David H. Jackson, Ph.D., to lead its graduate college and serve as associate provost for graduate education. The reenergized efforts have resulted in a 26 percent in... Read more

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    Three Charged in Massive Medicaid and Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Jul 25 • 131 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today announced the arrests of three individuals for operating a $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme involving numerous Miami-based health care providers. Attorney General Bondi’s MFCU, as part of the HEAT Strike Force, assisted in identifying more than $100 million of Medicaid fraud in connection to this scheme.  Odette Barcha, 49, Arnaldo Carmouze, 56, and Philip Esformes, 47, all of Miami-Dade County, are charged with conspiracy, o... Read more

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    Clemons Proud Of NRA “A” Rating

    Jul 25 • 81 Views

    Gainesville, Fla. — State House candidate Chuck Clemons made the following statement on his "A" rating from the NRA and "Pro-gun" rating from Unified Sportsmen of Florida: "I am a proud member of the NRA and maintain a hunting license and concealed carry permit. I take my Second Amendment rights very seriously and will work to defend them for myself and all Floridians in the state house. I am honored that fellow conservatives such as Congressman Yoho; Commissioner Putnam; Senator Bradley; Speakers Bense, Cretul, Cann... Read more

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    Kissimmee Man Arrested for $15,000 Timeshare Telemarketing Scam

    Jul 25 • 62 Views

      TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement arrested George Anthony Negron, Jr., 33, of Kissimmee for allegedly conducting a scheme that defrauded five victims of more than $15,000 through fraudulent timeshare sales. “Floridians are all too often the target of scammers hoping to obtain their hard-earned money by any means possible, including deals that are too good to ... Read more

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