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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 • 73 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 • 117 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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    The Children’s Movement of Florida announces newly named board members

    Carol Jenkins Barnett, of Lakeland, chair and president of Publix Super Markets Charities and longtime benefactor of the statewide ReadingPals early literacy program. Wesley Barnett, of Lakeland, an entrepreneur who holds key leadership positions in several...

    Jun 23 • 266 Views • Comments Off on The Children’s Movement of Florida announces newly named board members

    Carol Jenkins Barnett, of Lakeland, chair and president of Publix Super Markets Charities and longtime benefactor of the statewide ReadingPals early literacy program. Wesley Barnett, of Lakeland, an entrepreneur who holds key leadership positions in several...

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

    At a recent meeting of the Broward League of Cities, the statewide Florida League of Cities presented Rep. Bobby DuBose (D-94), Rep. George R. Moraitis (R-93), and Rep. Hazelle P. Rogers (D-95) with Legislative Appreciation Awards. Rep. Sharon Pritchett...

    Jun 21 • 191 Views • Comments Off on Broward Legislators and Local Government Officials Receive Awards from Florida League of Cities

    At a recent meeting of the Broward League of Cities, the statewide Florida League of Cities presented Rep. Bobby DuBose (D-94), Rep. George R. Moraitis (R-93), and Rep. Hazelle P. Rogers (D-95) with Legislative Appreciation Awards. Rep. Sharon Pritchett...

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    Mar 14 • 691 Views

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

    Mar 11 • 811 Views

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    Hurricane Season Creates “Perfect Storm” for Shady Operators

    Jun 24 • 73 Views

    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 weaker wind shears and stronger storms. Already this year, just one week into hurricane season, Tropical Storm Colin brought a new record: the earliest that three named storms have hit the Atlantic basin. Hurricanes and tropical storms pose significant threats to home... Read more

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    FWC moving forward with statewide conservation effort

    Jun 23 • 109 Views

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is moving forward with a significant effort to conserve Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife throughout the state. At its June meeting, the Commission recommended staff move forward with efforts to establish a suite of new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs. CWAs are established by the FWC under a Florida Administrative Code rule to protect important wildlife concentrations from human disturbance during critical periods of their life cycles, su... Read more

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    Largest National Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Takedown in History

    Jun 23 • 115 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Department of Justice, the United States Department of Health and Human Services and additional federal enforcement agencies today announced the largest Medicare and Medicaid fraud takedown in United States history. As part of the take down, authorities arrested a hundred South Florida residents for participating in various schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of more than $200 mill... Read more

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    Greater Pensacola Chamber Named PSC Helping Hand

    Jun 23 • 132 Views

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is pleased to award its June Helping Hand recognition to the Greater Pensacola Chamber (GPC). The Chamber envisions a thriving community and partners with agencies – like the PSC – to provide beneficial information to their residents. “The Greater Pensacola Chamber is looking out for its consumers and spearheads partnerships, such as ours, to provide helpful information.  They connected us with various community and senior organizations, so we could meet w... Read more

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

    Jun 23 • 117 Views

    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 excellence and improvement on the metrics put forward in 2014 by the Board of Governors. The Governor and Legislature codified the Board’s metrics into law in 2016 and directed $500 million toward the model, including a $225 million state investment that universities matche... Read more

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    The Children’s Movement of Florida announces newly named board members

    Jun 23 • 266 Views

    Carol Jenkins Barnett, of Lakeland, chair and president of Publix Super Markets Charities and longtime benefactor of the statewide ReadingPals early literacy program. Wesley Barnett, of Lakeland, an entrepreneur who holds key leadership positions in several technology, retail and entertainment companies. Tony Carvajal, of Tallahassee, executive vice president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Gary Chartrand, of Jacksonville, executive chairman of Acosta Inc., and a member and former chair of the Florida... Read more

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    FWC votes to Postpone Bear Hunting in 2016

    Jun 23 • 91 Views

    EASTPOINT, Fla. - Today, the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016. Although the framework for bear hunting in Florida remains in place, there will be a zero hunt objective set for 2016, and the Commission could consider future bear hunting in 2017. Nick Wiley, FWC executive director said, “Although hunting has been demonstrated to be a valuable tool to control bear populations across the country, it is just one part of FWC’s comprehensiv... Read more

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    Sunrail Meeting Notice – Technical Advisory Committee

    Jun 23 • 91 Views

    Sanford - The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission’s (CFCRC) Technical Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. at LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland Avenue, Orlando, FL, in the second-floor multi-purpose room. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) shoul... Read more

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