• Nelson files bill to block expansion of offshore drilling

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and others filed legislation today to block the administration from opening up any additional areas to offshore drilling until at least 2022. The move comes amid reports that President Trump is preparing to sign an executive...

    Apr 27 • 117 Views • Comments Off on Nelson files bill to block expansion of offshore drilling

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and others filed legislation today to block the administration from opening up any additional areas to offshore drilling until at least 2022. The move comes amid reports that President Trump is preparing to sign an executive...

  • Key Senate panel authorizes additional $100 million for mosquito control

    The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today approved legislation to bolster local mosquito-control efforts to curb the spread of the Zika virus. The legislation filed earlier this month by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) would authorize...

    Apr 26 • 108 Views • Comments Off on Key Senate panel authorizes additional $100 million for mosquito control

    The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today approved legislation to bolster local mosquito-control efforts to curb the spread of the Zika virus. The legislation filed earlier this month by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) would authorize...

  • Gov. Scott Sends Letter to President Trump on Trade Opportunities With Argentina

    Governor Rick Scott sent a letter today to President Donald Trump regarding the president’s upcoming meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Governor Scott is currently leading an economic development mission in Argentina and met with President...

    Apr 25 • 137 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott Sends Letter to President Trump on Trade Opportunities With Argentina

    Governor Rick Scott sent a letter today to President Donald Trump regarding the president’s upcoming meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Governor Scott is currently leading an economic development mission in Argentina and met with President...

  • Wounded Veterans Invited to Participate in Free Gulf Coast Fishing Trip

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam invites Florida’s wounded veterans to register for a free offshore fishing trip launching from Carrabelle, Florida, on Tuesday, June 20. Space is limited, so eligible veterans must visit...

    Apr 25 • 246 Views • Comments Off on Wounded Veterans Invited to Participate in Free Gulf Coast Fishing Trip

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam invites Florida’s wounded veterans to register for a free offshore fishing trip launching from Carrabelle, Florida, on Tuesday, June 20. Space is limited, so eligible veterans must visit...

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  • Small Business Week Awards Presented at UNF

    Apr 28 • 71 Views

    The 25th annual Small Business Week Celebration luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43, Grand Banquet Hall, Room 1044. The event is presented by the Small Business Development Center at UNF with support from The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. This year’s event features a keynote address on “The Entrepreneurial Culture, How to Engage and Empower Your People,” presented by Bonnie Harvey an... Read more

  • May Oral Arguments schedule and press summaries from Florida Supreme Court

    Apr 28 • 77 Views

    New material has been posted to the Supreme Court website in: May Oral Arguments schedule and press summaries See: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org.... Read more

  • ICYMI: 500 Floridians attend CRC public hearings in Gainesville and Jacksonville

    Apr 28 • 86 Views

    Approximately 500 Floridians attended public hearings held by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on April 26 in Gainesville at the University of Florida (UF) and on April 27 in Jacksonville at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) as part of its, “Floridians Speak, We Listen” statewide tour. At UF, more than 100 individual Floridians requested to speak before the CRC and approximately 200 attended the hearing. At FSCJ, more than 110 individual Floridians spoke before the CRC and approximately 300 attended ... Read more

  • Bill giving state park discounts to foster & adoptive families passes Florida Legislature

    Apr 28 • 80 Views

    SB 64/HB 185, State Park Fees, by Senator Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) and Representative Larry Lee, Jr. (D-Port St. Lucie), passed the Florida Legislature yesterday. The bill provides licensed foster families and certain adoptive families with a free annual pass to state parks in Florida and a fifty percent discount on base campsite fees. “We have these wonderful, generous families who open their homes because of their love of children,” said Senator Bean. “What better way to recognize them and show our apprecia... Read more

  • ICYMI: WPEC: Gov. Scott supports President’s proposed tax plan

    Apr 28 • 79 Views

    “Gov. Scott Supports President's Proposed Tax Plan” WPEC (CBS) - West Palm Beach, FL April 27, 2017 To view the clip, click HERE. ... Read more

  • Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

    Apr 28 • 72 Views

    Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Seasonal harvest closures conserve Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future. Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31, closing June 1. Both the Atlantic and Gulf will reopen for recreational snook harvest Sept. 1. Snook ... Read more

  • Pulitzer Center awards international reporting grant to Flagler College student

    Apr 28 • 60 Views

    Flagler College junior Jessica Rowan was recently awarded a prestigious international reporting grant from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs. [caption id="attachment_121499" align="alignright" width="183"] Jessica Rowan[/caption] The Journalism major plans to investigate the struggle of Costa Rican children whose families can’t afford or find medical supplies to treat Type I diabetes. The topic is close to h... Read more

  • Environment Florida statement on Trump’s expected offshore drilling executive order

    Apr 28 • 87 Views

    President Trump issued an order directing the Secretary of Interior to revisit the 5 year drilling plan of proposed oil and gas development the the Outer Continental Shelf including the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico. To clarify, while the executive order DOES NOT require leasing in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, opening the door to more drilling anywhere in the Gulf still threatens our coastal communities here in Florida. As we know from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil spills have no boundaries. Jennifer Rub... Read more

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