• Gov. Scott: Florida Unemployment Lowest in a Decade

    Nearly 18,000 Jobs Created Across the State in June Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in June, the lowest rate since June 2007. Florida businesses created nearly 18,000 private-sector jobs in June,...

    Jul 21 • 86 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Unemployment Lowest in a Decade

    Nearly 18,000 Jobs Created Across the State in June Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in June, the lowest rate since June 2007. Florida businesses created nearly 18,000 private-sector jobs in June,...

  • Nelson opposes Interior nominee

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor today to oppose the nomination of David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist and the president’s pick for the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Department of Interior. “There are host of reasons, from his history...

    Jul 20 • 34 Views • Comments Off on Nelson opposes Interior nominee

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor today to oppose the nomination of David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist and the president’s pick for the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Department of Interior. “There are host of reasons, from his history...

  • Florida’s Insurance Consumer Helpline Recovers $16.6M During First Half of 2017

    Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that assistance provided by insurance experts working Florida’s Insurance Consumer Helpline led to the recovery of more than $16.6 million during the first half of 2017. Helpline experts answered more...

    Jul 19 • 106 Views • Comments Off on Florida’s Insurance Consumer Helpline Recovers $16.6M During First Half of 2017

    Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that assistance provided by insurance experts working Florida’s Insurance Consumer Helpline led to the recovery of more than $16.6 million during the first half of 2017. Helpline experts answered more...

  • Sen. Bill Nelson: ‘Let’s stop this war on science.’

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor today to call for an end to the “blatant, coordinated effort by some elected officials to muzzle the scientific community.” “Just last month, in the state of Florida,” Nelson said, “the Florida...

    Jul 17 • 148 Views • Comments Off on Sen. Bill Nelson: ‘Let’s stop this war on science.’

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor today to call for an end to the “blatant, coordinated effort by some elected officials to muzzle the scientific community.” “Just last month, in the state of Florida,” Nelson said, “the Florida...

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  • FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

    Jul 21 • 73 Views

    Pro anglers and industry stakeholders fished at a simulated tournament to assist in research initiatives. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) partnered with the Bienville Plantation to host two simulated bass fishing tournaments to assist with an ongoing research initiative studying water quality in boat livewells during summer bass tournaments. Bass caught during fishing tournaments are temporarily held in an angler’s boat livewell until time for the tournament weigh-in. Livewells are holding... Read more

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Unemployment Lowest in a Decade

    Jul 21 • 86 Views

    Nearly 18,000 Jobs Created Across the State in June Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in June, the lowest rate since June 2007. Florida businesses created nearly 18,000 private-sector jobs in June, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,397,400. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate, which is 3.1 percent, has exceeded the nation’s rate, which is 1.7 percent, for 63 consecutive months. Governor Scott will also meet today with re... Read more

  • FSU MAAPP Students Hosted Roundtable on Retaining Young Professionals

    Jul 21 • 126 Views

    Community Leaders Joined Students in Discussion About Local Opportunities for Graduates Florida State University Master of Applied American Politics and Policy students hosted a roundtable discussion today with local, state and federal leaders to discuss opportunities for young professionals in the Capital City. Applied educational programs, like the FSU MAAPP program, provide young professionals an opportunity to pursue a graduate degree while advancing in their careers. “Politics is big business in Tallahassee and fo... Read more

  • Nelson Urges Administration to Act on Fee Refunds for Delayed Bags

    Jul 20 • 76 Views

    More than a year after Congress passed a law requiring airlines to issue prompt fee refunds for delayed bags, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) wants to know why it’s taking so long for the administration to act. In a letter sent today to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Nelson called on her to immediately issue rules needed to carry out the law. “As we enter the heart of the summer travel season, each further day of delay causes substantial consumer harm,” Nelson wrote. “I urge you to act now to give the flyin... Read more

  • ICYMI: WPBF: Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at Orangetheory Fitness

    Jul 20 • 80 Views

    “Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at Orangetheory Fitness” WPBF (ABC) - West Palm Beach, FL July 19, 2017 To view the clip, click HERE.... Read more

  • Southern Rail Commission releases comments on Gulf Coast Working Group’s report

    Jul 20 • 83 Views

    Monday’s delivery to Congress of the Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Working Group’s Final Report by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) provides positive endorsement for the Southern Rail Commission’s long standing recommendation that passenger rail service be restored across America’s Gulf Coast. The Report details anticipated capital costs of less than $112M, plus estimated $5M for project development and planning. The culmination of more than 18 months of dedicated service on the part of the Gulf Coast Working Gr... Read more

  • First Lady Ann Scott Continues Summer Literacy Adventure at Marion County Public Library

    Jul 20 • 145 Views

    First Lady Ann Scott today continued the 2017 Summer Literacy Adventure at Marion County Public Library in Ocala. First Lady Scott read to students from the Marion County Boys and Girls Club and encouraged them to read throughout the summer as they prepare for school to begin. “I thoroughly enjoyed spending my morning at the Marion County Public Library with students from the Boys and Girls Club,” said First Lady Ann Scott. “This is the perfect time for children and families to spend extra time reading and learn... Read more

  • New FWC BearWise funding will focus on communities with ordinances

    Jul 20 • 74 Views

    In an effort to help reduce human-bear conflicts, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting local governments to apply for BearWise funding for their communities. The FWC will focus on providing funding to local governments with BearWise ordinances requiring residents and businesses to keep garbage secure from bears. The funding will offset the costs for residents and businesses to use bear-resistant equipment to secure their garbage from bears. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature ... Read more

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