• Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism

    88.2 million visitors came to Florida in the first nine months of 2017 Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida set another tourism record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 88.2 million...

    Nov 20 • 75 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism

    88.2 million visitors came to Florida in the first nine months of 2017 Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida set another tourism record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 88.2 million...

  • Attorney Ben Crump to Star in New A&E Series “Who Killed Tupac?”

    Six-part TV series premieres Tuesday, November 21, and follows Crump as he investigates murder of Tupac Shakur Ben Crump Photo credit: A&E Network Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who gained national recognition representing the families of...

    Nov 20 • 58 Views • Comments Off on Attorney Ben Crump to Star in New A&E Series “Who Killed Tupac?”

    Six-part TV series premieres Tuesday, November 21, and follows Crump as he investigates murder of Tupac Shakur Ben Crump Photo credit: A&E Network Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who gained national recognition representing the families of...

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection Announces New Statewide Recycling Education Campaign

    State, industry partnership works to reduce contamination of curbside recycling through education The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, on Florida Recycles Day, will announce the launch of a statewide public education campaign, Rethink. Reset....

    Nov 15 • 167 Views • Comments Off on Florida Department of Environmental Protection Announces New Statewide Recycling Education Campaign

    State, industry partnership works to reduce contamination of curbside recycling through education The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, on Florida Recycles Day, will announce the launch of a statewide public education campaign, Rethink. Reset....

  • Senate passes bill requiring U.S. amateur athletic organizations to report sexual abuse

    The U.S. Senate today passed legislation led by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and others to require amateur athletics governing bodies to report sexual abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the...

    Nov 14 • 69 Views • Comments Off on Senate passes bill requiring U.S. amateur athletic organizations to report sexual abuse

    The U.S. Senate today passed legislation led by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and others to require amateur athletics governing bodies to report sexual abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the...

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  • CRC Meeting Schedule Week of November 27-December 1

    Nov 20 • 63 Views

    MEDIA ADVISORY The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) noticed the following meeting schedule for the week of November 27-December 1, 2017. CRC meetings are open to the public and will be livestreamed by The Florida Channel on TheFloridaChannel.org. Members of the public wishing to address CRC committees will be provided an opportunity to speak at the direction of the respective committee chair. Visit flcrc.gov/Committees for additional information on CRC committees. The Interim Calendar is available on the CRC Cal... Read more

  • Appointments by Governor Rick Scott for Monday, November 20, 2017

    Nov 20 • 67 Views

    Gov. Scott Appoints Danny Nix to Florida Southwestern State College District Board of Trustees Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Danny Nix to the Florida Southwestern State College District Board of Trustees. Nix, 40, of Punta Gorda, is the owner of Nix & Associates Real Estate, LLC. He received his bachelor’s degree from Western Governor’s University. Nix succeeds Eric Loche, and is appointed for a term beginning November 20, 2017, and ending May 31, 2018. The appointment is subject to c... Read more

  • Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission Meeting December 1, 2017

    Nov 20 • 57 Views

    The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission meets Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at LYNX Central Station, in the LYNX Boardroom, located at 455 N. Garland Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801. This is a change from the customary meeting location for this board. This SunRail advisory board comprised of elected leaders from the five local funding partners. This meeting site is conveniently located near the LYNX Station platforms. Please check SunRail arrival and departure times at www.sunrail.com. Public participat... Read more

  • Gov. Scott to Highlight Military and Veteran Funding in the Securing Florida’s Future...

    Nov 20 • 50 Views

    MEDIA ADVISORY Tomorrow, November 21st, Governor Rick Scott will honor Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal and highlight investments in Florida’s military, veteran and families in his 2018-2019 Securing Florida’s Future budget. WHEN: 9:00 AM WHERE: Florida National Guard Armory 8551 West Venable Street Crystal River, FL 34429 WHEN: 2:30 PM WHERE: Florida National Guard Armory 605 S Bay St Eustis, FL 32726... Read more

  • The University of Tampa Announces Physician Assistant Medicine Program

    Nov 20 • 95 Views

    Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Medicine (MPAM) to begin in Fall 2019 The University of Tampa has announced it will begin offering a master’s degree program in physician assistant medicine starting in Fall 2019. The program is intended to engage in collaborative training that produces competent graduates who provide quality medical care to their communities. Physician assistants are licensed medical providers who practice medicine on health care teams with physicians and other providers. UT’s PA curriculu... Read more

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism

    Nov 20 • 75 Views

    88.2 million visitors came to Florida in the first nine months of 2017 Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida set another tourism record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 88.2 million visitors, according to VISIT FLORIDA. This represents a 3.3 percent increase over the 85.4 million visitors from the same period in 2016. This includes 77.6 million domestic visitors, 7.9 million overseas visitors and 2.7 million Canadians visitors. Governor Scott made the an... Read more

  • Commissioner Adam Putnam Provides Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Celebrations

    Nov 20 • 65 Views

    Ahead of Thanksgiving, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service are providing tips to ensure a safe holiday weekend. The following tips can help prevent wildfire: Avoid burning yard debris on dry, windy days. Never leave a fire or outdoor heat source unattended. Set up turkey fryers and grills at least 10 feet away from the home and away from overhanging branches and natural areas. Clear an area around the heat source free of leaves, branches and other flammable debris or mat... Read more

  • UCF Scientist Receives Florida and International Recognition

    Nov 20 • 55 Views

    A University of Central Florida engineer recognized worldwide as a leader in power electronics and whose work led to the development and commercialization of the first compact single-solar photovoltaic panel was recognized by both the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan recently. “Greetings from the Dead Sea, Jordan,” Issa Batarseh, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Florida Solar Energy Center’s Energy System Integration... Read more

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