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    Governor Scott: Florida at a 43-Year Crime Low

    TAMPA – Governor Rick Scott was joined by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey, Florida sheriffs and police chiefs to announce Florida’s crime rate dropped 4.7 percent compared to 2012, putting Florida at a 43-year crime low....

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    TAMPA – Governor Rick Scott was joined by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey, Florida sheriffs and police chiefs to announce Florida’s crime rate dropped 4.7 percent compared to 2012, putting Florida at a 43-year crime low....

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    Two Florida Lawmakers Take Stand To Change MLB Cuban Player Policy

    Major League Baseball Policy ‘Forces Players to Make Deal With the Devil’ TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Reps. Matt Gaetz and Jose Felix Diaz today said Major League Baseball (MLB) facilities in the state should receive no new tax incentives unless League...

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    Major League Baseball Policy ‘Forces Players to Make Deal With the Devil’ TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Reps. Matt Gaetz and Jose Felix Diaz today said Major League Baseball (MLB) facilities in the state should receive no new tax incentives unless League...

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    Scott/Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT’S SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 9:00am  FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION MEETING VIA PHONE  10:30am  2013 ANNUAL UNIFORM CRIME REPORT ANNOUNCEMENT Location: FDLE Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center Address: 4211...

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    GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT’S SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 9:00am  FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION MEETING VIA PHONE  10:30am  2013 ANNUAL UNIFORM CRIME REPORT ANNOUNCEMENT Location: FDLE Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center Address: 4211...

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    Lauren’s Kids Celebrates 6,000 Miles Walked for Hope, Healing and Child Protection Legislation

    ~ Florida leads the nation in its commitment to preventing child sexual abuse ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Childhood sexual abuse survivor Lauren Book today celebrated Florida’s most successful legislative session for child protection, climbing the steps of...

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    ~ Florida leads the nation in its commitment to preventing child sexual abuse ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Childhood sexual abuse survivor Lauren Book today celebrated Florida’s most successful legislative session for child protection, climbing the steps of...

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    Representative Harrell’s Human Trafficking Bill Passes the House

    Apr 23 • 28 Views

    Tallahassee, Fla. -- The Florida House of Representatives yesterday passed HB 7141 unanimously, sponsored by Representative Gayle Harrell. The bill is in response to the growing sex trafficking problem here in Florida and seeks to build on the Safe Harbor Act to enhance the needs of child victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The Safe Harbor Act allowed these children to be treated as victims, rather than criminals and provided for their placement in safe houses where they can receive therapy and other needed services. ... Read more >>

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    Florida Space Day Taking Place on March 12, 2014

    Jan 28 • 4215 Views

    Former Astronaut Bob Crippen, First to Pilot the Shuttle and Former KSC Director, Making Appearances KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (January 28, 2014) – Representatives from Florida’s aerospace industry will visit Tallahassee on March12, 2014, to participate in Florida Space Day and share with legislators the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation’s space program. Former NASA astronaut Bob Crippen (image attached), pilot of the first orbital test flight of the Shuttle program and former NASA Kenn... Read more >>

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Scott to make a jobs announcement at Advent Software

    Apr 23 • 34 Views

    Jacksonville, Fla. - On Thursday, April 24th, Governor Rick Scott will announce new jobs at Advent Software in Jacksonville. WHAT: Jobs Announcement WHEN: 9:45 am  LOCATION: Advent Software 10151 Deerwood Park Boulevard Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL  32256... Read more >>

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    FDLE members recognized for exceptional performance

    Apr 23 • 25 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Department of Law Enforcement members from throughout the state were honored Monday in Tallahassee for their outstanding performances during 2013. FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey congratulated the award winners for key accomplishments, money saving ideas and productivity.  Recipients were chosen from more than 200 nominations. “While each nomination was unique, there was a common denominator – outstanding performance,” said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey.  “Outstanding performan... Read more >>

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: Department of Education employees to be honored with Patriot Award

    Apr 23 • 37 Views

    Tallahassee, Fla., April 23, 2014 – Three Florida Department of Education employees will be honored tomorrow with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. Career and Adult Education Chancellor Rod Duckworth, Kathleen Taylor and Eric Smith are recognized for their efforts to support members of the National Guard or Reserve and their families through a wide range of measures, including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, and granting leaves of absence if needed. WHAT: Patriot A... Read more >>

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    New Florida Poll Shows Voters Overwhelmingly Support Destination Resorts in State; Oppose Internet...

    Oct 31 • 8724 Views

    TALLAHASSEE – Almost two-thirds of Florida voters support the Florida Legislature establishing a limited number of “high-quality destination resort casinos” in the state to create new jobs and boost economic development, a new poll of Florida voters shows. The survey of 601 likely Florida voters, conducted by The Tarrance Group, also found that respondents have a decidedly negative view (67 percent) of Internet gambling in the state. “The opinion of Florida voters is clear. When it comes to destination resorts, th... Read more >>

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    Senator Hukill’s Bill to Promote Poetry in State Passes the Florida Legislature

    Apr 23 • 45 Views

    Tallahassee — Senator Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange), passed Senate Bill 290/House Bill 513 with unanimous support in the Senate today.  The legislation officially creates the position and process for the nomination, selection and duties of the Florida State Poet Laureate.Senator Hukill read a poem that was created especially for today by a local poet, Dr. David Axelrod of Daytona Beach, FL.  The House Bill Sponsor, Representative Dan Raulerson joined Senator Hukill on the Senate Floor in support of its passage. F... Read more >>

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    Senator Abruzzo And Representative Ray Unite With Local Ethics Commissions And Community Organizations...

    Apr 23 • 32 Views

    TALLAHASSEE – Seeking to bolster the effectiveness of local ethics oversight in tandem with the input of those on the front lines, State Senator Joseph Abruzzo (D-Boynton Beach) and Representative Lake Ray (R-Jacksonville) on Wednesday were joined by Integrity Florida, the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics, the Director of the Jacksonville Ethics Office, and the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust to continue the dialogue on enhanci... Read more >>

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    ICYMI: Florida GOP Primary Winner Clawson Reaches Out To Latino Community

    Apr 23 • 30 Views

    BONITA SPRINGS – After his victory last night in southwest Florida, Republican Congressional nominee Curt Clawson sent a special message to the Hispanic communities of Florida and the nation. Please click here to watch Clawson’s message. Follow on Twitter Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle. Contributions from foreign nat... Read more >>

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Rick Scott to Participate in the IIFA 2014 Opening Press...

    Apr 23 • 42 Views

    Tallahassee, Fla. – Tomorrow, April 24, Governor Rick Scott will give welcoming remarks during the International Indian Film Academy opening press conference.  WHAT: Press Conference WHEN: 3:00pm  LOCATION: Hilton Tampa Downtown 211 North Tampa Street Tampa, FL 33602  ... Read more >>

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