• Tips to Avoid Gas Pump Skimmers This Memorial Day Weekend

    Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is providing simple tips this Memorial Day weekend to help Floridians and visitors avoid skimmers, devices that are placed on gas pumps to steal consumers’ debit and credit card information. The Florida Department...

    May 26 • 100 Views • Comments Off on Tips to Avoid Gas Pump Skimmers This Memorial Day Weekend

    Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is providing simple tips this Memorial Day weekend to help Floridians and visitors avoid skimmers, devices that are placed on gas pumps to steal consumers’ debit and credit card information. The Florida Department...

  • Nelson introduces bill to speed up Everglades projects

    Florida lawmakers in both the U.S. House and Senate reintroduced legislation today to expedite future Everglades-restoration projects by streamlining the process from planning to construction of a project. The legislation – introduced in the Senate by U.S....

    May 25 • 119 Views • Comments Off on Nelson introduces bill to speed up Everglades projects

    Florida lawmakers in both the U.S. House and Senate reintroduced legislation today to expedite future Everglades-restoration projects by streamlining the process from planning to construction of a project. The legislation – introduced in the Senate by U.S....

  • Broad-Based Tax Relief Package Becomes Law

    Back-To-School and Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays, Sales Tax Exemption for Feminine Hygiene Products, Lower Business Rent Tax Florida Governor Rick Scott today signed House Bill (HB) 7109, Taxation. The legislation, sponsored in the Senate by...

    May 25 • 135 Views • Comments Off on Broad-Based Tax Relief Package Becomes Law

    Back-To-School and Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays, Sales Tax Exemption for Feminine Hygiene Products, Lower Business Rent Tax Florida Governor Rick Scott today signed House Bill (HB) 7109, Taxation. The legislation, sponsored in the Senate by...

  • Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Cut $180 Million in Taxes for Floridians

    Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7109, which cuts taxes by $180 million for Florida families and businesses. This brings the total amount of taxes cut since Governor Scott has been in office to more than $6.7 billion. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to sign...

    May 25 • 74 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Cut $180 Million in Taxes for Floridians

    Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7109, which cuts taxes by $180 million for Florida families and businesses. This brings the total amount of taxes cut since Governor Scott has been in office to more than $6.7 billion. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to sign...

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  • Niceville’s Twin Cities Hospital Receives PSC’s Triple E Award

    May 26 • 111 Views

    Hit by rising costs and increased energy use, Niceville’s Twin Cities Hospital opted to become more energy efficient, earning them the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) May Triple E Award for Energy Efficiency Efforts. “Hospitals are large energy consumers operating 24 hours a day and patient care often depends on electricity,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown.  “We especially recognize Twin Cities Hospital management who contacted their utility to find ways to reduce energy costs, so they can redirect the... Read more

  • Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

    May 26 • 124 Views

    Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1, and will remain open through Dec. 31. Monroe County is excluded from this season because it follows the Atlantic state season. Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor and Jefferson counties are also excluded from this opening because they have their own season from April 1-June 30. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be discussing extending this shorter four-county season at the July Commission meeting... Read more

  • Mast, Gottheimer, Royce, Engel Introduce Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act

    May 26 • 151 Views

    Bipartisan Bill Sanctions Financial Backers of Hamas U.S. Congressmen Brian Mast (FL-18), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (CA-39) and Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (NY-16) introduced the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act. The bipartisan bill imposes sanctions on foreign persons, agencies and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad or their affiliates. The bill is co-sponsored by U.S. Congressmen Brad Sherman (CA-30), I... Read more

  • Tips to Avoid Gas Pump Skimmers This Memorial Day Weekend

    May 26 • 100 Views

    Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is providing simple tips this Memorial Day weekend to help Floridians and visitors avoid skimmers, devices that are placed on gas pumps to steal consumers’ debit and credit card information. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has found and removed 185 skimmers so far this year. The number of consumers victimized by each skimmer is estimated to be about 100 per device, with an average of $1,000 stolen from each victim. Travelers can take the following... Read more

  • Complete Florida’s webinar helps adults return to college, finish degree

    May 26 • 98 Views

    Complete Florida is hosting a monthly webinar, Finish-Up Friday, beginning June 2 from noon to 12:30 p.m. EDT. The free, live webinars will focus on preparing the busy adult learner to return to college and complete their degree. Complete Florida is managed by the UWF Innovation Institute. “Our live event will give adults the opportunity to speak with Complete Florida coaches about all that Complete Florida has to offer,” said Michelle Horton, Complete Florida enrollment and retention director. “Complete Florida is ... Read more

  • ICYMI: WPBF: Gov. Scott Signs $180 Million Tax Cut Package in Boca Raton

    May 26 • 104 Views

    “Gov. Scott Signs $180 Million Tax Cut Package in Boca Raton” WPBF (ABC) - West Palm Beach, FL May 25, 2017 To view the clip, click HERE.... Read more

  • Appointments by Gov. Rick Scott for Thursday, May 25, 2017

    May 25 • 172 Views

    Governor Rick Scott Reappoints 11 Governor Rick Scott today announced 11 reappointments to various boards and commissions throughout the state following the Florida Senate’s failure to consider them for confirmation by adjournment sine die of the 2017 regular legislative session: Florida Prepaid College Board Ambassador John Rood, 62, of Jacksonville, is the chairman of the Vestcor Companies, Inc. He is reappointed for a term beginning May 25, 2017, and ending June 30, 2017. Governing Board of the Northwest Flori... Read more

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    Florida Realtors Commends Gov. Scott for Signing HB 7109

    May 25 • 141 Views

    Bill Includes Reduction in Florida’s Business Rent Tax Maria Wells, 2017 president of Florida Realtors® and broker-owner with Lifestyle Realty Group in Stuart, issued the following statement regarding Governor Rick Scott’s signing of HB 7109 today. “Florida Realtors® applauds Governor Scott and members of the Legislature for making these tax cuts possible for Florida families. From a Realtor® perspective, I am particularly excited about the first-ever cut to the business rent tax that is included in this bill... Read more

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