• Governor Rick Scott Honors 628 Veterans with Veterans Service Medal

    Governor Rick Scott today awarded 628 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to the state and the nation. Since 2013, Governor Scott has awarded more than 13,000 veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal....

    Jan 23 • 58 Views • Comments Off on Governor Rick Scott Honors 628 Veterans with Veterans Service Medal

    Governor Rick Scott today awarded 628 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to the state and the nation. Since 2013, Governor Scott has awarded more than 13,000 veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal....

  • Florida Supreme Court to begin Facebook Live broadcasts

    More than 40 years ago the Florida Supreme Court issued a wide welcome to cameras in its courtroom. That welcome grows even broader this coming Thursday when Facebook Live broadcasts begin, making this one of the first courts in the world to use social media...

    Jan 23 • 115 Views • Comments Off on Florida Supreme Court to begin Facebook Live broadcasts

    More than 40 years ago the Florida Supreme Court issued a wide welcome to cameras in its courtroom. That welcome grows even broader this coming Thursday when Facebook Live broadcasts begin, making this one of the first courts in the world to use social media...

  • Key administration official admits Florida is not “off the table” for drilling

    UPDATE: Following is a comment from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on the acting director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s admission today that Florida is not “off the table” to new drilling: “This confirms what we all suspected: there is...

    Jan 19 • 118 Views • Comments Off on Key administration official admits Florida is not “off the table” for drilling

    UPDATE: Following is a comment from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on the acting director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s admission today that Florida is not “off the table” to new drilling: “This confirms what we all suspected: there is...

  • Florida Prepaid Partners with Florida Department of Education to Honor Outstanding Educators

    Florida Prepaid Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year From left, 2018 Teacher of the Year Tammy Jerkins, State Board Member Tom Grady, State Board Member Ben Gibson, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, Florida Prepaid...

    Jan 17 • 158 Views • Comments Off on Florida Prepaid Partners with Florida Department of Education to Honor Outstanding Educators

    Florida Prepaid Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year From left, 2018 Teacher of the Year Tammy Jerkins, State Board Member Tom Grady, State Board Member Ben Gibson, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, Florida Prepaid...

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  • Senator Daphne Campbell seeks to remove archaic Florida statues

    Jan 23 • 69 Views

    Archaic laws that could land someone in jail for up to a year for such crimes as maliciously imputing a woman’s lack of chastity or degrading a bank’s reputation may soon be removed from Florida statutes under legislation sponsored by Senator Daphne Campbell (D-Miami). SB 1060, which won unanimous endorsement Monday in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, would remove two obscure criminal statutes dating back to the late 1800’s and early 20th century, both first degree misdemeanors. “This bill would repeal Fl... Read more

  • SunRail Offering Special Service on Pro Bowl Game Day This Sunday

    Jan 23 • 63 Views

    SunRail is pleased to announce it is offering special service to support the NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium this Sunday, January 28. With the NFL Pro Bowl kick-off scheduled Sunday at 3 p.m., SunRail begins service at noon, as the first train leaves southbound from the DeBary Station. Service runs hourly between the DeBary and the Sand Lake Road stations for about eight hours. Those taking the train should consult the special schedule at sunrail.com and take note of the times of service, including: The ... Read more

  • Governor Rick Scott Appoints Eight Members to Judicial Nominating Commissions

    Jan 23 • 69 Views

    Governor Rick Scott today announced the following appointments: Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission Eual Tyler Cathey, of Tampa, is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Franklin Street. He succeeds Edward Page and is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2019. Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Jennifer Shoaf Richardson, of Jacksonville, is an attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C. She succeeds Michelle Barnett and is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2020. Ninth Circ... Read more

  • Kissimmee man celebrates 39th birthday with $550,000 LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot

    Jan 23 • 59 Views

    The Florida Lottery announces that Mao Ni, of Kissimmee, claimed the $550,000 LUCKY MONEY™ jackpot from the January 12, 2018, drawing at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee, two weeks after his 39th birthday. Ni chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $403,449.10. He purchased his winning LUCKY MONEY Quick Pick ticket from Publix, located at 2338 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee. The retailer received a bonus commission of $1,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. ... Read more

  • Governor Rick Scott Honors 628 Veterans with Veterans Service Medal

    Jan 23 • 58 Views

    Governor Rick Scott today awarded 628 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to the state and the nation. Since 2013, Governor Scott has awarded more than 13,000 veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize these brave American heroes who dedicated their lives to protecting the families of our great nation. We will continue working to give back to our selfless veterans who have given so much to our state and country.”... Read more

  • Florida Children and Youth Cabinet Focuses on the Health and Well-Being of Florida...

    Jan 23 • 51 Views

    In recognition of Children’s Week, leaders from the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet came together today on the steps of the Old Capitol to promote the health and well-being of Florida’s children. For the past 23 years, this event has strengthened Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improving communities through events and outreach efforts. Members of the cabinet addressed its current priorities, including focusing on early childhood development, the effect of substance abuse on children, significant behavi... Read more

  • DJJ Honors 2018 Youth Ambassadors During Youth Success Day

    Jan 23 • 46 Views

    Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Secretary Christina K. Daly, the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation, members of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association, legislators, and community partners today honored the 2018 DJJ Youth Ambassadors during Youth Success Day at a reception at Florida’s Historic Capitol. DJJ Youth Ambassadors are youth in the state of Florida who have turned their lives around for the better after contact with the juvenile justice system. These ambassadors serve as mentors and role models ... Read more

  • Nursing home and assisted living facility associations support Governor Scott’s proposal that all...

    Jan 23 • 59 Views

    Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Florida Health Care Association, Florida Senior Living Association, LeadingAge Florida and the Florida Assisted Living Association have agreed to support the Governor’s rule to have emergency generators to power their air conditioning units during emergencies. These associations, which represent thousands of nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Florida, have worked with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) ... Read more

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