• Gov. Scott: Floridians Need to Monitor Weather Closely

    Governor Rick Scott met with Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford and Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas to prepare for upcoming impacts from Subtropical Storm Alberto. At the meeting, Gov. Scott urged Floridians to watch the weather closely and make a plan. To...

    May 25 • 87 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Floridians Need to Monitor Weather Closely

    Governor Rick Scott met with Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford and Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas to prepare for upcoming impacts from Subtropical Storm Alberto. At the meeting, Gov. Scott urged Floridians to watch the weather closely and make a plan. To...

  • DCF Celebrates National Foster Care Month

    The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and its community partners have joined together to recognize and celebrate foster families and those who support them during National Foster Care Month. “When you choose to invest in and enhance the...

    May 24 • 112 Views • Comments Off on DCF Celebrates National Foster Care Month

    The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and its community partners have joined together to recognize and celebrate foster families and those who support them during National Foster Care Month. “When you choose to invest in and enhance the...

  • Nelson files bill to hire more mental health counselors in schools

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) filed legislation today to hire more mental health professionals in schools across the country. The move comes in the wake of recent school shootings in Florida and Texas, and a 2016 report from the Florida Association of School...

    May 23 • 140 Views • Comments Off on Nelson files bill to hire more mental health counselors in schools

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) filed legislation today to hire more mental health professionals in schools across the country. The move comes in the wake of recent school shootings in Florida and Texas, and a 2016 report from the Florida Association of School...

  • PSC Urges Floridians to Prepare for 2018 Hurricane Season

    With last year’s Atlantic storm season among the strongest, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) urges residents to prepare now for the 2018 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. “Hurricane preparedness should top our to-do...

    May 21 • 109 Views • Comments Off on PSC Urges Floridians to Prepare for 2018 Hurricane Season

    With last year’s Atlantic storm season among the strongest, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) urges residents to prepare now for the 2018 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. “Hurricane preparedness should top our to-do...

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  • FDOT Palm Beach County Weekly Traffic Report for week of May 25, 2018...

    May 25 • 90 Views

    Palm Beach County traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. Weather permitting; closures will be in effect on I-95 and in other areas throughout Palm Beach County for construction activities. For around-the-clock, real-time, I-95 traffic information, call 511. To view real-time video of I-95 in Palm Beach County, visit the Florida Department of Transportation’s Palm Beach SMART SunGuide Transportation Manage... Read more

  • Changing Lives from the Inside: Shelter Dogs Cared for and Trained by Florida...

    May 25 • 103 Views

    The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) recently began the TAILS (Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills) program at one of its juvenile residential commitment programs, the Duval Youth Academy in Jacksonville. The TAILS program began in 2015 as a collaborative effort bringing together prison inmates and hard-to-adopt shelter dogs. This January, three dogs were placed at the Duval Youth Academy to pilot the TAILS program in a juvenile setting. Under the guidance of the TAILS Program Director Jen Deane, youth se... Read more

  • New posting from the Florida Supreme Court, 5/25/2018, 12:30 p.m. ET

    May 25 • 98 Views

    New material has been posted to the Supreme Court website in: Joseph Redner v. Florida Department of Health (order dismissing medical marijuana petition) Follow the links at: floridasupremecourt.org.... Read more

  • Florida Democrats Holding “I Will Vote” Weekend of Action

    May 25 • 115 Views

    Activists Are Participating in 38 Events in 23 Counties Across the State With less than 100 days until the August 28th primary, Florida Democrats are coming together this Memorial Day weekend for an “I Will Vote” weekend of action, with U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and FDP hosting joint “Nelson’s Neighbors” events across the state. The weekend of action marks a kick-off to a summer of activism, where Democrats are committed to registering thousands of Floridians to vote-by-mail, knocking on doors in all 67 counti... Read more

  • Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission (CFCRC) Meeting May 31, 2018

    May 25 • 94 Views

    The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission (CFCRC), the SunRail advisory board comprised of elected leaders from the five local funding partners, will meet Thursday, May 31, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Metroplan Orlando offices, located at 250 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801. This meeting site is conveniently located near the Church Street Station platforms. Please check SunRail arrival and departure times at sunrail.com. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, na... Read more

  • RoadWatch Advisory for Ewell Road Closure and Temporary Signal in Polk County

    May 25 • 91 Views

    POLK COUNTY Ewell Road from east of Irby Lane to Old Highway 37: Ewell Road will CLOSE at the Poley Creek bridge, starting Tuesday, May 29, and will remain closed through the end of summer. Motorists should follow the posted detour using Lunn Road, West Pipkin Road and Yates Road to detour around Poley Creek. Trucks will be directed to detour using SR 37 (South Florida Avenue), Shepherd Road and County Line Road. A temporary signal has been placed at the eastern Lunn Road intersection. The signal will remain on ... Read more

  • CFO Jimmy Patronis: One Week Away from Hurricane Season, Prepare for Flooding from...

    May 25 • 58 Views

    With the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season one week away and Subtropical Storm Alberto developing and strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis reminds Floridians to prepare for severe flooding. “Floridians can’t take this lightly and should protect themselves and their property from damage,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis. “Hurricane Irma last year resulted in 1,778 private flood insurance claims and according to the National Flood Insurance Program, floods in Florida have cost more ... Read more

  • Gov. Scott: Floridians Need to Monitor Weather Closely

    May 25 • 87 Views

    Governor Rick Scott met with Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford and Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas to prepare for upcoming impacts from Subtropical Storm Alberto. At the meeting, Gov. Scott urged Floridians to watch the weather closely and make a plan. To make a plan, visit FLGetaPlan.com. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to any potential impacts from Subtropical Storm Alber... Read more

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