• DCF Issues Updates on Federal Disaster Food Assistance Program

    The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) today issued updates on the federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations in Florida. DCF continues to operate federal DSNAP and since September 27, has served individuals...

    Oct 18 • 107 Views • Comments Off on DCF Issues Updates on Federal Disaster Food Assistance Program

    The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) today issued updates on the federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations in Florida. DCF continues to operate federal DSNAP and since September 27, has served individuals...

  • Gov. Scott’s Opioid Proposal Moving Forward in the Legislature

    Governor Rick Scott today thanked Florida Senate President Joe Negron, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Representative Jim Boyd for filing legislation to combat the opioid epidemic and help Florida families. The...

    Oct 13 • 177 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott’s Opioid Proposal Moving Forward in the Legislature

    Governor Rick Scott today thanked Florida Senate President Joe Negron, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Representative Jim Boyd for filing legislation to combat the opioid epidemic and help Florida families. The...

  • UF offers free online courses to students displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico,...

    The University of Florida is offering free courses through UF Online to assist college students displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Undergraduate students displaced from select colleges and who are U.S. citizens...

    Oct 13 • 112 Views • Comments Off on UF offers free online courses to students displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

    The University of Florida is offering free courses through UF Online to assist college students displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Undergraduate students displaced from select colleges and who are U.S. citizens...

  • Sen. Nelson urges CMS to help maintain access to health care for Florida...

    Sen. Bill Nelson today sent the following letter urging the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to work with the state of Florida to ensure children maintain access to their healthcare in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Following is text...

    Oct 12 • 102 Views • Comments Off on Sen. Nelson urges CMS to help maintain access to health care for Florida children

    Sen. Bill Nelson today sent the following letter urging the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to work with the state of Florida to ensure children maintain access to their healthcare in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Following is text...

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  • Senator Gary Farmer issues statement on racist speaker at the University of Florida

    Oct 19 • 55 Views

    “Every human being, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or mental capabilities; deserves to be treated with respect. Guarantees of equality and basic human dignity for all people are essential components of a functioning democratic society. Today in Gainesville Richard Spencer will espouse an ideology that flies in the face of these basic American values. “This hateful man has spewed despicable comments about people of color and our Jewish and Muslim communities, and has suggested that woman... Read more

  • First Lady Ann Scott Celebrates H.I.V.E. Preparatory Academy Students’ Summer Reading Accomplishments

    Oct 19 • 54 Views

    First Lady Ann Scott visited Highly Inquisitive and Versatile Education (HIVE) Preparatory School in Miami-Dade County to congratulate them on winning the 2017 First Lady’s Summer Literacy Adventure reading challenge. Each student and school employee received family passes to a Florida state park and the school received 100 books for its library. The school previously won the Summer Literacy Adventure in 2013. The Summer Literacy Adventure is an annual partnership between the Florida Department of Education, Departm... Read more

  • Sen. Daphne Campbell files bill to add new protections for Florida patients in...

    Oct 19 • 48 Views

    Alarmed by a loophole in Florida law allowing nursing homes and other medical facilities housing patients for extensive stays to escape requirements for emergency power, state Senator Daphne Campbell (D-Miami) on Wednesday filed legislation designed to beef-up patient protections. “As we saw first-hand with Hurricane Irma, ignoring the critical importance of maintaining power for air conditioning in Florida’s climate leads to tragic conclusions,” said Senator Campbell. “Blistering heat coupled with high humidity i... Read more

  • $120 Million Settlement Reached with General Motors for Defective Ignition Switch

    Oct 19 • 61 Views

    Attorney General Pam Bondi, 48 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia today announced a $120 million consumer protection settlement with General Motors Company regarding allegations that GM concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles. The settlement concludes a multistate investigation into the auto manufacturer’s failure to timely disclose known safety defects in several models of GM vehicles. In 2014, GM issued seven vehicle recalls in response to unintended ke... Read more

  • Governor Scott Highlights $1 Million Proposal for Jewish Day School Security

    Oct 19 • 51 Views

    Governor Rick Scott today visited the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando to highlight his proposal for $1 million in security funding for Jewish Day Schools as part of his 2018-2019 recommended budget. Read more about the proposal HERE.... Read more

  • Caldwell Locks Another Key Endorsement Block in Bid for Commissioner of Agriculture

    Oct 19 • 51 Views

    Announces Unanimous Support from Returning Republican House Members from Northeast Florida Representative Matt Caldwell today announced the unanimous endorsements of returning Republican House members from Northeast Florida, in the third wave of legislative endorsements announced by the campaign, which follows the unanimous support of House members from the Panhandle and Southwest Florida delegations. Since launching his bid for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Representative Caldwell continues to travel the Sunshine S... Read more

  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Announces Office of Youth and Family Advocacy

    Oct 19 • 40 Views

    The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) today announced its plan to establish an Office of Youth and Family Advocacy within the Office of the DJJ Secretary. The Office will serve as a firsthand resource working directly with youth and families to foster communication and amplify their voice in the ongoing improvement of the juvenile justice system. Youth and families will have an additional avenue to raise concerns and engage with the Department to ensure youth and family needs are addressed. This Office will hel... Read more

  • CFO Patronis Urges FEMA to Reconsider Vendor Transition During Heart of Hurricane Season

    Oct 18 • 97 Views

    Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William “Brock” Long urging FEMA to reconsider an upcoming vendor transition that could delay the processing of federal flood claims in Florida. CFO Patronis asked FEMA officials to release a transition plan that ensures no pending claims face delays or to consider delaying the transition until the end of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. CFO Patronis said, “…I am concerned that an upcoming vendor tra... Read more

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