• Nelson calls on feds to help students affected by storms

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is leading a group of senators in calling on the U.S. Dept. of Education to use its discretion to help students displaced or otherwise unable to continue their education in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Nearly...

    Oct 20 • 116 Views • Comments Off on Nelson calls on feds to help students affected by storms

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is leading a group of senators in calling on the U.S. Dept. of Education to use its discretion to help students displaced or otherwise unable to continue their education in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Nearly...

  • Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8 Percent

    The Department of Economic Opportunity announced today that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in September, the lowest rate in more than a decade. As of September, Florida’s unemployment rate had dropped 6.9 percentage points since...

    Oct 20 • 97 Views • Comments Off on Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8 Percent

    The Department of Economic Opportunity announced today that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in September, the lowest rate in more than a decade. As of September, Florida’s unemployment rate had dropped 6.9 percentage points since...

  • 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 • 123 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 • 186 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...

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  • Commissioner Adam Putnam to Give Keynote at Fish & Wildlife Foundation Event Saturday

    Oct 20 • 111 Views

    MEDIA ADVISORY Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam will provide the keynote address at the Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s BlueGreen 2017 event. Event: Fish & Wildlife Foundation BlueGreen 2017 event Date: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: The Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, Fla. 33602... Read more

  • Florida Senator Dana Young Files Key Legislation to Address Citizen Concerns for the...

    Oct 20 • 142 Views

    In direct response to specific issues brought to light by her constituents, Florida Senator Dana Young (R-Tampa) today announced a list of three bills she has filed for the 2018 Legislative Session. These priorities include Senate Bill 564, relating to John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities; Senate Bill 566, relating to Unlawful Detention by a Transient Occupant; and Senate Bill 568, relating to Telephone Solicitation. “I am proud of the bills I have filed for the upcoming legislative session, and kno... Read more

  • CFO Patronis’ Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team Nets Fly-By-Night Contractor in Fort Myers

    Oct 20 • 124 Views

    Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced the arrest of Oscar M. Palma made by the Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team. Palma, a Fort Myers contractor, was reported to authorities after allegedly making subpar roof repairs to an area apartment complex following Hurricane Irma. Upon launching an investigation, fraud detectives quickly learned that while Palma advertised himself as a licensed and insured contractor, he in fact held no workers’ compensation coverage and was not l... Read more

  • Nelson calls on feds to help students affected by storms

    Oct 20 • 116 Views

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is leading a group of senators in calling on the U.S. Dept. of Education to use its discretion to help students displaced or otherwise unable to continue their education in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. "Nearly 250,000 college students have been displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the middle of their academic year," the senators wrote today in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "We respectfully request you work closely with students and institutions in Puerto Rico a... Read more

  • Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8 Percent

    Oct 20 • 97 Views

    The Department of Economic Opportunity announced today that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in September, the lowest rate in more than a decade. As of September, Florida’s unemployment rate had dropped 6.9 percentage points since December 2010, faster than the national decline. Private-sector businesses were severely impacted last month by Hurricane Irma, which resulted in survey data showing a reduction of job numbers solely for the month of September. To help Florida families and business owners quic... Read more

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

    Oct 19 • 142 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 • 931 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 • 111 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

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