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    Gov. Scott: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Now Available for Counties Affected by Hurricane Hermine

    Governor Rick Scott announced today that individuals who have lost jobs as a result of severe storms and flooding during Hurricane Hermine may be entitled to Disaster Unemployment Assistance. On September 28, 2016, the federal government approved Governor...

    Sep 30 • 76 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Now Available for Counties Affected by Hurricane Hermine

    Governor Rick Scott announced today that individuals who have lost jobs as a result of severe storms and flooding during Hurricane Hermine may be entitled to Disaster Unemployment Assistance. On September 28, 2016, the federal government approved Governor...

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    GDP in 15 Florida Metro Areas Grew Faster Than Nation in 2015

    Most Florida metro areas outpaced the nation in gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in 2015. Fifteen of Florida’s 22 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) increased their gross domestic product (GDP) at a faster rate than the national average in 2015....

    Sep 29 • 104 Views • Comments Off on GDP in 15 Florida Metro Areas Grew Faster Than Nation in 2015

    Most Florida metro areas outpaced the nation in gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in 2015. Fifteen of Florida’s 22 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) increased their gross domestic product (GDP) at a faster rate than the national average in 2015....

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    Senate Approves $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

    The Senate today approved $1.1 billion in emergency spending to fight the spread of the Zika virus. The funding was approved as part of a broader government-spending bill the Senate passed today by a vote of 72 – 26. The bill now heads to the House, where...

    Sep 28 • 89 Views • Comments Off on Senate Approves $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

    The Senate today approved $1.1 billion in emergency spending to fight the spread of the Zika virus. The funding was approved as part of a broader government-spending bill the Senate passed today by a vote of 72 – 26. The bill now heads to the House, where...

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    CFO Atwater Launches New Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    CFO Atwater Launches “My Money”: A New Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the launch of a new financial literacy program tailored to meet the needs of Floridians...

    Sep 28 • 102 Views • Comments Off on CFO Atwater Launches New Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    CFO Atwater Launches “My Money”: A New Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the launch of a new financial literacy program tailored to meet the needs of Floridians...

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    Executive Order No. 16-229: Regarding Stan L. Greer

    Sep 30 • 57 Views

    MEMORANDUM DATE: September 30, 2016 TO: All Interested Media FROM: Jackie Schutz Executive Office of the Governor, Communications Director RE: Executive Order No. 16-229: Regarding Stan L. Greer Please see Executive Order 16-229 which suspends Stan L. Greer from the Florida 911 Board of Directors. To view the executive order, click HERE.... Read more

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    Gov. Scott: As Hurricane Matthew Strengthens to Category 4, Residents Must Be Prepared

    Sep 30 • 67 Views

    The National Hurricane Center today (NHC) upgraded Hurricane Matthew to a major category four hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. Although the NHC official forecast continues to show a track east of Florida, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Division of Emergency Management continue to actively monitor Hurricane Matthew and urge everyone in Florida to remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions as it moves through the Caribbean over the weekend. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) ... Read more

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    Tech Leaders Discuss Entrepreneurship, Disruptive Tech at Florida Poly’s First In-Person #STEMTalks

    Sep 30 • 90 Views

    Founder behind cutting-edge fingerprint sensor addresses University partners and students. Florida Polytechnic University today held its first in-person #STEMTalks event titled "Disrupting Markets, One Person – or Fingerprint – at a Time," with a keynote by Co-founder and CEO of K4Connect F. Scott Moody, one of the founders behind the fingerprint sensor technology used in many Apple products. The event at Florida Poly’s Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building focused heavily on STEM entrepreneurship ... Read more

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    PSC to Hear FPL’s Proposed Indiantown Cogeneration, L.P. Purchase on Monday

    Sep 30 • 72 Views

    The Florida Public Service Commission will meet Monday, October 3 for a hearing on Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) petition to purchase Indiantown Cogeneration, L.P., a 330-megawatt coal-fired power plant, and terminate its existing power purchase agreement. With several hearing issues stipulated, the hearing process has been streamlined and Commissioners may make a bench decision on the purchase. If approved, the transaction is expected to save FPL customers $100 million to $151 million over the next nine yea... Read more

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    Upcoming Detour in Port Orange along Dunlawton Avenue / Taylor Road (SR 421)

    Sep 30 • 77 Views

    To accommodate widening the Interstate 95 (I-95) bridges over Dunlawton Avenue/Taylor Road (State Road (SR) 421) in Port Orange, the Florida Department of Transportation will have overnight lane closures with detours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. October 3 through October 6, and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. October 9 through October 12. Dunlawton Avenue starts at the I-95 interchange going east, and Taylor Road starts at the I-95 interchange going west. A total of 16 beams will be set during this time, 2 beams per night, allowing the ex... Read more

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    Office Issues Order Establishing Citizens Commercial Property Rates

    Sep 30 • 91 Views

    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has issued an Order establishing the 2017 commercial property rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens). The overall estimated statewide average rate changes are shown in the chart below. The effective date for both new and renewal rates within the Commercial Lines and Coastal Accounts is February 1, 2017. This is an estimate of the rate effect on earned premiums determined using selected changes from the in-force policy distributions and the rate... Read more

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    Upcoming Public Hearing for the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate PD&E Study

    Sep 30 • 78 Views

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public hearing for the “I-4 Beyond the Ultimate” PD&E (Project Development and Environment) Study. This study focuses on the concept of adding express lanes on Interstate 4 (I-4), from west of US 27 to west of Kirkman Road/State Road (SR) 435 to the west, and from east of SR 434 to east of SR 472 to the east; a distance of approximately 40 miles. At this meeting we will present the recommended design alternative for adding express lanes on the segment of ... Read more

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    UT Center for Public Speaking Launches New Speaker Series Oct. 18

    Sep 30 • 75 Views

    This year, The University of Tampa Center for Public Speaking and the speech program have launched a new speaker series, showcasing talented speakers from throughout the state. For this year’s series, the center has partnered with Equality Florida, the primary statewide organization advocating for gay and lesbian rights. All events in the series will be held in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on campus and are free and open to the public. The series will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. with Hann... Read more

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