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    Excellence in Higher Education Legislation Passes Final Senate Committee

    Senate Bill 2 available for consideration on the Senate Floor during the first week of Session Senate Bill 2, the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act, and Senate Bill 4, Faculty Recruitment, both sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), were...

    Feb 23 • 96 Views • Comments Off on Excellence in Higher Education Legislation Passes Final Senate Committee

    Senate Bill 2 available for consideration on the Senate Floor during the first week of Session Senate Bill 2, the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act, and Senate Bill 4, Faculty Recruitment, both sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), were...

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    Floridians for Ridesharing Coalition Launches in Support of Statewide Ridesharing Legislation

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce and other organizations today launched Floridians for Ridesharing, a coalition advocating a uniform set of statewide regulations governing ridesharing services across Florida. The coalition includes business groups, nonprofit...

    Feb 22 • 83 Views • Comments Off on Floridians for Ridesharing Coalition Launches in Support of Statewide Ridesharing Legislation

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce and other organizations today launched Floridians for Ridesharing, a coalition advocating a uniform set of statewide regulations governing ridesharing services across Florida. The coalition includes business groups, nonprofit...

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    2017 United Way ALICE Report shows that working families continue to struggle in...

    Florida’s United Ways announce consensus legislative agenda to advocate for working families during the 2017 Florida Legislature During the United Way Capital Days, United Way of Florida released the findings of the updated United Way ALICE Report. It...

    Feb 22 • 85 Views • Comments Off on 2017 United Way ALICE Report shows that working families continue to struggle in Florida

    Florida’s United Ways announce consensus legislative agenda to advocate for working families during the 2017 Florida Legislature During the United Way Capital Days, United Way of Florida released the findings of the updated United Way ALICE Report. It...

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    CFO Jeff Atwater Enters Final Session Fighting for Floridians

    As lawmakers progress through the final committee week ahead of the 2017 Legislative Session, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is readying to enter his final Session the same way he began his first nearly two decades ago—fighting for Floridians....

    Feb 22 • 88 Views • Comments Off on CFO Jeff Atwater Enters Final Session Fighting for Floridians

    As lawmakers progress through the final committee week ahead of the 2017 Legislative Session, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is readying to enter his final Session the same way he began his first nearly two decades ago—fighting for Floridians....

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    Maitland Summit Boulevard closing Feb. 24-27, north of Maitland Boulevard intersection

    Feb 23 • 61 Views

    A portion of Maitland Summit Boulevard, north of the Maitland Boulevard (State Road 414) intersection, will be closed this weekend as I-4 Ultimate construction crews work to place girders for the new westbound Maitland Boulevard overpass. The Maitland Summit Boulevard continuous weekend closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 24, and will reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, February 27. Detour routes for the continuous weekend closure of Maitland Summit Boulevard, north of Maitland Boulevard intersection, are availab... Read more

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    LeadingAge Florida Statement Regarding Actions Taken by House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee

    Feb 23 • 108 Views

    "LeadingAge Florida applauds Chairman Jason Brodeur and the Florida House of Representatives for their decision not to pursue the Navigant plan for nursing home reimbursement,” said LeadingAge Florida President & CEO Steve Bahmer. “The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee listened to our members’ concerns and decided that a change this significant deserves additional thoughtful deliberation and further study to prevent unnecessary disruptions in nursing home care. High-quality care for Florida’s seniors ... Read more

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    Comprehensive Gaming Legislation Passes Final Senate Committee

    Feb 23 • 82 Views

    Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 8, Gaming, which today passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations. “Florida is a diverse state and our constituents have many different opinions, beliefs and convictions regarding gaming. This legislation does not attempt to make value judgments about the private activities of free, taxpaying Floridians, instead it presents a comprehensive approach to regulating a voter-approved industry that has contributed billions of dollars ... Read more

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    Florida Supreme Court: Regular weekly opinion release, 2/23/2017, 11 a.m. ET

    Feb 23 • 108 Views

    Filings for the Florida Supreme Court February 23, 2017 SC14-1514 - Quentin Marcus Truehill v. State of Florida SC14-1672 - Luis A. Montes-Valeton v. State of Florida SC15-1486 - Sharon Myers v. State of Florida SC15-1620 - Jose Martinez v. State of Florida SC15-1655 - Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, Inc., etc. v. MMB Properties, etc. SC16-996 - In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure - Form 1.983 (Prospective Juror Questionnaire) SC16-1644 - Geno L. Hawkins,... Read more

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    Excellence in Higher Education Legislation Passes Final Senate Committee

    Feb 23 • 96 Views

    Senate Bill 2 available for consideration on the Senate Floor during the first week of Session Senate Bill 2, the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act, and Senate Bill 4, Faculty Recruitment, both sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), were merged today and passed as a package through the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater). Having passed all three committees of reference, Senate Bill 2 is available for consideration on the Senate floor during the first week of... Read more

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    Sen. Jeff Clemens and Rep. Lori Berman file bill to strike unconstitutional language...

    Feb 23 • 94 Views

    Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) and Rep. Lori Berman (D-Lantana) have filed Senate Bill 1114 and House Bill 6025, striking unconstitutional language from House Bill 1411 (HB 1411), the omnibus anti-reproductive health care bill passed during the 2016 session. Last June, Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Central Florida successfully challenged three parts of HB 1411. “Thank goodness we have a court system that acts as a check on the Legislature,” Sen. Clemens said.... Read more

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    Media Advisory: Hawkins Park Ribbon-Cutting on Monday

    Feb 23 • 76 Views

    On Monday, February 27, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, RESPECT of Florida, and local dignitaries will officially open Hawkins Recreational Park. The accessible park is being reopened to the public after renovations and the installation of new playground equipment. The property was donated to the state of Florida for the benefit of individuals with disabilities. WHAT: Hawkins Recreational Park Ribbon-Cutting WHEN: Monday, February 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: Hawkins Recreational Park 5550 Bubba Lane Mi... Read more

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    Academic Excellence Symposium: A Dialogue on Equity and Inclusion

    Feb 23 • 61 Views

    A Dialogue on Equity and Inclusion will be the theme during Daytona State College’s 9th annual Academic Excellence Symposium slated for Friday, March 3, in the Hosseini Center on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. The free, public symposium, geared toward giving educators strategies for best practices in teaching and learning, will focus on equity and inclusion through three specific lenses: poverty and affluence in the 21st century; LGBTQ issues and perspectives; and supporting s... Read more

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