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    State Preserves More Than 2,300 Acres of 160-Year-Old Ranch in Putnam County

    The Governor and Cabinet today unanimously approved the preservation of 2,306 acres of environmentally sensitive agricultural land on the Clay Ranch in Putnam County, while allowing the land and agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida’s...

    Dec 6 • 92 Views • Comments Off on State Preserves More Than 2,300 Acres of 160-Year-Old Ranch in Putnam County

    The Governor and Cabinet today unanimously approved the preservation of 2,306 acres of environmentally sensitive agricultural land on the Clay Ranch in Putnam County, while allowing the land and agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida’s...

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    Gov. Scott Recognizes Trooper Robert Ducker with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism

    Governor Rick Scott today highlighted that he will propose a five percent pay raise for sworn state law enforcement officers in his 2017-2018 recommended budget. Governor Scott will recommend $11.7 million to reward these officers for their life saving work....

    Dec 5 • 155 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott Recognizes Trooper Robert Ducker with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism

    Governor Rick Scott today highlighted that he will propose a five percent pay raise for sworn state law enforcement officers in his 2017-2018 recommended budget. Governor Scott will recommend $11.7 million to reward these officers for their life saving work....

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    FWC releases videos to educate Floridians on how to avoid conflicts with bears

    Bear cub peeking around tree (photo: FWC Flickr) As part of a continuing effort to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series,...

    Dec 1 • 113 Views • Comments Off on FWC releases videos to educate Floridians on how to avoid conflicts with bears

    Bear cub peeking around tree (photo: FWC Flickr) As part of a continuing effort to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series,...

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    Senator Jeff Brandes Files Amendment 4 Implementation Bill

    Senate Bill 90 will exempt solar and renewable energy devices from property taxes Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) announced he has filed SB 90, titled Solar and Renewable Energy Source Devices, to implement Amendment 4 passed by Florida voters on the...

    Dec 1 • 122 Views • Comments Off on Senator Jeff Brandes Files Amendment 4 Implementation Bill

    Senate Bill 90 will exempt solar and renewable energy devices from property taxes Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) announced he has filed SB 90, titled Solar and Renewable Energy Source Devices, to implement Amendment 4 passed by Florida voters on the...

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    Governor Scott Awards Two Escambia County Deputies with Medals of Heroism

    Dec 6 • 73 Views

    During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Escambia County Deputies Darren Robinson and Stefan Chamlis with the Medal of Heroism for their bravery and courage when they saved six lives from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola Beach. Governor Rick Scott said, “These brave deputies did not hesitate to put their lives on the line to save the lives of six individuals, including two children, from drowning. Their selfless actions show the commitment these officers have to their c... Read more

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    Witty, tidy and upscale: What millennials like in store design

    Dec 6 • 65 Views

    With the holiday season in full swing, retailers are trying to find new ways to appeal to the largest, most influential segment of today’s consumer population: the millennial generation. A study in this month’s Journal of Interior Design by University of Florida doctoral student Elizabeth “Lissy” Calienes revealed elements of a store’s physical design that catch the attention of millennial shoppers, who represent $200 billion in annual consumer spending. After conducting an in-depth content analysis of retail... Read more

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    Governor Scott Awards Small Business Full Press Apparel with Business Ambassador Award

    Dec 6 • 88 Views

    During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet today, Governor Rick Scott recognized Full Press Apparel with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Founded in 1997, Full Press Apparel is a visual brander, creating custom screen-printed and embroidered apparel, promotional gifts and graphic design services. Full Press is a small business headquartered in Tallahassee and currently employees approximately 50 Floridians. Over the past 19 years, Full Press Apparel has expanded to serve businesses, government agencies, K-12 enti... Read more

  • FDACS Department of Agriculture

    State Preserves More Than 2,300 Acres of 160-Year-Old Ranch in Putnam County

    Dec 6 • 92 Views

    The Governor and Cabinet today unanimously approved the preservation of 2,306 acres of environmentally sensitive agricultural land on the Clay Ranch in Putnam County, while allowing the land and agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida’s economy. The purchase is a part of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which partners with Florida’s farmers and ranchers to preserve active agricultural operations and their immense economic and environmental benefits through cost-effective conservation eas... Read more

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    Gov. Scott and Florida Cabinet Issue Resolution Recognizing Lieutenant Channing Taylor as Trooper...

    Dec 6 • 80 Views

    Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet today issued the following resolution recognizing Lieutenant Channing Taylor as the 2016 Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year. The Trooper of the Year is awarded to a deserving member of the Florida Highway Patrol for their core values of courtesy, service and protection ensuring the safety and welfare of millions of Florida citizens and visitors. Governor Rick Scott said, “Last week, I was honored to recognize Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Channing Taylor with t... Read more

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    RoadWatch Advisory: SR 636 (East Main Street) Closed at SR 64

    Dec 6 • 67 Views

    Traffic Will Be Detoured Starting December 13, 2016 Hardee County Construction project: SR 636 will close at SR 64 just east of Ed Wells Road starting Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to allow for intersection improvements. During construction, the contractor will detour traffic 24 hours a day using SR 64 and US 17.Watch for lighted message boards and signs directing traffic around the work zone. Detour routes are in place for motorists to travel around the work zone. Project description: FDOT will widen SR 636 from SR 6... Read more

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    Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Eight Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

    Dec 6 • 91 Views

    During a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet today, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. All recipients are members of the Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education, the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership, Council for Educational Change and is presented by ... Read more

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    O’Neal Joins League of Women Voters State Board

    Dec 6 • 89 Views

    The League of Women Voters of Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck O'Neal to its State Board of Directors. "Chuck brings the utmost passion and professionalism to the work of the League. I am honored to welcome him to our State leadership," said Pamela Goodman, LWVF President. [caption id="attachment_116448" align="alignright" width="188"] Chuck O'Neal[/caption] Chuck O'Neal graduated from Duke University with two majors - Mathematics and Public Policy. Since graduating from college h... Read more

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