• More Active Hurricane Seasons Are “New Normal” and Floridians Need to Get Homes,...

    Floridians should expect that more active storm seasons are the “new normal” – a reality they must prepare for by hardening their homes, updating their insurance, and getting personal and business plans ready. That’s the message from former FEMA...

    Dec 14 • 112 Views • Comments Off on More Active Hurricane Seasons Are “New Normal” and Floridians Need to Get Homes, Insurance, Plans Ready

    Floridians should expect that more active storm seasons are the “new normal” – a reality they must prepare for by hardening their homes, updating their insurance, and getting personal and business plans ready. That’s the message from former FEMA...

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Reemployment Tax Rate to Remain at its Lowest in 2018...

    Gov. Rick Scott today announced that Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes next year for the third year in a row. The minimum tax rate will remain at $7.00 per employee in 2018. As a result of Florida’s...

    Dec 14 • 121 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Reemployment Tax Rate to Remain at its Lowest in 2018 for Third Year in a Row

    Gov. Rick Scott today announced that Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes next year for the third year in a row. The minimum tax rate will remain at $7.00 per employee in 2018. As a result of Florida’s...

  • Attorney General Bondi Warns Parents About Internet-Connected Toys this Holiday Season

    As parents shop for children’s gifts this holiday season, Attorney General Pam Bondi urges caution when purchasing Internet-connected toys. Before purchasing smart toys, such as dolls that speak with children and smart watches that contain GPS tracking...

    Dec 14 • 129 Views • Comments Off on Attorney General Bondi Warns Parents About Internet-Connected Toys this Holiday Season

    As parents shop for children’s gifts this holiday season, Attorney General Pam Bondi urges caution when purchasing Internet-connected toys. Before purchasing smart toys, such as dolls that speak with children and smart watches that contain GPS tracking...

  • Lt. Governor López-Cantera and FDLE host Florida Missing Children’s Day

    Lt. Governor Carlos López-Cantera and First Lady Ann Scott joined Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen and hundreds of law enforcement personnel, public officials and citizens today for the 2017 Florida Missing Children’s Day...

    Dec 14 • 111 Views • Comments Off on Lt. Governor López-Cantera and FDLE host Florida Missing Children’s Day

    Lt. Governor Carlos López-Cantera and First Lady Ann Scott joined Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen and hundreds of law enforcement personnel, public officials and citizens today for the 2017 Florida Missing Children’s Day...

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  • More Active Hurricane Seasons Are “New Normal” and Floridians Need to Get Homes,...

    Dec 14 • 112 Views

    Floridians should expect that more active storm seasons are the “new normal” – a reality they must prepare for by hardening their homes, updating their insurance, and getting personal and business plans ready. That’s the message from former FEMA Director Craig Fugate in releasing a new survey showing many Floridians are not ready for this threatening new dynamic. The survey, commissioned by the National Hurricane Survival Initiative, found that 51 percent of Floridians say they were caught unprepared in at least o... Read more

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Reemployment Tax Rate to Remain at its Lowest in 2018...

    Dec 14 • 121 Views

    Gov. Rick Scott today announced that Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes next year for the third year in a row. The minimum tax rate will remain at $7.00 per employee in 2018. As a result of Florida’s thriving economy, more than 60 percent of Florida’s employers will pay the minimum tax rate, which is the highest number of employers at the lowest reemployment tax rate since 2004. The $7.00 per employee minimum tax rate for 2018 is down from a high of $120.80 per employe... Read more

  • Attorney General Bondi Warns Parents About Internet-Connected Toys this Holiday Season

    Dec 14 • 129 Views

    As parents shop for children’s gifts this holiday season, Attorney General Pam Bondi urges caution when purchasing Internet-connected toys. Before purchasing smart toys, such as dolls that speak with children and smart watches that contain GPS tracking technology, consumers should ensure toys employ adequate security and privacy protections for children. “When shopping for children’s presents, safety should be the top priority. I urge parents to be cautious of any toy that could collect and share a child’s sensit... Read more

  • Port Charlotte man claims top prize in new $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH Scratch-Off game

    Dec 14 • 110 Views

    Gerald Diff poses with his wife and oversized check after claiming a top prize in the $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH Scratch-Off game. The Florida Lottery announces that Gerald Diff, 60, of Port Charlotte, claimed a top prize in the $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 2646 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. The new $5 Scratch-Off game, $500,000 HOLIDAY CASH, launched on October 23, and offers more than three million winni... Read more

  • Sen. Bill Nelson on FCC vote to end “net neutrality”

    Dec 14 • 90 Views

    Following is a statement from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on the Federal Communication Commission’s vote today to repeal so-called “net neutrality” rules: “The Republican-led FCC just turned its back on consumers. By voting to give internet providers the ability to decide what websites their customers will see, how fast they’ll see them and how much they’re going to have to pay, the FCC just ended the internet as we know it.”... Read more

  • Lt. Governor López-Cantera and FDLE host Florida Missing Children’s Day

    Dec 14 • 111 Views

    Lt. Governor Carlos López-Cantera and First Lady Ann Scott joined Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen and hundreds of law enforcement personnel, public officials and citizens today for the 2017 Florida Missing Children’s Day ceremony in Tallahassee. The annual event is held to remember Florida’s missing children, recognize the state’s efforts in child protection and educate Floridians on child safety and abduction prevention. Governor Scott said, “As a father and grandfather, I take... Read more

  • Senator Brandes Files Privacy Bill

    Dec 14 • 55 Views

    Bill would ensure citizens’ privacy in the use of their cell phones and home-use devices Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) today filed SB 1256, which protects citizens’ expectation of privacy in the use of their cell phones and microphone-enabled household devices, such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home, by requiring that law enforcement obtain a warrant in order to search communications and location data contained in these devices. “As technology continues to become more integrated in our daily lives, it i... Read more

  • Commissioner Adam Putnam to Address Florida Highway Patrol’s 137th Recruit Class at Graduation

    Dec 14 • 32 Views

    MEDIA ADVISORY Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam tomorrow will address Florida Highway Patrol’s 137th Basic Recruit Class at their graduation ceremony. Event: 137th Recruit Class graduation Date: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Christian Heritage Church 2820 Sharer Rd. Tallahassee, Fla.... Read more

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