• Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Lead Nation’s Largest States in Job Growth

    Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida added jobs at a faster rate than the 10 largest states in the nation over the last year. Florida had the second-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate out of all the states in the nation, behind Utah....

    Jun 22 • 226 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Lead Nation’s Largest States in Job Growth

    Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida added jobs at a faster rate than the 10 largest states in the nation over the last year. Florida had the second-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate out of all the states in the nation, behind Utah....

  • Universities mark another year of improvement under performance funding

    The Board of Governors announced university performance funding scores at its meeting on Thursday, celebrating the fourth year in a row of nearly across-the-board improvement. The System boasted year-over-year gains on six of the eight performance metrics...

    Jun 22 • 114 Views • Comments Off on Universities mark another year of improvement under performance funding

    The Board of Governors announced university performance funding scores at its meeting on Thursday, celebrating the fourth year in a row of nearly across-the-board improvement. The System boasted year-over-year gains on six of the eight performance metrics...

  • Florida Legislators Honored with 2017 Legislative Appreciation Awards

    Florida League of Cities Recognizes 21 Legislators for Home Rule Advocacy Efforts The Florida League of Cities honored the following Florida legislators with the organization’s Legislative Appreciation Awards for their tireless efforts to protect the home...

    Jun 21 • 289 Views • Comments Off on Florida Legislators Honored with 2017 Legislative Appreciation Awards

    Florida League of Cities Recognizes 21 Legislators for Home Rule Advocacy Efforts The Florida League of Cities honored the following Florida legislators with the organization’s Legislative Appreciation Awards for their tireless efforts to protect the home...

  • Sen. Bill Nelson’s remarks on GOP health care bill

    Sen. Bill Nelson took to the Senate floor this evening to discuss Republicans’ efforts to negotiate a health care bill behind closed doors. “I would just merely pose the question,” Nelson said, “why is it being done in secret if it is to be something...

    Jun 20 • 109 Views • Comments Off on Sen. Bill Nelson’s remarks on GOP health care bill

    Sen. Bill Nelson took to the Senate floor this evening to discuss Republicans’ efforts to negotiate a health care bill behind closed doors. “I would just merely pose the question,” Nelson said, “why is it being done in secret if it is to be something...

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  • Florida History Day Student Winners Take Top Honors at National History Day Competition

    Jun 23 • 97 Views

    Students from Broward, Leon, Pinellas, Santa Rosa, and Osceola Counties win big at national contest Secretary of State Ken Detzner is pleased to announce that several Florida students from Broward, Leon, Pinellas, Santa Rosa, and Osceola Counties took home top honors at the National History Day (NHD) competition in College Park, Maryland, winning seven national awards and recognitions including three first-place finishes. Sixty-one students and 15 teachers represented Florida in the national competition at the Universit... Read more

  • PSC’s June Helping Hand is Jacksonville’s Mary Singleton Senior Center

    Jun 23 • 106 Views

    The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is presenting its monthly Helping Hand recognition to Jacksonville’s Mary Singleton Senior Center whose programs assist seniors year-round. “Supporting positive senior lifestyles can improve the overall quality of life for these Floridians,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown.  “The PSC appreciates the Mary Singleton Senior Center for their education and activity programs and for inviting the PSC to help keep their clients informed.” Each month, the PSC highlights a par... Read more

  • Wounded Veterans Invited to Register for Free Lobstering, Scalloping, Kayaking Trips

    Jun 22 • 156 Views

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam invites Florida’s wounded veterans to register for upcoming Operation Outdoor Freedom events, including a lobstering trip out of Fort Lauderdale, a scalloping trip out of Steinhatchee and a kayaking trip on the Chipola River. Space is limited, so eligible veterans must visit OperationOutdoorFreedom.com to register for the free trips. Since Operation Outdoor Freedom was launched in 2011, more than 3,000 wounded veterans have participated in more than 400 hunting, fishing, b... Read more

  • Enterprise Florida Opens Florida Pavilion at the 2017 International Paris Air Show

    Jun 22 • 165 Views

    This week, Enterprise Florida opened the Florida Pavilion at the 52nd International Paris Air Show. The Florida Pavilion is once again the largest exhibit of any U.S. state at the event, showcasing 16 Florida aviation, aerospace, defense and homeland security businesses and organizations. The International Paris Air Show is the world’s largest air show and will be open through June 23. Governor Rick Scott previously joined Florida business leaders at the International Paris Air Show, Farnborough International Airshow and o... Read more

  • Fant Endorsed by Seven Central Florida Legislators

    Jun 22 • 114 Views

    Reps. Miller, Cortes, Plasencia, Gruters, McClain, Burton, and Gonazalez endorse Jay Fant in his bid to become Florida's Attorney General. The Jay Fant Campaign for Attorney General today announced the endorsements of seven Florida legislators: Rep. Mike Miller of Orlando; Rep. Bob Cortes of Altamonte Springs; Rep. Rene Plasencia of Titusville; Rep. Joe Gruters of Sarasota; Rep. Stan McClain of Belleview; Rep. Colleen Burton of Lakeland; and Rep. Julio Gonzalez of Venice. These legislators are key conservative leaders i... Read more

  • Biologist and Genetics Expert Team Up to Solve Turtle Health Mystery

    Jun 22 • 252 Views

    Almost 50 percent of the green sea turtles in the Indian River Lagoon have tumors all over their bodies and despite data going back more than two decades, the cause of the disease remains a mystery. University of Central Florida assistant professor and biologist Kate Mansfield works on various sea turtle research projects and is now partnering with UCF molecular ecologist Anna Savage to see if they can figure out how fibropapillomatosis or FP for short develops in turtles and why. There is some existing work on FP, but... Read more

  • FAMU Presents Aggressive Plan to Enhance Student Success, University Performance

    Jun 22 • 338 Views

    On Wednesday, Florida A&M University Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., presented the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) with plans to enhance student success, strengthen academic programs and improve University operations.   Robinson was among state university leaders presenting their 2017 Work Plans during the BOG’s June meeting. His presentation highlighted initiatives designed to improve student outcomes, including increasing retention and graduation rates. These efforts include enhancing the University’s ... Read more

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Lead Nation’s Largest States in Job Growth

    Jun 22 • 226 Views

    Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida added jobs at a faster rate than the 10 largest states in the nation over the last year. Florida had the second-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate out of all the states in the nation, behind Utah. For 62 consecutive months, Florida’s private-sector job growth rate, which is 3 percent, has outpaced the nation’s rate, which is 1.8 percent. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,377,100 private-sector jobs. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to a... Read more

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