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    Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Advances In Florida Senate

    Bill will eliminate the practice of civil forfeiture in Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today Senate Bill 1044 by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), relating to forfeiture and contraband, passed the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice....

    Feb 11 • 95 Views • Comments Off on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Advances In Florida Senate

    Bill will eliminate the practice of civil forfeiture in Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today Senate Bill 1044 by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), relating to forfeiture and contraband, passed the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice....

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    Sen. Bill Nelson’s remarks on Senate floor re: El Faro

    Eds., producers note: The NTSB has just announced that it will be sending a team of investigators back to the site of the cargo ship El Faro to search again for the ship’s missing data recorder. The decision comes less than a month after U.S. Sen. Bill...

    Feb 11 • 68 Views • Comments Off on Sen. Bill Nelson’s remarks on Senate floor re: El Faro

    Eds., producers note: The NTSB has just announced that it will be sending a team of investigators back to the site of the cargo ship El Faro to search again for the ship’s missing data recorder. The decision comes less than a month after U.S. Sen. Bill...

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    Deadline Approaching for April Export Sales Mission to Korea & Taiwan

    MIAMI, Fla. – Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Bill Johnson will lead EFI’s export sales mission to Korea and Taiwan from April 15 through 23. During the mission, EFI will offer 15 Gold Key...

    Feb 10 • 149 Views • Comments Off on Deadline Approaching for April Export Sales Mission to Korea & Taiwan

    MIAMI, Fla. – Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Bill Johnson will lead EFI’s export sales mission to Korea and Taiwan from April 15 through 23. During the mission, EFI will offer 15 Gold Key...

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    “Floridians for Ridesharing” Coalition Launched to Advocate for Statewide Ridesharing Regulatory Framework

    Business, legislative leaders join Internet Association in launching group TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Internet Association, joined by Sen. Jeff Brandes, Rep. Matt Gaetz and leaders of Florida’s business and transportation communities, today launched...

    Feb 9 • 253 Views • Comments Off on “Floridians for Ridesharing” Coalition Launched to Advocate for Statewide Ridesharing Regulatory Framework

    Business, legislative leaders join Internet Association in launching group TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Internet Association, joined by Sen. Jeff Brandes, Rep. Matt Gaetz and leaders of Florida’s business and transportation communities, today launched...

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    Innovative Partnership Provides Enhanced Speech and Language Services at Duval Schools’ GRASP Academy

    Feb 12 • 139 Views

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University is partnering with Duval County Public Schools to provide additional speech and language services to the GRASP Academy, an innovative choice school that assists students who have documented challenges in reading, writing and math. Starting in January of this year, faculty from the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences at JU began training graduate students in the University’s new Speech-Language Pathology training program to provide enhanced language and liter... Read more >>

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    ICYMI: ABC 7: “How to find your unclaimed treasures in Florida”

    Feb 12 • 78 Views

    “How to find your unclaimed treasures in Florida” ABC-7 – Ft. Myers, FL Story by Krista Fogelsong February 12, 2016 Click HERE to read the story Florida is holding more than $1 billion in unclaimed property, and some of it could be yours.  Just last year, the state gave $49 million back to the people in Lee County, around $26 million in Collier County and $16 million in Charlotte County. … In the vault, you can find things from an antique spy camera to diamonds. But your treasure could be as simp... Read more >>

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    District One Southern Counties RoadWatch Report #7 for week of February 14, 2016

    Feb 12 • 80 Views

    DISTRICT ONE SOUTHERN COUNTIES ROADWATCH REPORT #07 FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14, 2016 FORT MYERS, Fla. - This weekly report is prepared by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to inform the public about upcoming road work in Southwest Florida. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.... Read more >>

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    FSU increases academic advisors, expands technological and student support

    Feb 12 • 81 Views

    More academic advisors, increased scholarship packages, and expanded initiatives to improve student retention and graduation rates mark FSU’s approach to student success under the Board of Governors’ performance-funding model. With the goals of adding additional opportunities and services that enhance student success, Florida State University has directed $16.7 million in performance funding into a variety of strategic initiatives. Those initiatives include an increase in the number of advisors, a marketing cam... Read more >>

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    Settlement Reached Regarding Tech Support Scam

    Feb 12 • 84 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission today announced a settlement with Boost Software, Inc., Boost Software’s principal Amit Mehta, Vast Tech Support, LLC’s principals Elliot Lowenstern and Jon-Paul Vasta and related entities. In November 2014, Attorney General Bondi’s Office and the FTC filed a complaint against Boost Software, Vast Tech Support, OMG Tech Help, LLC, the companies’ principals and related entities for deceptively marketing computer software and ... Read more >>

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    Patricia Levesque on Florida Schools Grades Release

    Feb 12 • 82 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Education (DOE) released preliminary grades for the state's schools. Patricia Levesque, executive director of the Foundation for Florida's Future, shared the following statement: "These grades give us our first glimpse into how schools are performing during the transition to more rigorous academic standards and assessments. They are for informational purposes only, carrying no sanctions but rewarding those schools that we know produced good results for children th... Read more >>

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    Senate Passes Vocational Rehabilitation Performance Improvement Plan

    Feb 12 • 66 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 11, 2016) — The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill (SB) 962, Vocational Rehabilitation by Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). The legislation seeks to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities through the development and implementation of a performance improvement plan within the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). “To have a complete cradle to career pathway to economic independence, we need to maximize opportunities for people with disabilities to gain ski... Read more >>

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    FSU’s Middle East Center to Launch Lecture Series

    Feb 12 • 77 Views

    The Middle East Center at Florida State University will start the Jeannette B. Chapman Endowed Lecture Series with a lecture by Paul Salem, vice president for policy and research at the Middle East Institute. Salem will discuss “Between Transition and Disintegration in the Arab World: Risks, Opportunities and Policy Responses.” He focuses on issues of political change, transition and conflict, as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. In addition, he has a particular emphasis on the count... Read more >>

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