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    Governor Scott Signs SB 160 and HB 7001 into Law

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: SB 160 – Rural Letter Carriers – This bill specifies that a rural letter carrier of the United States Postal Service is not required to wear a safety belt while...

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    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: SB 160 – Rural Letter Carriers – This bill specifies that a rural letter carrier of the United States Postal Service is not required to wear a safety belt while...

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    “Operation Outdoor Freedom” Hosts More Than 650 Veterans This Year

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Hundreds of wounded veterans across the state have fished, hunted, boated and more during another successful season of Operation Outdoor Freedom, a program launched by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam in 2011 and led by the...

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    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Hundreds of wounded veterans across the state have fished, hunted, boated and more during another successful season of Operation Outdoor Freedom, a program launched by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam in 2011 and led by the...

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    Nelson: Florida under siege

    Eds., producers note: Sen. Nelson unveiled his bill on the Senate floor this afternoon.  Here’s a link to watch parts of his speech: https://youtu.be/MnbODeUx4N4 WASHINGTON, D.C. – For decades, a succession of Florida’s political leaders, all...

    May 21 • 77 Views • Comments Off

    Eds., producers note: Sen. Nelson unveiled his bill on the Senate floor this afternoon.  Here’s a link to watch parts of his speech: https://youtu.be/MnbODeUx4N4 WASHINGTON, D.C. – For decades, a succession of Florida’s political leaders, all...

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    Secretary Detzner Announces Winners of the 2015 Florida History Fair

    Outstanding students and teachers from across the state recognized and presented with awards TALLAHASSEE–The Museum of Florida History is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Florida History Fair contest held in Tallahassee May 3–5. More than...

    May 21 • 78 Views • Comments Off

    Outstanding students and teachers from across the state recognized and presented with awards TALLAHASSEE–The Museum of Florida History is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Florida History Fair contest held in Tallahassee May 3–5. More than...

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    No Medicaid Expansion? No Problem For Safety-Net Hospital Profits

    Mar 5 • 8451 Views

    Hospitals that treat many poor and uninsured patients were expected to face tough financial times in states that did not expand Medicaid under the federal law known as Obamacare. That’s because they would get less Medicare and Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act, while still having to provide high levels of charity care. But in some of the largest states that did not expand Medicaid, many safety-net hospitals fared pretty well last year — even better than in 2013 in many cases, according to their financial d... Read more >>

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    Public Meeting: Interstate 4 (I-4) Poinciana Parkway Connector PD&E Study

    May 22 • 57 Views

    Osceola- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a public meeting for the I-4 Poinciana Parkway Connector Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate options for new or enhanced roadway connections from I-4 to the greater Poinciana area in Osceola and Polk Counties. This meeting is being held to present the results of the alternatives corridor evaluation process, which was conducted to identify roadway corridors that should be carried forward for ... Read more >>

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    Stronger Safer Florida Applauds the Signing of SB 1094

    May 22 • 88 Views

    Stronger Safer Florida Applauds the Signing of SB 1094 to Strengthen Coastal Building Codes, Provide Flexible Flood Insurance Options Stronger Safer Florida coalition members worked with Sen. Jeff Brandes on the legislation, which aims to provide consumer choice and improve coastal development standards TALLAHASSEE, FL – Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law SB 1094, a bill sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes that improves coastal development standards and provides consumers additional choices regarding flood insurance protec... Read more >>

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    Inadvertent Release of Confidential Information

    May 22 • 68 Views

    DOS providing free credit monitoring services TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of State, Bureau of Archives and Records Management, preserves Florida’s permanent historical records and makes them available to the public.  Among those records made available to the public are copies of emails sent to and received from former Governor Jeb Bush during his tenure in office. Unfortunately, certain confidential information was contained within the emails obtained by members of the public who requested them. Individua... Read more >>

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    Palm Beach County Traffic Report for week of May 22 through May 29,...

    May 22 • 60 Views

    Palm Beach County Traffic Report May 22 through May 29, 2015 Palm Beach County – Palm Beach County traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. Weather permitting; closures will be in effect on I-95 and in other areas throughout Palm Beach County for construction activities. For around-the-clock, real-time, I-95 traffic information, call 511. To view real-time video of I-95 in Palm Beach County, visit the Flori... Read more >>

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    Jeb’s Rhetoric on W Crashes Into Reality

    May 22 • 68 Views

    Memo to Jeb:  You can run from W all you want, but you can't hide from your record. From Politico's Florida Playbook: Overall, bottom-line budget spending increased nearly 46 percent in his eight years in office, growing from nearly $48.9 billion to about $71.3 billion. The state's debt increased as well (in part due to voter-approved environmental and class-size reductions measures).... 'BIG GOVERNMENT REPUBLICAN?' - "Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 2006," by Cato's Stephen Slivinski: "Real per... Read more >>

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    Attorney General Bondi Warns Consumers of Common Summer Scams

    May 22 • 68 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, FL — Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer travel season and Attorney General Pam Bondi urges consumers to be aware of travel and tourism scams. There are many different types of travel scams, but two of the more recent scams are vacation prize package scams and vacation rental scams. “Before scheduling your next vacation please be wary of common types of travel-related scams and research your plans before committing to any arrangements,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi. “If anyone e... Read more >>

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    Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Added More Than 25,000 Private-Sector Jobs in April

    May 22 • 58 Views

    WINTER SPRINGS, FL – Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida businesses created 25,800 private-sector jobs in April 2015. Since December 2010, 865,600 private-sector jobs have been created across the state. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate, now at 4.1 percent, has exceeded that of the nation since April 2012. Governor Scott made the announcement at IRadimed, a manufacturer of MRI compatible, non–magnetic IV infusion pump systems, that has created 46 jobs for families in Winter Springs, incl... Read more >>

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    Statement by Commissioner Putnam on Memorial Day

    May 22 • 51 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – In advance of Monday’s commemoration of Memorial Day, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released this statement: “On Memorial Day, we remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives for our country. Those who have protected our freedoms and our way of life deserve our eternal gratitude. Please take time this Memorial Day to commemorate all those who have come before us and remember those families who are missing a loved one who bravely served our gr... Read more >>

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