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    Senate Passes Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act

    Legislation Protects Constitutional Rights In Public Schools The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill 436, Religious Expression in Public Schools, by Senator Dennis Baxley (R-Lady Lake). The legislation creates the “Florida Student and School Personnel...

    Mar 23 • 35 Views • Comments Off on Senate Passes Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act

    Legislation Protects Constitutional Rights In Public Schools The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill 436, Religious Expression in Public Schools, by Senator Dennis Baxley (R-Lady Lake). The legislation creates the “Florida Student and School Personnel...

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    Nelson urges lawmakers not to cut funding for opioid epidemic

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor today to urge his colleagues not to take up any legislation that would undo the recent progress made to combat the nation’s growing opioid epidemic. Nelson’s comments come as the House of...

    Mar 22 • 127 Views • Comments Off on Nelson urges lawmakers not to cut funding for opioid epidemic

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor today to urge his colleagues not to take up any legislation that would undo the recent progress made to combat the nation’s growing opioid epidemic. Nelson’s comments come as the House of...

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    Arrest Made in Connection to Multistate Cargo Theft Ring

    Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement today announced an arrest in connection to a cargo theft ring that stole semi-trucks and trailers with various cargo from areas in Georgia and...

    Mar 22 • 91 Views • Comments Off on Arrest Made in Connection to Multistate Cargo Theft Ring

    Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement today announced an arrest in connection to a cargo theft ring that stole semi-trucks and trailers with various cargo from areas in Georgia and...

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    Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for National Guard Day

    Also Awarded Florida Veterans with the Veterans Service Medal Governor Rick Scott today proclaimed March 21, 2017 as National Guard Day in Florida. He also awarded more than 50 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal during Florida...

    Mar 21 • 85 Views • Comments Off on Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for National Guard Day

    Also Awarded Florida Veterans with the Veterans Service Medal Governor Rick Scott today proclaimed March 21, 2017 as National Guard Day in Florida. He also awarded more than 50 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal during Florida...

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    Senate Passes Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act

    Mar 23 • 35 Views

    Legislation Protects Constitutional Rights In Public Schools The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill 436, Religious Expression in Public Schools, by Senator Dennis Baxley (R-Lady Lake). The legislation creates the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act,” and specifies that a school district may not discriminate against a student, parent, or school personnel on the basis of a religious viewpoint or religious expression. “Freedom of Religion is a central right protected by our Constitution.... Read more

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    Floridians For Fair Business Practices Applauds the Passage of SB 106

    Mar 23 • 63 Views

    Statement From the Gina Kinchlow of the Big Bend Minority Chamber “As members of the Floridians for Fair Business Practices coalition, the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce thanks the Florida Senate for passing SB 106 on the floor today. After nearly four years of advocating for a repeal of the antiquated Alcohol Separation Law, we are finally one step closer to fair business practices that benefit all Floridians. Now that the companion bill, HB 81, has passed all of its committee stops, we remain hopeful that t... Read more

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    Florida Department of State Celebrates Archaeology Month

    Mar 23 • 46 Views

    Secretary of State Ken Detzner today announced that the Florida Department of State will celebrate Archaeology Month in March by hosting special behind-the scene tour events in Tallahassee, to promote Florida’s rich cultural heritage and showcase the state’s important collections of archaeological artifacts. “As our nation celebrates Archaeology Month in March, I am proud to recognize the important work done by our state archaeologists every day on the ground and underwater, to ensure that we protect, interpret ... Read more

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    UCF Game Designer Grad Takes Reality to Fantasy

    Mar 23 • 58 Views

    UCF alumus Matthew Laurence ’06, is being compared to Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan thanks to his debut fantasy novel Freya and the Myth Machine. In 2014, when UCF graduate and game developer Matthew Laurence was touring his new employer, Rovio Games, he was intrigued by the publishing arm of the Angry Birds company Rovio Entertainment, now known as Kaiken Entertainment. He had a story he wanted Rovio to read. That story became Laurence’s debut novel Freya and the Myth Machine. It published last week to positi... Read more

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    Spiny lobster season closes April 1

    Mar 23 • 52 Views

    The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which is July 26 and 27 this year.  ... Read more

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    Meadow Pointe I in Wesley Chapel Receives PSC’s Triple E Award

    Mar 23 • 48 Views

    With resident services and costs a top priority, the Meadow Pointe I community in Wesley Chapel retrofitted its recreation areas with LED light fixtures. The efficiency upgrade not only saves 11,826 kWh annually, it also earned Meadow Pointe I the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) March Triple E Award--for Energy Efficiency Efforts. “Meadow Pointe I, a Community Development District (CDD), offers its residents a broad range of community-related services to help ensure the highest quality of life,” PSC Chairm... Read more

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    Construction Public Meeting for Hardee County

    Mar 23 • 54 Views

    US 17 (SR 35) from south of West 9th Street to north of West 3rd Street Construction Public Meeting HARDEE COUNTY The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, will hold a public information meeting regarding improvements to US 17 from south of West 9th Street to north of West 3rd Street in Hardee County, Florida. The public meeting is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Zolfo Springs Civic Center, 3210 US Highway 17 South in Zolfo Springs. The public meeting will give in... Read more

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    Gov. Scott Announces Appointment of Erin Rock as DMS Interim Secretary

    Mar 22 • 98 Views

    Governor Rick Scott today announced Erin Rock, who currently serves as Chief of Staff for the Department of Management Services (DMS), will serve as DMS Interim Secretary beginning on March 31st. Governor Scott said, “Erin has dedicated her career to serving our state and Florida families for more than a decade. As a member of the senior leadership team at DMS, Erin has played an integral role in managing the daily operations of DMS and keeping the cost of government down for taxpayers. I am confident she will continue ... Read more

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