In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Attorney General Pam Bondi is offering information on common scams that target senior citizens and tips to help avoid these types of scams. More than 3.2 million seniors call Florida home and thousands more reside throughout the state during the winter months, making Florida a target for scammers who prey on seniors.
Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida businesses have created 19,000 private-sector jobs in May and 179,000 in the past year, for a total of 1,539,800 jobs since December 2010. Florida’s annual job growth rate has outpaced the nation for 73 of the past 74 months. The only month that Florida did not exceed the nation was due to Hurricane Irma. In May, Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, a drop of 7.0 percentage points since December 2010; this drop is faster than the national decline of 5.5 percentage points.
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Congressman John Rutherford will be holding a pinning ceremony to recognize, thank, and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. It is estimated that approximately 170 veterans plan to attend. This event is open press.
Florida-based Agency Meets Criteria for Quality of Service, Management Practices of World’s Largest Partnership of Independent PR Firm
Sachs Media Group, consistently ranked among Florida’s and the nation’s top independent full-service public relations agencies, recently passed the Worldcom Public Relations Group’s rigorous peer review of its service delivery, business, and agency management processes.
Leading in actual funds raised from donors in this race
In May, Matt Caldwell’s campaign and Political Committee raised a combined $200,620. After tallying another strong month of fundraising, the campaign and Political Committee has raised nearly $2.2 million – leading in actual funds raised from supporters across the state. This follows the announcement of the campaign’s statewide finance committee. [Read more…] about Matt Caldwell Raises Over $200,000 in May
Republican Tommy Gregory has banked nearly $180,000 and an impressive list of endorsements in the race for House District 73.
The Tommy Gregory Campaign today announced that it raised $25,650 during May. That brings the total amount raised for his campaign account to more than $81,500, well over twice that of his primary opponent. In addition, Friends of Tommy Gregory raised $12,700 in the month of May which brings his total amount raised to over $179,000. [Read more…] about Gregory Continues Strong Fundraising
Governor Rick Scott today proclaimed June 12th as Pulse Remembrance Day in Florida in recognition of the 49 innocent lives lost in the horrific attack on Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, 2016. Gov. Scott is asking all Florida residents to pause for a moment of silence at 9:00 a.m. and is directing all state flags in Florida to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, June 12th, 2018. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Proclaims June 12 as Pulse Remembrance Day in Florida
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing regarding plans to improve safety along U.S. 27 at the intersection of Weston Hills Boulevard/Holly Grove Boulevard. The project addresses operational and safety concerns by converting the existing full median to a bi-directional median. This type of median guides traffic to its own dedicated turn lane instead of two directions of traffic trying to share the same turn lane. See graphic below. [Read more…] about U.S. 27 at Weston Hills/Holly Grove Boulevard Improvements Public Hearing
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its annual spending plan for the current fiscal year today. Included in the plan are several projects important to Florida, which U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has been pushing for the Corps to fund, including: [Read more…] about Army Corps releases new spending plan
Jolted by Commissioner Adam Putnam’s admission that his Department of Agriculture (DACS) issued hundreds of concealed carry permits to ineligible applicants, and the subsequent failure to immediately disclose the breach until news reports appeared Friday, state Senators Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) and Kevin Rader (D-Delray Beach) on Monday called for a special Senate investigation. [Read more…] about Senators Stewart and Rader call for independent Senate investigation into Commissioner Putnam’s agency background check failure