Closures of westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) are occurring in two different locations on the nights of November 26 and 27. [Read more…] about Nightly Closures of WB I-4 near S.R. 408 and Central Parkway
Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida set another tourism record, welcoming 95.8 million visitors from January through September, according to VISIT FLORIDA. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: Florida Sets Another Tourism Record
Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is offering tips to help Floridians make the most of their charitable contributions in advance of Giving Tuesday, which is nationally celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. [Read more…] about Check-A-Charity Before Donating This Giving Tuesday
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a Special Commission Conference on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 to address Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) request to charge FPL rates to City of Vero Beach electric utility customers and approve its proposed accounting treatment for its purchase of the Vero Beach utility.
Following the Special Commission Conference, the PSC will hold a hearing regarding the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on Florida Public Utilities Company-Gas (FPUC); FPUC-Indiantown Division; FPUC-Fort Meade Division; and Florida Division of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.
The Special Commission Conference is scheduled to begin at the following time and location:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
In addition, Wednesday through Friday, November 28-30, 2018, have also been reserved for continuation of the hearing if needed. The starting time for this session will be announced at the conclusion of each day.
The meetings will be broadcast on the Florida Channel (check your local listing) and are available online at floridapsc.com (look for the Watch Live Broadcast” icon on the left side of the webpage).
For additional information, visit floridapsc.com.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an informational open house on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. about the proposed resurfacing project on State Road (S.R.) 25/U.S. 27 from south of Arlington Ridge Road to south of County Road (C.R.) 33. The meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Southern Campus, 25900 U.S. Highway 27. [Read more…] about Open House for U.S. 27 Improvements
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting an informational open house for a study that is evaluating a shared-use path from Kennedy Parkway in unincorporated Volusia County to Dale Avenue in the City of Edgewater. [Read more…] about Feedback Opportunity for St. Johns River to Sea (SJR2C) Loop
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) request to temporarily waive two Lifeline Assistance program rules for participants in 12 Florida counties affected by Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about FCC Waives Lifeline Rules for Customers Hit by Hurricane Michael
Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on organization session.
“I’m thrilled to start my second session as your CFO and look forward to working with the 2019 legislature to help build a better, stronger Florida. In just one year, we secured PTSD benefits for our first responders, helped make it easier for Floridians to protect themselves from fraud, and worked to make Florida a leader on issues impacting our finances and economy. We aren’t stopping there. The work we’ve done and our commitment to fiscal responsibility has earned Florida a AAA credit rating from all three credit reporting agencies for the first time.
“We must continue this progress, but there are key issues we can’t go another year without addressing. Cancer rates among our firefighters are alarming. Assignment of Benefits fraud has taken hold of our property insurance market causing rates to rise. Hurricane Michael insured losses grow every day. I look forward to tackling these, and many other, issues facing our state, no matter who supports our work or actively works against us. Challenges will not deter our goal of protecting your money, our first responders, and our state’s economy.”
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service are providing tips to ensure a safe holiday. [Read more…] about Commissioner Adam Putnam Provides Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Celebrations
Andrew Giles Fay, one of the youngest Commissioners ever to serve on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), was named a Florida State University 2018 Notable Nole on November 16. The award honors individuals for “their significant contributions to their professions, communities, or alma mater.” [Read more…] about PSC Commissioner Andrew Fay Named FSU 2018 Notable Nole