Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service encourage Floridians to use fireworks responsibly while celebrating this Fourth of July. Since January, 1,564 wildfires have burned approximately 89,307 acres throughout Florida. [Read more…] about Commissioner Adam Putnam Provides Fireworks Tips for Safe Independence Day
On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the final awards for the 2017-2018 Florida Job Growth Grant Fund have been made, granting six additional communities with more than $16 million in funding. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature, provided a total of $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida. [Read more…] about What They Are Saying: Gov. Scott Awards More Than $16 Million Through the Job Growth Grant Fund
The Florida Lottery announces another record-breaking sales year with more than $6.7 billion in annual sales for fiscal year 2017-18. As a result, the Lottery anticipates more than $1.7 billion in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF), shattering all previous fiscal year transfer records.
“Education is our number one priority, and we are proud of this milestone moment,” said Secretary Jim Poppell. “We are thankful to Governor Scott for his leadership, our retail partners, loyal players and dedicated employees who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Florida’s students and their families.”
Over the past 30 years, the Florida Lottery has firmly established itself as a dependable funding source to enhance public education, contributing more than $33 billion in total. The Lottery has transferred more than $1 billion annually for each of the past 16 consecutive fiscal years. Lottery transfers to education represent approximately six percent of the state’s total education budget, and are appropriated by the Florida Legislature and administered by the Florida Department of Education.
Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued the following statement regarding HB 21 going into effect. The new law places limits on the volume of prescription opioids doctors can write patients for acute pain, in an effort to prevent opioid addiction: [Read more…] about Attorney General Bondi’s Statement Regarding New Rx Opioid Law
The Florida Lottery today introduces the MONOPOLY™JACKPOT™ family of Scratch-Off games. The four new games feature more than $355 million in cash prizes and over 31 million winning tickets! All Lottery retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock and available for purchase within 72 hours. [Read more…] about Hit the jackpot this summer with new MONOPOLY™-themed family of Scratch-Off games from the Florida Lottery
Governor Rick Scott announced today that the final awards for the 2017-2018 Florida Job Growth Grant Fund have been made, granting six additional communities with more than $16 million in funding. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund has provided a total of $85 million for targeted projects to improve infrastructure and enhance workforce training in Florida. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: $16 Million in Job Growth Grant Awards Will Continue Economic Growth
According to electric utility reports filed with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), customer-owned renewable generation increased 51 percent in 2017. Renewable system interconnections totaled 24,157 last year, as opposed to 15,994 interconnections in 2016. [Read more…] about PSC Reports Consumer Renewables Increase 50 Percent
On Wednesday, June 27, CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis directed his Division of Risk Management to send adjusters to Eastpoint to assist residents with filing a partial settlement claim for up to $5,000 per household. These funds are for emergency living expenses such as temporary housing, clothing, food or pet care. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis Provides Updates on Financial Assistance for Eastpoint Fire Victims
Governor Rick Scott today provided additional information regarding resources available to individuals affected by Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact, especially those from Puerto Rico who were displaced and are now in Florida. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program (TSA), a federal lodging assistance program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is ending on Friday, June 29, following a decision by the Puerto Rican government to not request an extension from FEMA. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Highlights Resources for Housing and Other Needs Available to Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria
Meets with White House, Expands Water Monitoring
Governor Rick Scott met with White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to continue advocating for full funding for the repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Takes More Action to Combat Algal Blooms