Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement regarding the recent announcement by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center officially upgrading Hurricane Michael to a Category 5 storm. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Upgrade of Hurricane Michael to Category 5 Storm
Governor Ron DeSantis today announced that Florida’s private-sector businesses created 208,100 jobs over the year and 12,600 jobs in March. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Businesses Create More Than 200,000 Jobs Over the Year
The St. Petersburg City Council unanimously passed a plan late last night to fulfill the city’s commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. [Read more…] about St. Pete approves roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy
The American Heart Association is speaking out against the state overreach found in House Bill 1299, a bill supported by tobacco companies and other corporate interests, which blocks local governments from doing more to protect the well-being of their communities. [Read more…] about American Heart Association Opposes Bill Preventing Local Tobacco Control
Governor Ron DeSantis today announced the reappointment of Ashley Coone to the Board of Trustees of Florida Gulf Coast University. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Ashley Coone to the Board of Trustees of Florida Gulf Coast University
Energy Fairness today filed an amicus brief with the Florida Supreme Court in support of Attorney General Ashley Moody’s challenge to the proposed electricity deregulation constitutional amendment. [Read more…] about Energy Fairness Joins Suit Against Flawed Electricity Deregulation Amendment
Governor Ron DeSantis today announced the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW), an initiative to leverage the talent of Florida’s leading law firms to provide pro bono services to military members. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW)
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), the largest aerospace and defense company headquartered in Florida, participated in two events this week that highlighted the important role STEM education and technology innovation play in the state’s economy. [Read more…] about Harris Corporation Showcases Commitment to Education and Innovation During STEM Day and Technology Day at the Capitol
FDLE agents today arrested Mario Ortega, 38, of 106 Poinciana Circle, Kissimmee on 10 counts of child pornography possession.
In March, agents received a tip that video suspected of depicting child pornography had been uploaded to a website. Investigators determined the video was uploaded from a computer associated with Ortega. A search warrant was obtained. During an on-scene examination of digital devices, agents found evidence of child pornography. The devices were seized for further analysis.
Ortega was taken to the Osceola County Jail on a $50,000 bond. The State Attorney’s Office, 9th Judicial Circuit, will prosecute the case.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis joined Florida lawmakers and advocates at the State Affairs Committee meeting today to advocate for cancer benefits for Florida’s firefighters. [Read more…] about CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: The Time is Now to Provide Cancer Benefits for Florida’s Firefighters