The MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has been rolling since May 8, resulting in an estimated $306 million jackpot for the Tuesday, July 10, drawing. Florida players have the chance to become the state’s third MEGA MILLIONS jackpot winner by purchasing a $2 ticket at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state. [Read more…] about MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot climbs to $3 million
Multiple traffic pacing operations are scheduled to occur on eastbound State Road (S.R.) 408 between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10. [Read more…] about Multiple Traffic Pacing Operations on Eastbound S.R. 408 Scheduled for July 10
Governor Rick Scott today issued an emergency order in Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties to help combat algal blooms caused by Lake Okeechobee water discharges from the Army Corps of Engineers. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Issues Emergency Order to Combat Algal Blooms in South Florida
Following Mast Letter, Army Corps Conducting
“Full Assessment of System Conditions”
State of Emergency Declared For Martin County
Following yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will “conduct a full assessment of system conditions” and Governor Rick Scott’s announcement that he will declare a State of Emergency in Martin County, U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today urged the Army Corps to use emergency authority to cease discharges until they “can definitively prove that the toxic algae pollution problem no longer exists.” [Read more…] about Mast Urges Army Corps to Use Emergency Measures to Prevent Discharges
Promotion Covers the First 15 Days of Service
SunRail’s new Southern Expansion is set to open the end of this month. In celebration of this major milestone, SunRail is offering a “First 50 Free” promotion to riders whose trip originates at any of the four new southern stations starting Monday, July 30, and running through Friday, August 17. [Read more…] about SunRail’s Southern Expansion Features “First 50 Free”
Governor Rick Scott announced that $1,469,000 has been awarded through the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Program to six projects to protect military installations across the state. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: More Than $1.4 Million Invested to Protect Military Installations, Support Communities
In response to today’s reports that while meeting as the Executive Clemency Board, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis questioned Mr. Erwin Jones, an African-American applicant, about how many different women he has fathered children with, State Representative and candidate for Attorney General Sean Shaw issues the following statement: [Read more…] about Representative Sean Shaw Statement on CFO Patronis Questioning of African-American Applicant
Hurricane Beryl, the first named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, is a reminder for Floridians to financially prepare now before a storm threatens the state. Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis encourages Floridians to get prepared financially, know their insurance coverage, and research what kinds of coverages they may need.
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “Although the first named hurricane of the season may not impact our state, Floridians should be reminded to prepare and protect finances. This weekend, snap photos or videos of your belongings and financial records, and put copies of insurance policies, including your insurance agent’s contact information, into a secure plastic bag.
“Your home is one of your largest investments, but without the right insurance coverage, it could become a major loss. Hurricane Irma insured losses climbed to more than $9.7 billion. When tropical storm and hurricane warnings are issued throughout Florida, no new insurance policies can be written so it’s important to review your coverage and determine where you could be vulnerable before a storm approaches.”
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The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a Commission Conference on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. Items scheduled for consideration can be found here. [Read more…] about Florida PSC Commission Conference on Tuesday
President Donald Trump announced today via Twitter that he has accepted the resignation of embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
In response, Jennifer Rubiello, state director of Environment Florida released this statement: [Read more…] about Environment Florida statement on the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt