Answering a call from supervisors of elections in the devastated counties Hurricane Michael directly targeted, Gov. Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-283 Thursday, granting Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties the authority to extend and enhance voting options based on needs and challenges they have identified.
Retailers across the Sunshine State and the nation can expect strong Halloween sales this year, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced on Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida on Monday thanked the people and businesses who have come forward with generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund since he activated it last week to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael.
As the Panhandle and the Big Bend continue to recover from Hurricane Michael, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson--and U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., called on the U.S. Department of Defense to help repair and restore Tyndall Air Force Base which was hit hard by the storm.
The Walt Disney Company donated $1 million to the Florida Disaster Fund, which is run by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, to help the Panhandle and the Big Bend recover from Hurricane Michael.
Melbourne-based Harris Corporation and New York-based L3 Technologies announced Sunday afternoon they have agreed to a transformational all-stock merger of equals, in what is the largest merger in defense industry history.
The Pensacola-headquartered Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, encourages small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael to apply for assistance through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.
Ahead of Hurricane Michael’s Wednesday landfall in the Florida panhandle, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig to assist communities affected by the storm.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., announced he was backing a proposal to reform the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for members of the Armed Forces looking to move into the civilian workforce.
This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced that Central Florida was getting almost $20 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).