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Scott's Next Budget: $30 Million in Pay Raises for State Law Enforcement

July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced today he will propose $30 million in pay raises for state law enforcement agencies to use for officer recruitment and retention in his 2018-2019 recommended budget. 

Letter to USDOT: Federal Loan for All Aboard Florida Is Too Risky

July 26, 2017 - 4:15pm
Sebastian train trestle

Indian River and Martin Counties have NOT ended their fight to right the wrongs they say are chugging through government channels -- wrongs that would bring a high-speed rail project through the Treasure Coast at great cost to taxpayers.

SFWMD: Everglades Farmers Score Big Against Phosphorus in 2017

July 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) announced Thursday farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) kept their successful streak alive, achieving another year of water-quality improvement -- this one fairly dramatic.

Ed Dean From Sunshine State News Will Appear on CNN's Headline News

July 5, 2017 - 5:45pm
Ed Dean

The No. 1 statewide political radio talk-show host focused on Florida politics, Ed Dean,  a senior editor with Sunshine State News, will be appearing on CNN Headline News at 8 pm EST on Wednesday to talk about a mother who attempted to drive her kids into the ocean. 

DBPR Offers New Site to Open a Business in Florida, Step-by-Step

July 5, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has unveiled the state’s new Business Information Portal, a website designed to help Floridians set up and run a business in the Sunshine State. 

Chris Hart IV Brings His Extensive Government Service to Florida TaxWatch

June 28, 2017 - 4:15pm

Florida TaxWatch has appointed Chris Hart IV, formerly president & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. and as Florida’s secretary of commerce, as its executive vice president.

SFWMD Offers One-Click Tracking of SB 10 Reservoir's Progress

June 26, 2017 - 5:45pm
240,000 acre-foot reservoir in this interactive map

Want to track the progress of the just-approved Everglades reservoir project? The South Florida Water Management District has you covered.

SFWMD Wins One for Florida against Activists' Water Lawsuit

June 23, 2017 - 6:00am
The Caloosahatchee River

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) this week scored a crucial legal victory to protect the right to representation in lawsuits that will impact the use of water in South Florida.

Florida Voices React to Senate Proposal to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

June 22, 2017 - 5:15pm
Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Neal Dunn and Val Demings

Florida politicians weighed in on the U.S. Senate’s new proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s signature healthcare bill.

Vero Beach High School Drops Assault on Student’s Free Speech Rights

June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm
Vero Beach High School

Following a warning letter from Pacific Legal Foundation, officials at Vero Beach High School and the Indian River County School Board have finally withdrawn all punishment of student J.P. Krause, a rising senior they unlawfully penalized for the “offense” of delivering a tongue-in-cheek speech in his successful candidacy for student body president.


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