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Gov. Scott: I Won't Let Florida Tourism Miss a Beat

September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Rick Scott

Category 4 hurricane in September? Psssh, piece of cake for the tourism wizards over at VISIT FLORIDA. Watch the Sunshine State open for business in October.

Corcoran Announces Creation of Select Committee on Hurricane Response

Speaker Richard Corcoran announced Tuesday the creation of the Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness. The Select Committee will gather information, solicit ideas for improvement, and make recommendations that can be utilized in the work plans of the appropriate standing committees.

Specifically, it will address issues such as protection of the elderly, disabled, and other vulnerable populations as well as look at evacuation and mitigation challenges for future storms

Corcoran, Brandes Call for Committees to Review State's Hurricane Preparedness Efforts

September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jeannette Nunez, Ray Rodrigues, Richard Corcoran, Sean Shaw and Kristin Jacobs

House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Sen. Jeff Brandes are making the push for an overhaul on how the state handles hurricanes.

Daphne Campbell Tries to Use FPL Connections to Restore Family's Power

September 19, 2017 - 2:15pm
Daphne Campbell

A South Florida lawmaker is making headlines after she attempted to use her connections to a Florida Power & Light company official to restore electricity to the homes of her family after Hurricane Irma struck the state last week.

Senate Backs $700 Billion Defense Budget, Passes NDAA

September 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson

On Monday, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) increasing the size of the Defense Department’s budget to almost $700 billion. 

Trees and Power Lines: Has Coral Gables Been Entirely Honest with Its Citizens?

September 19, 2017 - 8:15am

During a special meeting last Thursday, Coral Gables city commissioners and residents took it in turn to lambaste Florida Power and Light Co. for virtually everything Hurricane Irma did to collapse and darken the sweltering Miami-Dade city.

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New Vietnam Documentary Series Provides a Timely Booster Shot

September 19, 2017 - 7:00am

Many Americans' moral vanity is expressed nowadays in their rage to disparage. They are incapable of measured judgments about past politics -- about flawed historical figures who were forced by cascading circumstances to make difficult decisions on the basis of imperfect information. So, the nation now needs an example of how to calmly assess episodes fraught with passion and sorrow. An example arrives Sunday night.

Irma Insurance Claims Already Near $2 Billion

September 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

With 335,000 insurance claims representing $1.9 billion in property losses, Hurricane Irma has already exceeded the claims and losses from the two hurricanes that pummeled Florida last year, the state Office of Insurance Regulation reported Monday.

Hurricane Irma Death Toll Climbs to 34

September 18, 2017 - 1:45pm

Hurricane Irma has claimed the lives of 34 people in Florida, a number which has steadily risen in the days after the storm made landfall in the Sunshine State.

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