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Scott: Helping Familes Care for Their Elders Is a Budget Priority

November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

Recognizing Florida has the highest percentage of elders in the nation, Gov. Rick Scott has recommended $12.5 million for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in his 2018-19 Securing Florida’s Future budget.

SFWMD Unveils Preliminary Modeling for SB 10 Reservoir

November 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Quick-stepping on work that will bring the Everglades the reservoir mandated in 2017's Senate Bill 10, the South Florida Water Management District released preliminary modeling Monday that depicts South Florida's current water storage and conveyance capabilities. 

GOP Caucus Makes Bill Galvano's 2018-2020 Senate Presidency Unanimous

October 24, 2017 - 1:15pm
Bill Galvano and current Senate President Joe Negron

Buoyed by family, friends and colleagues, Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, was unanimously named by the Florida Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday president-designate for the 2018-20 Legislative Term.

FEC Concealed Plans to Move Deadly Liquefied Natural Gas Next to 110-mph Passenger Trains

October 23, 2017 - 2:45pm
Sebastian train trestle

Folks along the Florida East Coast rail corridor, a highly populated, congested route with more than 300 at-grade crossings it will share with All Aboard Florida’s (AAF) 110 mph passenger trains, apparently will also see FEC move liquefied natural gas (LNG) along the same route. This, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by Martin and Indian River Counties, along with Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL).<--break->

2,500+ Acres of Environmentally Sensitive Okeechobee Ranch Preserved

October 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

The governor and Cabinet approved Tuesday the preservation of 2,523 acres of environmentally sensitive land within Corona Ranch in Okeechobee County through cost-effective conservation easements, which prevent future development of the land and allow agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida’s economy. 

SFWMD Moving Ahead of Schedule on Plan to Send More Water South

October 13, 2017 - 6:00am
SFWMD's existing S-333 flood control structure

The South Florida Water Management District issued a statement during Thursday's Governing Board meeting announcing it is moving forward with two major components of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), the congressionally approved plan to move more water south and into Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.

Poll Shows Trump Has Work to Do to Win over Latinos

October 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Darren Soto and Annette Taddeo

A poll released Wednesday by Latino Victory Project, Latino Decisions, and America’s Voice shows a clear majority of Florida Latinos -- 64 percent -- disapproves of President Donald Trump’s performance and 7 of 10 believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about, or is hostile toward, Latinos. 

Florida Voices React to Las Vegas Massacre

IRS Formally Adopts ‘Landmark’ Pari-Mutuel Regulations

September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Gulfstream Park this week

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Monday they will formally adopt modernized regulations for the withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel proceeds. 

Florida’s Municipal Electric Utilities, Power Plants in Full-Prep Mode for Irma

September 8, 2017 - 3:30pm

Tallahassee-based Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has activated its mutual aid network and is lining up crews to restore power to areas that will be affected by Hurricane Irma, according to a FMEA statement.

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