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Congress Passes Bill to Provide $100 Million for Harmful Algal Blooms, Red Tide Fight

December 20, 2018 - 4:45pm

Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan on Thursday applauded House passage of bipartisan legislation to combat the devastating impact of harmful algal blooms (HABs), including red tide. The bill now heads to President Trump for his signature.

Florida’s Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High

December 20, 2018 - 8:30am

Gov. Rick Scott has announced that Florida’s high school graduation rate has reached a 15-year high, according to data released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education. For the 2017-18 school year, Florida’s statewide graduation rate rose to 86.1 percent, an increase of 3.8 percentage points over last year and 17.1 since the school year before Scott took office.

Ron DeSantis Keeps Jim Poppell as Secretary of Florida Lottery

December 18, 2018 - 11:45am
Jim Poppell

Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that he is keeping Florida Lottery Sec. Jim Poppell at his post. 

FBI Arrests Suspected Terrorist in Broward County

December 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Tayyab Tahir Ismail

A federal complaint unsealed Monday reveals a Pakistan-born South Florida man has been accused of posting detailed bomb-making instructions to online sites frequented by extremists, including supporters of ISIS.

DeSantis Announces Transition Advisory Committee on Government Operations

December 17, 2018 - 4:45pm
Larry Hart

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, with Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez announced Monday the names of more than 30 advisors who will serve on the Transition Advisory Committee on Government Operations. The committee will be chaired by Larry Hart, Lee County tax collector.

Homelessness in Florida Falls in 2018

December 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ben Carson

Local communities throughout Florida report homelessness declined in 2018, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

Rick Scott, Florida Department of Health Send $4.8 Million to Projects Across Florida Fighting Alzheimer’s

December 17, 2018 - 2:45pm
Rick Scott and Scott Plakon

On Monday, outgoing Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health announced 30 grants to projects across Florida helping in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. The funds totaling $4.8 million come from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program.

DeSantis Recommends Danny Burgess to Head Veterans Affairs

December 15, 2018 - 5:15pm

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced Saturday he will recommend state Rep. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills to serve as the next executive director of Florida's Department of Veterans Affairs.

DeSantis Announces Executive Office of the Governor Senior Team

December 14, 2018 - 3:30pm
James Blair, Adrian Lukis and Helen Aguirre Ferré

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced Friday additions to the senior team in the Executive Office of the Governor. 

Mast, Rubio Ask for Help to Pevent the Corps from Delaying EAA Reservoir

December 14, 2018 - 1:45pm
Brian Mast, R.D. James and Marco Rubio

Congressman Brian Mast and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio raised urgent concerns Thursday with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, R. D. James, over an Army Corps of Engineers proposal that would "disregard clear congressional intent" and delay the review of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Post Authorization Change Report (PACR) by more than a year.


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