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Gov. Scott: Our Low Reemployment Tax Rate Earned Florida National Recognition

December 14, 2018 - 12:30pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott, hoping to leave office on the same fiscal high note he pursued for the last eight years, announced Friday that Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes in 2019 -- for the fourth year in a row. And because of that, the state has been recognized with a national award. 

SFWMD Board Approves Exploratory Deep Well for Emergency Estuary Protection

December 13, 2018 - 3:00pm

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved a contract Thursday to drill a test Emergency Estuary Protection Well to gain further site specific scientific information on the amount of Lake Okeechobee water that can be sent into the Kissimmee River basin's Boulder Zone. 

DeSantis Announces 2019 Inaugural Events

December 12, 2018 - 5:45pm
Jeanette Nunez and Ron DeSantis

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and the 2019 Inaugural Committee today announced inaugural events taking place in Tallahassee on Jan. 7 and 8.

Florida TaxWatch: November Voters Approved $1.5 Billion in Annual Local Tax Increases

December 12, 2018 - 11:15am

Independent watchdog Florida TaxWatch on Wednesday released a follow-up to its 2018 Voter Guide, detailing local tax measures and new bond issues that voters approved last month. It also provides an update on what's next for the 11 amendments now part of the Florida Constitution.

DeSantis Names Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety

December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Kent Stermon

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez today announced the names of more than 45 advisors who will serve on the Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety. The committee will be chaired by Kent Stermon, COO, of Total Military Management.

DeSantis Picks Halsey Beshears as His Secretary of Business & Professional Regulation

December 11, 2018 - 1:30pm
Halsey Beshears

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis today announced he has chosen state Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, to lead the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). 

Florida Citrus Projection Remains Unchanged in USDA's December Forecast

December 11, 2018 - 1:15pm

Florida citrus is hitting all the marks to meet the forecasts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Lively WRAC Meeting Took on Misinformation about EAA Storage Reservoir

December 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Brandon Tucker

The South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Water Resources Analysis Coalition (WRAC) didn't shy away from controversy Thursday -- in fact, members steered headlong into it, discussing steps the District board took involving the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir.

DeSantis Introduces Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness

December 7, 2018 - 6:15pm
Alan Levine

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez announced Friday the names of more than 50 advisors who will serve on the Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness. The committee will be chaired by Nuñez and co-chaired by Alan Levine, former secretary of Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration.

Scott Hopes Programs Will Give a Post-Michael Boost to Tourism

December 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Hurricane Michael

Gov. Rick Scott announced the launch of two VISIT FLORIDA Hurricane Michael assistance programs on Friday, both aiming to aid local tourism businesses in the counties included in the FEMA major disaster declaration on Oct. 11. 


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