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Storm-Impacted Businesses Encouraged to Apply for SBDC Bridge Loan, Complete Disaster Assessment

October 12, 2018 - 4:30pm
Cooter Stew Cafe, St. Marks

The Pensacola-headquartered Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, encourages small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael to apply for assistance through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. 

Marco Rubio to Critical Federal Agencies: Stand by to Assist Michael's Victims

October 10, 2018 - 1:30pm

Ahead of Hurricane Michael’s Wednesday landfall in the Florida panhandle, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig to assist communities affected by the storm. 

Carlos Curbelo Backs Reforming Transition Assistance Program for Armed Forces Members

October 8, 2018 - 10:00am
Carlos Curbelo

Last week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., announced he was backing a proposal to reform the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for members of the Armed Forces looking to move into the civilian workforce. 

Stephanie Murphy: HUD Sending Almost $20 Million to Central Florida

October 5, 2018 - 10:00am
Stephanie Murphy

This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced that Central Florida was getting almost $20 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Gov. Rick Scott's Fight against Florida Red Tide Continues

October 5, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering $3 million in grants to St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to help mitigate the effects of red tide. 

Carlos Curbelo, Al Lawson Look to Protect Florida Agriculture With Trade Bill

October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Carlos Curbelo and Al Lawson

While the Trump administration has renegotiated NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, two members of the Florida delegation are looking to protect specialty growers in the Sunshine State. 

SSN to Publish JMI's 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

October 1, 2018 - 6:00am

Starting Tuesday and for the next two weeks, Sunshine State News will run the 12 proposed constitutional amendments on the 2018 Florida ballot -- one amendment per day -- including an analysis of each initiative, as produced by The James Madison Institute.

Fired-Up Candidates Ignite Big Crowd at RPOF's Victory Dinner

September 29, 2018 - 11:45pm
Gov. Scott set the tone

It was a spirited night in Orlando for the Republican Party of Florida on Saturday, as the RPOF hosted its largest fundraiser of the year, the 2018 Victory Dinner at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Scott: Florida Awarded More Than $50 Million to Fight Opioids

September 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott today directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to begin using a new federal grant to increase access to medication-assisted treatment, reduce opioid-related deaths and equip professionals with the necessary tools to combat the national opioid epidemic in Florida. 

SFWMD Board Passes Aggressive 2018-2019 Budget with Good News for Taxpayers

September 26, 2018 - 6:00am

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Tuesday approved the District's $813.9 million budget for fiscal 2018-2019, which begins Oct. 1.


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