April 24, 2018

Government/Politics & Law

Gov. Scott identifies "low tax opportunity zones" statewide to encourage investment

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his recommendation to designate 427 communities across every Florida county as Low Tax Opportunity Zones. Low Tax Opportunity Zones, as established in the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, encourage long-term investment and job creation in targeted communities by reducing taxes for many job creators. Read more »
Published on 4/19/2018

CRC approves eight revisions for the 2018 general election ballot

The Florida Constitutional Revision Commission approved eight revisions to be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot for voter consideration. Read more »
Published on 4/17/2018

Rep. Ross Announces He Will Not Be Seeking Re-election in 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2018. Read more »
Published on 4/11/2018

Gov. Scott Applauds Florida Legislature's Unanimous Passage of Bill to Hold Maduro Regime Accountable

Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement following the Florida Senate unanimously voting in support of HB 359. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2018

State considers changes to Medicaid eligibility

Proposed changes to Florida's Medicaid eligibility requirements would make it harder for people to get coverage after they become sick. Read more »
Published on 3/27/2018

Visitation canceled at six institutions; Visitor contraband interdiction

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) has zero tolerance for contraband of any kind, and visitors attempting to introduce contraband are subject to immediate termination of their visitation privileges. Read more »
Published on 3/27/2018

Gov. Rick Scott signs 74 bills into law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Friday, March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: Read more »
Published on 3/26/2018

Gov. Scott Directs FDOT to Suspend Federal Payments for Collapsed FIU Bridge

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Mike Dew to suspend the payment of all federal funding for the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge which collapsed last week, taking the lives of six Floridians. Read more »
Published on 3/19/2018

Florida Gov. Scott signs bill to combat opioids crisis

Gov. Rick Scott also highlights $65 million in funding to fight national opioid epidemic in Florida Read more »
Published on 3/19/2018

New Lockheed Martin Readiness Contract Strengthens Sustainment Industry

Company to maintain more than 300,000 Army training systems across hundreds of locations worldwide employing thousands as part of contract worth not-to-exceed ceiling of $3.5 billion Read more »
Published on 3/19/2018

Lockheed Martin awarded $200 million contract to train special operations airmen

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide comprehensive training support services for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), supporting schoolhouse operations for various crew positions across multiple mission design series aircraft, aircrew training and support for AFSOC Special Operation Forces (SOF) aircrews and assets. Read more »
Published on 3/16/2018

Rubio Introduces Bills to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation, the Sunshine Protection Act, that would make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent across the country. He also introduced the Sunshine... Read more »
Published on 3/14/2018

Florida Senate passes balanced budget focused on education, public safety, $3.3 billion reserves

$100 million for Florida Forever programs, state law enforcement and firefighter pay raise, increases personal needs allowance for nursing home residents Read more »
Published on 3/12/2018

Collaborative Effort Moves Florida Hurricane Recovery Forward

Florida recovery from Hurricane Irma continues to progress six months later due to private and public partnerships—and the hard work of survivors. Read more »
Published on 3/8/2018

Florida Senate passes Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act

Critical public safety legislation establishes safeguards designed to enhance safety in schools Read more »
Published on 3/6/2018

Wider Approval

The FDA takes a broader approach to approving drug therapy. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Turning Back the Clock on Tax Assessments

A challenge to the way the Department of Revenue issues 'final assessments' on corporate taxes still reverberates. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Yesterday's Solutions for Florida's Transportation Problems

Why are officials insisting on yesterday's solutions to solve Florida's transportation problems? Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Gov. Scott Announces Major Action Plan to Keep Florida Students Safe Following Tragic Parkland Shooting

Today, I am announcing a major action plan. I will be working with the legislature aggressively over the next two weeks to get it done. This week we asked law enforcement leaders, education leaders, and health leaders from all over the state to drop what they were doing, clear their schedules, and immediately get up to Tallahassee for urgent conversations about what we can – and must do – to make our schools and communities safer. We must take care of our kids. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2018

Gov. Scott: We Must Have a Real Conversation About Keeping Students Safe

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will be organizing meetings with state and local leaders in Tallahassee next week to discuss ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety improvements and keeping guns away from individuals struggling with mental illness. Governor Scott remains in Broward County and has continued to be briefed by law enforcement, emergency management, and local school officials. Additional details on next week's meetings will be announced in the coming days. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

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