September 25, 2017

Government/Politics & Law

Gov. Scott activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for small businesses damaged by Hurricane Irma

Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma. Read more »
Published on 9/14/2017

Federal Family Continues Response and Relief Operations Following Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is actively coordinating the efforts of dozens of federal agencies as recovery and relief efforts following Hurricane Irma continue, in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico, and Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/13/2017

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma

Like Harvey, Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File; Additional Relief Planned Read more »
Published on 9/13/2017

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Florida

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, just hours after Governor Rick Scott's request, President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration. Read more »
Published on 9/11/2017

Senator Galvano files legislation to expand Bright Futures scholarhips

On Wednesday, Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) filed Senate Bill 4, the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2017

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson's disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following Monday's 12:31 p.m. EDT launch. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

Avis Budget Agrees to Change Billing Practices for Cashless Toll

The Florida Attorney General's Office obtained a court enforceable settlement agreement with Avis Budget Car Rental System, LLC which owns the Avis, Budget and Payless car rental companies. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2017

Florida Supreme Court warns of scams telling people to appear in court or pay money to courts

The Florida Supreme Court is warning of several widespread email and phone scams that try to trick people by saying they must come to a Florida state court to face charges or must pay money related to a Florida state court action. Read more »
Published on 8/4/2017

Ken Lawson: Partnership Importance and Visit to Miami

Ken Lawson, President & CEO of Visit Florida, writes about a recent trip to Miami. Read more »
Published on 8/3/2017

Florida Job Growth Rate Continues to Outpace the Nation

Florida Leads Largest States in Job Growth Read more »
Published on 8/3/2017

Gov. Scott: New Proposal Will Prohibit Florida from Doing Business with Maduro Regime

Florida Stands with the Venezuelan People Against Upcoming Maduro Controlled Constituent Assembly Read more »
Published on 7/27/2017

Gov. Scott to Propose $30 Million in Pay Raises for State Law Enforcement Agencies

Proposed Funding Would Double Current Year Investment Read more »
Published on 7/27/2017

Report: Homeowners Trapped by Repeated Flooding Under Troubled Flood Insurance Program

The nation's flood insurance program has repeatedly rebuilt some of the most flood-prone properties in the country, unintentionally setting a trap for owners of modest homes who would prefer to move out of harm's way, according to a new national report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Read more »
Published on 7/26/2017

Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom

As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin on July 25th in Gulf County waters will be temporarily postponed. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2017

EFI Board of Directors Selects Pete Antonacci as CEO

The Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Peter Antonacci as the new President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. Antonacci will also serve as Florida's Secretary of Commerce. He will begin his new role with EFI on August 2. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2017

Florida ordered to pay $1.1 million in legal fees after court strikes down gag rule on doctors discussing guns

Court order is a warning to states not to push similar, unconstitutional laws backed by NRA Read more »
Published on 7/24/2017

Southeastern States Collaborate to Reduce Traffic Fatalities and Crashes

The Florida Highway Patrol wants to ensure motorists “Arrive Alive.” Read more »
Published on 7/19/2017

Florida's Fiscally Responsible State Government

Reading the headlines, it would appear that state governments are incapable of responsible budgeting. Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and California are among the states that are, to varying degrees, fiscal messes. But some states are more fiscally responsible than others. Read more »
Published on 7/14/2017

Unclaimed Property Program Returns $313M in 12 Months

One in five Floridians has an unclaimed account remaining Read more »
Published on 7/13/2017

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