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Bankrate.com
Bitcoin isn’t real money, judge saysFutures Trading Commission has said that for regulatory purposes, it defines vi
Bitcoin isn’t real money, judge says
Bankrate.com / Posted 2 hours ago
Futures Trading Commission has said that for regulatory purposes, it defines virtual currencies as commodities. “The Florida Legislature may choose to adopt statutes regulating virtual currency in the future," Pooler wrote. "At this time,... Read more
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The Star
School board sets tentative budgetask voters to renew an additional operational millage. School district budgets
School board sets tentative budget
The Star / Posted 5 hours ago
ask voters to renew an additional operational millage. School district budgets are largely established each spring by the Florida Legislature and for the coming fiscal year the millage the district must levy to receive state funds will fall by... Read more
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Island Packet
Real estate Q&A: Condos can opt out of costly fire sprinklersbuildings with fire sprinklers. This sounds expensive. Can you tell me what is
Real estate Q&A: Condos can opt out of costly fire sprinklers
Island Packet / Posted 9 hours ago
buildings with fire sprinklers. This sounds expensive. Can you tell me what is going on here? - Theodore A: In 2003, the Florida Legislature required condominium buildings to be retrofitted with fire sprinkler systems, and the law was tweaked in... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Debate emerges on carving up ‘docs v. glocks' lawchallenged provisions of FOPA (Firearm Owners' Privacy Act) are parts of a sing
Debate emerges on carving up ‘docs v. glocks' law
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 19 hours ago
challenged provisions of FOPA (Firearm Owners' Privacy Act) are parts of a single legislative act, adopted by the Florida Legislature as a package, with a shared unconstitutional purpose," plaintiffs' attorney Douglas Hallward-Driemeier... Read more
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Investopedia
Florida Court: Bitcoin is Not Money (Yet)under a statute that is so vaguely written that even legal professionals have d
Florida Court: Bitcoin is Not Money (Yet)
Investopedia / Posted 20 hours ago
under a statute that is so vaguely written that even legal professionals have difficulty finding a singular meaning .. The Florida Legislature may choose to adopt statutes regulating virtual currency in the future. At this time, however, attempting... Read more
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National Geographic
Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida's New Normalprograms normally funded by Florida’s general fund. Last March, Earthjustice Fl
Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida's New Normal
National Geographic / Posted yesterday
programs normally funded by Florida’s general fund. Last March, Earthjustice Florida, an environmental law firm, sued the Florida legislature, citing in court papers a dozen examples where the real estate tax receipts were used to pay for... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in FloridaHackney Nursery, has been licensed to distribute medical marijuana more than tw
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Florida
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted yesterday
Hackney Nursery, has been licensed to distribute medical marijuana more than two years after the sales were approved by the Florida Legislature in a process beset by several administrative delays. The state government now expects dispensaries in 19... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in FloridaHackney Nursery, has been licensed to distribute medical marijuana more than tw
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Florida
NBC Bay Area / Posted yesterday
Hackney Nursery, has been licensed to distribute medical marijuana more than two years after the sales were approved by the Florida Legislature in a process beset by several administrative delays. The state government now expects dispensaries in 19... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Florida's first marijuana dispensary opens in TallahasseeHackney Nursery, has been licensed to distribute medical marijuana more than tw
Florida's first marijuana dispensary opens in Tallahassee
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Hackney Nursery, has been licensed to distribute medical marijuana more than two years after the sales were approved by the Florida Legislature in a process beset by administrative delays. The state government now expects dispensaries in 19 cities... Read more
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Fortune
Bitcoin Is Not Money: Miami Judgefunds flow as an attractive alternative to traceless cash. It’s still early da
Bitcoin Is Not Money: Miami Judge
Fortune / Posted 2 days ago
funds flow as an attractive alternative to traceless cash. It’s still early days for the technology. As Pooler wrote: “The Florida Legislature may choose to adopt statutes regulating virtual currency in the future. At this time, however, attempting... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Back to school: Classes starting early this year in many Fl districtsstudents on Aug. 15, also earlier than in 2015 when most local campuses started
Back to school: Classes starting early this year in many Fl districts
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
students on Aug. 15, also earlier than in 2015 when most local campuses started the new year on Aug. 24. Last year, the Florida Legislature passed a bill allowing schools to open as early as Aug. 10. That measure, signed by Gov. Rick Scott,... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
POINT OF VIEW Assignment of benefits - Florida’s worst...14 in Boca Raton) shows determination to help consumers despite politics that h
POINT OF VIEW Assignment of benefits - Florida’s worst...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
14 in Boca Raton) shows determination to help consumers despite politics that have blocked even one floor debate in the Florida Legislature. Water losses could be the worst consumer rip-off ever. Reports from the Office of Insurance Regulation... Read more
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Miami New Times
On Medical Marijuana, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Sounds Like a Republicanexpansion of its use as a medical treatment if evidence proves its effectivenes
On Medical Marijuana, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Sounds Like a Republican
Miami New Times / Posted 3 days ago
expansion of its use as a medical treatment if evidence proves its effectiveness." Incidentally, many Republicans in the Florida legislature championed a bill that would legalize a low-dose strain of marijuana that would only be administered... Read more
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Columbia County Observer
Columbia City Park: A Chance to be a Showplace or Another County 5 Screwball Screw-Up$500,000, leaving a balance of about $1.5 million. Ms. Frisina was asking for
Columbia City Park: A Chance to be a Showplace or Another County 5 Screwball Screw-Up
Columbia County Observer / Posted 4 days ago
$500,000, leaving a balance of about $1.5 million. Ms. Frisina was asking for $235,000.The Grant The FRDAP grant: the Florida Legislature awarded $3 million in funding for FRDAP projects with funds becoming available July 1, 2016, “exclusively... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
St. Johns County's revenue stream not keeping up with demands of growththat’s growing as opposed to one that’s relatively static.” Wanchick told The
St. Johns County's revenue stream not keeping up with demands of growth
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 4 days ago
that’s growing as opposed to one that’s relatively static.” Wanchick told The Record that due to reforms passed by the Florida Legislature in 2007, property taxes don’t deliver the revenue stream to local governments they once did. He said ad... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Ask a Real Estate Pro: Condos can opt out of costly fire sprinklersbuildings with fire sprinklers. This sounds expensive. Can you tell me what is
Ask a Real Estate Pro: Condos can opt out of costly fire sprinklers
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
buildings with fire sprinklers. This sounds expensive. Can you tell me what is going on here? — Theodore A: In 2003, the Florida Legislature required condominium buildings to be retrofitted with fire sprinkler systems, and the law was tweaked in... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Florida teachers protest school conditions at state Capitolthan 20 years ago. Some of the loudest boos from the crowd came when they disc
Florida teachers protest school conditions at state Capitol
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
than 20 years ago. Some of the loudest boos from the crowd came when they discussed the "Best and Brightest" program. The Florida Legislature last year set aside $44 million for the program that awards extra money to teachers based on both their... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Rep. Reggie Fullwood eases into House District 13 campaignbecause of its majority African-American population, Griffin is well known and
Rep. Reggie Fullwood eases into House District 13 campaign
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
because of its majority African-American population, Griffin is well known and could become a rare black Republican in the Florida Legislature if he wins. Griffin said he struggled with the decision about whether or not to challenge Fullwood for... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Orlando chamber in merger talks with EDCthe area. Its former president, Rick Weddle, announced his departure on March 2
Orlando chamber in merger talks with EDC
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
the area. Its former president, Rick Weddle, announced his departure on March 2. Just before that, in late February, the Florida legislature eliminated incentive funding for the state’s Quick Action Closing Fund, a program run by Enterprise... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Voters will consider solar energy amendment in August primarywhether the property is residential, commercial or industrial. The amendment g
Voters will consider solar energy amendment in August primary
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
whether the property is residential, commercial or industrial. The amendment got on the ballot through a vote of the Florida Legislature, not the more typical petition process for general elections. Both the state House and Senate passed it... Read more
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Miami New Times
Inside Tim Canova's Bernie-Fueled Bid to Upset U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultzof anonymity, put things bluntly: "It's the proxy campaign." Debbie Wasserman
Inside Tim Canova's Bernie-Fueled Bid to Upset U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Miami New Times / Posted 9 days ago
of anonymity, put things bluntly: "It's the proxy campaign." Debbie Wasserman Schultz was once the darling of the Florida Legislature, a rising star within the Democratic Party. But her last five years have included an unending stream of... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Delay appears likely in murder trial of man accused in 2013 killing at Metro PCSdeath-penalty procedures are unconstitutional because the final decision is mad
Delay appears likely in murder trial of man accused in 2013 killing at Metro PCS
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
death-penalty procedures are unconstitutional because the final decision is made by a judge instead of a jury. The Florida Legislature changed the sentencing procedures in the spring, but challenges to that law are pending before the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jet-setting, galas, shopping sprees: Indictment challenges Corrine Brown's working-class imagesame issues she cared about 30 years ago, said Betty Holzendorf, a former state
Jet-setting, galas, shopping sprees: Indictment challenges Corrine Brown's working-class image
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
same issues she cared about 30 years ago, said Betty Holzendorf, a former state senator who met her when Brown was in the Florida Legislature talking about needs in Jacksonville’s Northside and taking a yardstick measure of what she... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Good News: Area Student Leaders namedthe more than 680 nursing homes in Florida, the home continuously held this rec
Good News: Area Student Leaders named
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
the more than 680 nursing homes in Florida, the home continuously held this recognition since it was created in 2002 by the Florida Legislature. The award recognizes Florida nursing homes that “demonstrate excellence in long-term care over a... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
POINT OF VIEW Florida needs procurement, contracting reformto live and work. The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) and its Informati
POINT OF VIEW Florida needs procurement, contracting reform
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 13 days ago
to live and work. The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) and its Information Technology (IT) Council commends the Florida Legislature for creating the Agency for State Technology (AST) in 2014, which has resulted in improvements in policy... Read more
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First Coast News
Fraternal Order of Police endorses Al Lawson over Corrine Brownto Jacksonville’s voters, he said there was no need to because for years he had
Fraternal Order of Police endorses Al Lawson over Corrine Brown
First Coast News / Posted 13 days ago
to Jacksonville’s voters, he said there was no need to because for years he had worked on Duval County issues in the Florida Legislature. He cited the St. John’s River, support for Jacksonville’s higher education institution and banking and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Polk County teacher named Florida Teacher of the Yearawards for teachers, but this year the prizes are worth far more than in the pa
Polk County teacher named Florida Teacher of the Year
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
awards for teachers, but this year the prizes are worth far more than in the past, thanks to increased funding from the Florida Legislature. Each of the 72 district finalists won $10,000 this year, up from $750. The five state finalists,... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Appeals court says kosher meals a must in prisonsRichard Story. Jones also tried to "avoid her evidentiary burden by shifting t
Appeals court says kosher meals a must in prisons
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 13 days ago
Richard Story. Jones also tried to "avoid her evidentiary burden by shifting the blame to limited appropriations from the Florida Legislature," but the federal law does not distinguish between parts of the government, the three-judge panel... Read more
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The Star
School grades reflect ‘progression’ focusprogression seems to be the most important thing for the state.” This year’s g
School grades reflect ‘progression’ focus
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
progression seems to be the most important thing for the state.” This year’s grades reflect changes approved by the Florida Legislature two years ago, with rule-making amendments finalized earlier this year. The most substantive change was... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Politicians squabble in post-Pulse worldOrlando-based Florida Family Policy Council, and Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami
Politicians squabble in post-Pulse world
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
Orlando-based Florida Family Policy Council, and Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami Beach, the first openly gay member of the Florida Legislature, have accused each other of debating in bad faith. Stemberger wrote an open letter to Richardson bashing... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
A new lawsuit asks: If Rogaine isn't taxable in Florida, why are tampons?lawsuit asks the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County to take immediate
A new lawsuit asks: If Rogaine isn't taxable in Florida, why are tampons?
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 15 days ago
lawsuit asks the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County to take immediate action to stop the sales tax. If the Florida Legislature changes the law, then, Gowdy said, the lawsuit will continue by seeking the refund for all women. Women... Read more
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Columbia County Observer
Bribery, Corruption, Influence Peddling: The Supremes Don't Get Itmoney intended to elect someone and largesse for his personal use. One bridge
Bribery, Corruption, Influence Peddling: The Supremes Don't Get It
Columbia County Observer / Posted 15 days ago
money intended to elect someone and largesse for his personal use. One bridge at a time. Congress needs to do what the Florida Legislature did: make it a crime for someone to offer, or an official to accept, monetary favors for wielding his or... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Lee Co., residents pushing for change water perceptions, solutionsclear air of dirty water troubles “History has shown that Big Sugar contributi
Lee Co., residents pushing for change water perceptions, solutions
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 15 days ago
clear air of dirty water troubles “History has shown that Big Sugar contributions have definitely had an influence on the Florida legislature,” Andrews said. The Miami Herald reports Big Sugar gave more than $57 million to campaigns over two... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Lee Co., residents pushing for change water perceptions, solutionsto Big Sugar could get in the way. “History has shown that Big Sugar contribut
Lee Co., residents pushing for change water perceptions, solutions
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 15 days ago
to Big Sugar could get in the way. “History has shown that Big Sugar contributions have definitely had an influence on the Florida legislature,” Andrews said. The Miami Herald reports Big Sugar gave more than $57 million to campaigns over two... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Sit-in protesters at Sen. Marco Rubio's downtown Orlando office released from jailbut nothing has been organized just yet. "What really motivates me is this yea
Sit-in protesters at Sen. Marco Rubio's downtown Orlando office released from jail
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 15 days ago
but nothing has been organized just yet. "What really motivates me is this year every seat is up for election in the Florida Legislature thanks to the new districts, so we have a chance to make a real difference in the people representing us... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
A new lawsuit asks: If Rogaine isn't taxable in Florida, why are tampons?lawsuit asks the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County to take immediate
A new lawsuit asks: If Rogaine isn't taxable in Florida, why are tampons?
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 16 days ago
lawsuit asks the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County to take immediate action to stop the sales tax. And if the Florida Legislature changes the law, then, Gowdy said, the lawsuit will continue by seeking the refund for all women. He... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Corrine Brown: Decades of dramapart of the measure. July 2014: A circuit judge in Tallahassee strikes down co
Corrine Brown: Decades of drama
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 19 days ago
part of the measure. July 2014: A circuit judge in Tallahassee strikes down congressional district lines drawn by the 2012 Florida Legislature, saying Brown’s district and others violate the “Fair Districts” requirements Brown had sued to stop. The... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Tia Mitchell: Inside the NRA candidate questionnaireafter the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, but the federal government offered
Tia Mitchell: Inside the NRA candidate questionnaire
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 19 days ago
after the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, but the federal government offered other resources that the state accepted. Florida Legislature full of millionaires The 2016 Florida Legislature may be the wealthiest in recent state history, the... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Donald Trump heads to Miami, James Comey heads to Congressthat went nowhere. Now, members of the union that represents state prison guard
Donald Trump heads to Miami, James Comey heads to Congress
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
that went nowhere. Now, members of the union that represents state prison guards have called on Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature to hold a special session on the crisis in Florida's prisons, reports the Miami Herald's Julie Brown. The... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Clinton claim, organ donations: Talk topicsSoto, D-Kissimmee, at 7 a.m. Saturday on WRBW-Channel 65. Soto, a candidate for
Clinton claim, organ donations: Talk topics
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
Soto, D-Kissimmee, at 7 a.m. Saturday on WRBW-Channel 65. Soto, a candidate for Congress, discusses issues facing the Florida Legislature, including the recent push for a special session to address gun control laws. "Central Florida... Read more
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Columbia County Observer
Rick Scott's Breathtaking Hypocrisy On Water Pollution“best management practices.” And what does that mean? Why, whatever Big Ag says
Rick Scott's Breathtaking Hypocrisy On Water Pollution
Columbia County Observer / Posted 21 days ago
“best management practices.” And what does that mean? Why, whatever Big Ag says it means! So the dirty water’s on the Florida Legislature. And on Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who sees any attempt to enforce the Clean Water Act in... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae bloomsRick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the proble
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae blooms
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
Rick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the problem. Scott announced that he would ask the Florida Legislature to set aside money that would be used for a grant program to aid homeowners who voluntarily want to... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae bloomsRick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the proble
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae blooms
Brandon Sun / Posted 21 days ago
Rick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the problem. Scott announced that he would ask the Florida Legislature to set aside money that would be used for a grant program to aid homeowners who voluntarily want to... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Economic rift widens between lawmakers and electoratethemselves. The News Service of Florida reports that Florida’s Commission on Et
Economic rift widens between lawmakers and electorate
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 21 days ago
themselves. The News Service of Florida reports that Florida’s Commission on Ethics reports this week that the 2016 Florida Legislature as a whole is likely the richest group in history. Seven lawmakers have yet to file the required... Read more
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FOX News
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae bloomsRick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the proble
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae blooms
FOX News / Posted 21 days ago
Rick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the problem. Scott announced that he would ask the Florida Legislature to set aside money that would be used for a grant program to aid homeowners who voluntarily want to... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Florida may spend millions battling algae blooms; Scott wants Obama to declare federal emergencyRick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the proble
Florida may spend millions battling algae blooms; Scott wants Obama to declare federal emergency
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
Rick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the problem. Scott announced that he would ask the Florida Legislature to set aside money that would be used for a grant program to aid homeowners who voluntarily want to... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae blooms on Treasure CoastRick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the proble
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae blooms on Treasure Coast
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 21 days ago
Rick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the problem. Scott announced that he would ask the Florida Legislature to set aside money that would be used for a grant program to aid homeowners who voluntarily want to... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae bloomsRick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the proble
Florida may spend millions battling stinky algae blooms
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
Rick Scott on Wednesday promised to dedicate millions more to battle the problem. Scott announced that he would ask the Florida Legislature to set aside money that would be used for a grant program to aid homeowners who voluntarily want to... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Fallout for Clinton over email, Trump over his latest bizarre utteranceby Americans for Prosperity, the group backed by billionaire industrialists Cha
Fallout for Clinton over email, Trump over his latest bizarre utterance
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
by Americans for Prosperity, the group backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. Money talks: The 2016 Florida Legislature was the wealthiest in history, newly released financial disclosure forms reveal. The News Service of... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Jacksonville highway construction reaches $1B marktransportation system in the Jacksonville metro area and we can thank Gov. Rick
Jacksonville highway construction reaches $1B mark
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 22 days ago
transportation system in the Jacksonville metro area and we can thank Gov. Rick Scott, FDOT Secretary Jim Boxold and the Florida Legislature for their commitment to northeast Florida,” Evans said. Evans said investment in Jacksonville’s... Read more
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