From News Service of Florida Florida lawmakers will hold a special session next week after Gov. Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran announced Friday they have reached the outline of a budget deal. The three-day session is scheduled to start Wednesday. Lawmakers passed an $82.4 billion budget on May 8, but Scott was angered by …
by Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida More than 100 wildfires were burning across Florida as the week began, with 23 consuming more than 100 acres. And the state has yet to get into the lightning-filled warmer months. On Tuesday, the Cabinet kicked-off a pre-planned “wildfire awareness week” with Gov. Rick Scott issuing an executive order that declared a …
From The News Service of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to make nearly $13 million in land and conservation-easement purchases, including property to help protect Silver Springs in Marion County and to provide a buffer zone for a U.S. Navy facility in Bay County.
by Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida Neither is a declared candidate for 2018, but the next election cycle looms large for Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Scott is expected to challenge U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, while Putnam is seen as a leading candidate to replace Scott.
From: The News Service of Florida Florida is bracing for another round of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. In his proposed $83.5 billion budget released Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott included $1.9 million to fund 21 epidemiologists to work in county health departments, along with providing surveillance and outbreak control.
By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is using Twitter to threaten funding cuts for port operators that do business with Cuba, as legal cargo arrived Wednesday at Port Everglades from the island nation.
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