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Hurricane Season Arrives: What You Need To Know

Hurricane Season Arrives: What You Need To Know

Daytona Beach, FL – You could argue it started a week ago with Subtropical Storm Alberto and that Mother Nature doesn’t care about arbitrary human timelines. Either way, the Atlantic hurricane season is here and it’s time to get ready after two consecutive years of strikes in Florida with Matthew and Irma. NOAA lead hurricane […]

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DeLand Republican Trying To Unseat Daytona Democrat From State House

DeLand Republican Trying To Unseat Daytona Democrat From State House

Daytona Beach, FL – Another Republican candidate has emerged to try to unseat Daytona Beach Democrat Patrick Henry from his position in the Florida House of Representatives. DeLand Republican Elizabeth Fetterhoff opened a campaign account yesterday to run in Volusia County’s House District 26, according to the state Division of Elections website. Fetterhoff joined Henry, […]

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Florida’s Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

Florida’s Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

Tallahassee, FL – Declaring that she “wasn’t scared to take them on,” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a civil suit Tuesday accusing five of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers and four distributors of causing the opioid crisis that is killing an average 15 Floridians daily. “We are very proud because we have just filed […]

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FPL Customers To Get Refund After Matthew Charges

FPL Customers To Get Refund After Matthew Charges

By on May 16, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Power & Light has reached an agreement to refund $27.7 million to customers, in part because of an “over-recovery” of costs following Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The agreement, announced Tuesday between the Juno Beach-based utility and the state Office of Public Counsel, still needs approval from the Florida Public Service Commission, […]

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Florida Pell Grant Students Trail In Graduation Rates

Florida Pell Grant Students Trail In Graduation Rates

Florida – Florida’s public universities graduated 57 percent of low-income students receiving federal Pell grants in six years, but that trailed the graduation rate of non-Pell students, a new study shows. The analysis by Third Way, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank, used newly reported federal data to track a 2010 cohort of first-time, full-time […]

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Health Plans Mount Challenges Over Florida Medicaid Contracts

Health Plans Mount Challenges Over Florida Medicaid Contracts

Florida – Twelve managed-care companies challenging the state’s award of tens of billions of dollars in Medicaid contracts have spelled out their arguments about why Florida officials were wrong in the handling of the coveted multi-year deals. The filings allege a long list of errors by the Agency from Health Care Administration ranging from math mistakes, to […]

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Senator Bill Nelson & Democrats Blast Florida’s Proposed Medicaid Cut

Senator Bill Nelson & Democrats Blast Florida’s Proposed Medicaid Cut

Florida – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Democratic U.S. House members Thursday called for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reject a move by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration to cut $98 million by trimming the length of time people have to apply for the Medicaid program. “I rise here today because the state of […]

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Key Florida Lawmaker Says No Plans To Fill Prison Budget Hole

Key Florida Lawmaker Says No Plans To Fill Prison Budget Hole

By on May 10, 2018 in News Service of Florida, WNDB News

Florida –  Despite warnings that cuts to substance-abuse programs and transition services could result in more prisoners behind bars, the Senate appropriations chairman said Thursday lawmakers aren’t planning to plug a $28 million budget gap at the Florida Department of Corrections until next year. But budget chief Rob Bradley indicated corrections health-care problems may spur lawmakers […]

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Court Backs Police Stop Over License Plate Frame

Court Backs Police Stop Over License Plate Frame

By on May 10, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Florida – A state appeals court Wednesday said a police officer was allowed to stop a Miami-Dade County motorist because the word “Florida” on the car’s license plate was obscured by a metal frame. While expressing concern about its ruling, a panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned a lower-court decision that suppressed evidence obtained […]

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Florida Constitution Revision Commission Files 8 Measures For November Ballot

Florida Constitution Revision Commission Files 8 Measures For November Ballot

Florida – The Florida Constitution Revision Commission formally concluded its work Wednesday, sending eight proposed constitutional amendments to Secretary of State Ken Detzner for placement on the Nov. 6 general-election ballot. “After holding more than 15 public hearings, the most in CRC history, and reviewing thousands of public comments, we submitted a compelling set of transformational proposals […]

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