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Florida Gov. Signs House Bill 3 and Announces $270M in Investments to Improve Student Literacy

FORT PIERCE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — On Thursday (July 22), Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of House Bill 3 and announced that Florida is investing $270 million in literacy initiatives throughout the state. On June 29, Governor DeSantis signed HB 3, creating the “New Worlds Reading Initiative,” Florida’s first statewide book distribution program. The […]

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Florida Gov. Signs House Bill 3 and Announces $270M in Investments to Improve Student Literacy

FORT PIERCE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — On Thursday (July 22), Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of House Bill 3 and announced that Florida is investing $270 million in literacy initiatives throughout the state. On June 29, Governor DeSantis signed HB 3, creating the “New Worlds Reading Initiative,” Florida’s first statewide book distribution program. The […]

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Fla. Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.3B in Savings for Florida Prepaid Customers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Prepaid College Board will lower Prepaid Plan prices by $1.3 billion, a reduction benefitting 224,000 current customers. Nearly half of the affected families will have refunds available totaling more than $500 million. The post Fla. Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.3B in Savings […]

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Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis Appoints Judge Laurel M. Lee as Florida Secretary of State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — On Monday (Jan 28), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Laurel M. Lee as Florida Secretary of State. Lee has extensive judicial and legal experience and was appointed by former Governor Rick Scott to serve as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough […]

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Fla. Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Prioritize Port and Transportation Projects Vital to International Trade

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Today, Governor Rick Scott signed two bills that facilitate economic development opportunities by prioritizing Florida’s investment in vital transportation projects, including improvements to Florida’s 14 deepwater sea ports. Improvements to Florida’s ports ensure they are prepared to benefit from the …

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Fla. Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Keep State-Chartered Financial Institutions from Being Pipelines for Money Supporting Terrorism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Today, Governor Rick Scott joined leaders of Florida’s Jewish community at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County to ceremonially sign Senate Bill 792, Financial Institutions. The legislation gives the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) the authority to require …

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Fla. Gov. Scott Signs Cuba-Syria Bill: Florida Will Not Support Countries that Oppress Freedom

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation today intended to prevent taxpayer dollars from ending up in the hands of companies with business ties to the dictatorships of Cuba or Syria. House Bill 959 lays the groundwork to prevent state and local governments from entering contracts worth $1 million or more […]

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Florida Governor Scott urges employers to make Hiring Florida’s Heroes their business

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Governor Rick Scott today joined business, military, veteran and workforce leaders during the annual Florida National Guard Day at the Capitol to launch a year-long effort aimed at connecting returning National Guardsmen and other veterans with job openings as Florida’s economy continues to improve.

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Washington, DC /Florida Newswire/ -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced it has declared Florida’s inaction and failure to adopt a CSB recommendation to provide federal-level workplace protections for state and municipal public workers an “Unacceptable Response.”  It is the first time that a CSB recommendation issued to a state and its legislature has been closed due to an unacceptable response by the recipient.

CSB Declares Florida’s Failure to Adopt CSB Recommendation on Protecting Public Workers ‘Unacceptable’

Washington, DC /Florida Newswire/ — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced it has declared Florida’s inaction and failure to adopt a CSB recommendation to provide federal-level workplace protections for state and municipal public workers an “Unacceptable Response.” It is the first time that a CSB recommendation issued to a state and its legislature […]

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Governor Crist Applauds Comprehensive Drug Control Strategy: New Plan Aimed at Protecting Florida Children and Strengthening Florida’s Families

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -– Governor Charlie Crist today applauded the 2009 strategy to combat substance abuse and addiction as outlined in Florida’s 2009 Drug Control Strategy report. The strategy establishes guidelines for policy recommendations …

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