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Friday 05/17/2019
Have you heard, ULTRA may be coming to Homestead

Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music event that takes place during March in Miami. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra.

Posted: May 17, 2019
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Thursday 05/16/2019
White House Requests More Everglades Funding

Additional federal funding could be coming for Everglades restoration. The White House has revised a budget request to Congress and is seeking to provide $200 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Everglades work, a boost of $137 million from an earlier proposal.

Posted: May 16, 2019
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Tribe says No Dice to Paying State

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed legislation that expands the controversial school “guardian” program to allow armed classroom

Posted: May 16, 2019
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State seeks to bolster human-trafficing fight

With their eyes on the Super Bowl and WrestleMania, both of which the state will host in 2020, officials are looking for new ways to ensure victims are not trafficked for sex or labor.

Posted: May 16, 2019
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Rubio, Gaetz welcome Air Force decision to assign second F-35 Fighter Squadron to Florida’s Eglin Air Force Base

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz

Posted: May 16, 2019
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Russians Hacked Two Florida Counties in 2016

Two Florida counties were hacked by Russians prior to the 2016 elections, but there was no “manipulation” of voting results, Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters Tuesday morning.

Posted: May 16, 2019
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Monday 05/13/2019
New Budget Full of Spending Nuggets

A record $91.1 billion spending plan for next fiscal year will soon be formally transmitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis, starting a 15-day clock for him to wield his line-item veto pen and decide what stays and what goes.

Updated: May 14, 2019 - 11:03 am
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Friday 05/03/2019
Gambling Deal Off the Table

With just days left in the legislative session, House Speaker Jose Oliva on Monday put to rest the possibility of passing a gambling deal.

Posted: May 03, 2019
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Budget Chiefs Finalize State Spending Plan

House and Senate budget chiefs agreed Tuesday to a roughly $90 billion budget deal, but lawmakers will not end the 2019 legislative session on time.

Posted: May 03, 2019
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House, Senate Grapple with ‘Sanctuary City’ Differences

House and Senate Republicans support passing a ban on so-called sanctuary city policies, but differences between the chambers are stalling final passage of one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities.

Posted: May 03, 2019
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Thursday 04/25/2019
Eight more firms get pot licenses

Florida is adding eight more medical marijuana operators to the 14

Posted: April 25, 2019
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Friday 04/19/2019
Snappy returns to the sea

Snappy, a juvenile green sea turtle, was released off the Marquesas yesterday after spending a few weeks at the Turtle Hospital for medical reasons.

Posted: April 19, 2019
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Thursday 04/18/2019
State Officials push for Space Force Base in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials aren’t aborting pursuit of the operational command of President Donald Trump’s Space Force, despite a report Florida isn’t on the U.S. Air Force’s short list of potential bases.

Posted: April 18, 2019
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Senate Tees Up School Safety Bill, ‘Guardian Debate’

Nearly 14 months after the Parkland school shooting and as the Columbine shootings approach their 20th anniversary, state senators have moved toward passing a wide-ranging school safety bill that would include allowing classroom teachers to serve as armed school “guardians.”

Posted: April 18, 2019
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DeSantis Announces $1.75 Million in Grants to Support Apprenticeship Expansion

Career Source Florida

Posted: April 18, 2019
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4-H Youth Promote Health through Food Literacy and Active Living

United Healthcare brought its 4-H Food Smart Families program to the Florida Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee Thursday, April 5.

Posted: April 18, 2019
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Saturday 04/06/2019
National Leader visits UF, Praises UF/IFAS Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

In an indication of the University of Florida's rise toward preeminence, a top federal research official said this week that the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has earned a reputation as one of the nation's best academic agriculture and natural resources programs.

Posted: April 06, 2019
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Friday 04/05/2019
Bipartisan Florida Delegation Stands Behind Fully Funding Everglades Restoration

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led two letters to the House Appropriations Committee, urging House appropriators to fully fund Everglades restoration and water quality infrastructure projects. Joining Hastings in sending the letters were Representatives Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D), Francis Rooney (R), Brian Mast (R), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-), Bill Posey (R), Al Lawson (D), Darren Soto (D), Ted Deutch (D), Val Demings (D), Kathy Castor (D), Donna Shalala (D), Stephanie Murphy (D), Lois Frankel (D), Michael Waltz (R), Charlie Crist (D), W. Gregory Steube (R), Ted S. Yoho (R), Vern Buchanan (R), and Matt Gaetz (R).

Updated: April 10, 2019 - 5:51 pm
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Thursday 03/28/2019
Four Scholarship Winners Crowned

The Miss South Florida Scholarship Pageant, has produced local

Posted: March 28, 2019
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Trump to tout Lake Okeechobee, Everglades Work

President Donald Trump will be in Florida Friday to promote work on the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee and a reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

Posted: March 28, 2019
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