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DHSMV to Retrain Supervisors on Quota Laws

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:09:02 +0000

A North Florida highway patrol supervisor told troopers last week to step up their ticket writing from 1.3 tickets an hour to 2 tickets an hour. Citation quotas are illegal in Florida. “We will immediately designate that quotas are prohibited by Florida law in our FHP policy,” said Executive Director of the Department of Highway Safety […]

New Florida CFO Attends First Cabinet Meeting

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:04:12 +0000

New Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis attended his first Cabinet meeting Wednesday. The meeting began with a prayer written and read by his so,n Johnny Patronis. At the meeting Patronis introduced his new Chief of Staff, Ryan West. Patronis says his first meeting was, “fantastic.” “I was really impressed with the quality of folks that […]

Governor and Cabinet Vote to Bar State Investments in Venezuela

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:02:42 +0000

Florida’s $150 billion pension plan doesn’t have any investments in the Venezuela and after action by the Governor and Cabinet today it wont in the future. The move was an act of protest by the state against the country’s current President, Nicolas Maduro. “We evaluated a number of opportunities as I said and I thank […]

Governor and Attorney General Silent on President Trump’s Controversial Comments on Charlottesville Tragedy

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:00:19 +0000

Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi reacted to the events that transpired in Charlottesville South Carolina over the weekend, when a group of white nationalists protesting the removal of a confederate monument clashed with counter protesters killing one and injuring 19. Both leaders condemned the racist agenda of the white nationalists. However they […]

FPS Considers Utilities Rate Hikes for Proposed Nuclear Plants

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:57:06 +0000

Florida Power and Light is asking the Florida Public Service Commission for approval to increase their rates to help pay for two proposed nuclear power plants. The request has upset a number of groups that say the FPL is taking advantage of a 2006 law that allows it to recover costs for nuclear construction early. […]

State Agencies Get Crash Course in Cyber Defense

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:54:50 +0000

The Agency for State Technology and the Florida National Guard are teaming up this week to put the cyber security of state agencies to the test. IT staff from multiple state agencies are undergoing training exercises using real life scenarios of cyber threats. While one team tries to break into a system, the other side […]

Closing Arguments Made in Segura Trial

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:52:47 +0000

The question facing jurors Tuesday night in the state capitol was who killed this mother and her three children. The state says Henry Segura killed all four to avoid paying twenty thousand in back child support. But the defense says she was killed by an international drug cartel because she was skimming profits. “He wanted to […]

FSU Research Shows Oxygen Levels in the Ocean Are Declining

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:50:48 +0000

Governor Rick Scott announced major gains in tourism today. A record setting 60.7 million visitors came to the sunshine State in the first six months of this year, but FSU researchers say one of the states biggest draws, our ocean and gulf waters, are facing a challenge. 94-million years ago ocean life took a major […]

From France to Florida’s Capital

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:46:47 +0000

The American Legion Post in the State Capital is home to a special piece of history with significance for both France and the United States. Exactly 73 years ago today American troops with General Patton’s army liberated the town of Brou France from the Germans in WWII. This mile marker was erected to signify the […]

HECC Seeks to Increase Number of Floridians With Post-Secondary Educations

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:44:47 +0000

Two out of three Floridians don’t have a college degree. A state panel is recommending strategies to raise the number of degree or certificate holders to 55 percent over the next 8 years. The Higher Education Coordinating Council says to meet their goal of getting more than half of Floridians a degree in higher education […]