Fifth Third Bank convened the inaugural meeting of its newly-formed Florida Community Advisory Forum on May 17th. The convening of the Community Advisory Forums, or CAFs, fulfills a key promise made in Fifth Third’s $30 billion community commitment.
Governor Rick Scott is pushing a budget that calls for the Florida Department of Transportation to receive $10.8 billion to make strategic transportation investments statewide and keep Florida’s world-class transportation and infrastructure system as the nation’s best. The funds are part of the recommended FY 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” budget. “As the third largest […]
January is “Move Over” month in Florida. AAA – The Auto Club Group reminds motorists to Slow Down, Move Over. The law requires passing motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road. “This law is in […]
On January 5, 2017, a federal jury found Julian Villa-Gomez Lemus (31) of Visalia, California, guilty of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances on the internet. In the past week, his co-defendants Fadhle Muqbel Saeed (31) and Alfonso Bojorquez-Vazquez (30), both of Porterville, California pleaded guilty to related charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances on […]
Florida will save both time and money on federally funded highway projects under an environmental review agreement approved today by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). There will be savings of approximately $22 million per year. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed in Orlando by FDOT Secretary Jim Boxold and […]
An Atlas V rocket carrying the EchoStar XIX satellite lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 this afternoon. EchoStar XIX will dramatically increase capacity for HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service to homes and businesses in North America. The rocket, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 431, was provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services. This […]
Florida ranks 14th nationwide in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. Florida is spending $67.8 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 34.9 percent of the $194.2 million recommended by the Centers […]
New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the Miami neighborhood where several Zika infections were recently confirmed, have found persistent mosquito populations and additional Zika infections in the same area. This information suggests that there is a risk of […]