The evidence is undeniable: Some 97 percent of the water coming into Lake Okeechobee from the north -- particularly from the Kissimmee area -- show the lake's contaminated water originates on the highly developed northwest side of the Everglades' headwaters. And this has been devastating to so much of Florida life, particularly to our too-lightly regarded coral reefs.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week it will be send $7.5 million in Reentry Project grants to the Sunshine State.
The grants will go to programs helping former criminals who have been imprisoned and are now reentering society and the workforce, including grants for former prisoners between the ages of 18-24 who have not graduated from high school.
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., cheered the European Union (EU) for sanctioning the Maduro regime and Venezuelan security forces.
With the EU announcing plans for the sanctions, Scott weighed in on Tuesday.
The U.S. House Monday passed Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan’s "Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act" (RAWR Act), which allows the State Department to offer rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of wildlife traffickers around the globe.
“Wildlife trafficking is a nefarious and persistent threat to endangered animals across the world,” Buchanan said in an afternoon press statement. “The RAWR Act provides another tool to crack down on the billions of dollars generated by this illegal activity. It is now up to the Senate to approve this important measure.”
HB 521, amending the mitigation options for wetlands impacted by development projects, has just been signed into law. It means local governments will now be allowed to authorize mitigation of conservation lands they have purchased and own -- if state and federal mitigation credits are not available and financial assurances are provided by the developer for the perpetual maintenance of the land.
Democratic presidential hopefuls swooning over open borders might want to reconsider in light of the latest Harvard/Harris poll.
Sandra Mortham, national chair for the organization Maggie's List, says Independence Day is the perfect time to name a patriot and public servant to a post she will use to elect more conservative women to office.
Mortham announced Wednesday the appointment of Jennifer Carroll as the new national spokeswoman for Maggie's List. Carroll served with Gov. Rick Scott as the 18th lieutenant governor of Florida from Jan. 4, 2011 to March 12, 2013.
On Monday L3Harris Technologies was born, the product of one of the largest mergers in aerospace and defense industry history. What the union has done is bring together the Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies, creating Florida’s largest A&D company and the eighth largest company based in the state.
The president had said earlier in the day he wouldn’t be live-tweeting the Democratic presidential debate in Miami because he would be on Air Force One en route to Japan and off “to save the world.”
But roughly half an hour into the Wednesday night debate, Donald Trump fired off two tweets -- one with the word "BORING!" and the other castigating NBC for its technical glitch, an opportunity to call the network "fake news."
With the signing of the 2020 budget Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis' announcement about Florida’s continued strengthening economy might have been overlooked.
The governor said businesses are still expanding to Florida, just as they have for the last eight years, creating a strong private-sector job growth rate. The governor puts this success the good news down to low taxes, reasonable regulations and a top-rated university system.
He said economic indicators for the month of May include these: