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Brian Mast to Army Corps: Use Emergency Measures to Prevent Lake Discharges

July 9, 2018 - 1:45pm

Following Sunday's announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will “conduct a full assessment of system conditions” and Gov. Rick Scott’s announcement he will declare a State of Emergency in Martin County, District 18 U.S. Congressman Brian Mast today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to use emergency authority to stop Lake Okeechobee discharges until they “can definitively prove that the toxic algae pollution problem no longer exists.”

Army Corps of Engineers Planning to Spend $41 Million to Renourish Beaches on the First Coast

July 9, 2018 - 12:15pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is sending almost $41 million to the First Coast to help renourish the beaches of Northeast Florida.

LIBRE Initiative Releases Report Card for Florida Legislators

July 6, 2018 - 11:30am
Jeff Brandes and Bryan Avila

On Friday, the LIBRE Initiative, a group focused on Hispanics and that champions the free market, released its scorecard for Florida legislators. 

Funding to Fast-Track Herbert Hoover Dike Repairs Is a 'Go'

July 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart surveys damage at the Herbert Hoover Dike after Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday it will use supplemental disaster relief funding to expedite repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike.

David Jolly Headed to Shumaker Associates

July 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Former U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., has joined Shumaker Advisors in the Tampa Bay region where he will work on ballot initiatives and community issues including building a new stadium to keep the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team in the Sunshine State. 

BusinessForce Backs Candidates Across Central Florida

July 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
Jennifer Sullivan, Bruce Antone and Scott Plakon

A political committee backed by several leaders of the state’s business community announced several  endorsements in races across Central Florida  at the end of last week. 

Richard Corcoran Backs Fred Costello for Congress

July 2, 2018 - 10:00am
Richard Corcoran and Fred Costello

Making his third bid for Congress, former state Rep. Fred Costello reeled in the support of state House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Lutz, in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is running for governor. 

Scott at the White House Pushing for Full Dike Funding, Expanded Water Monitoring

June 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Gov. Rick Scott met with White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Thursday to continue advocating for full funding for the repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. 

HUD Sending Florida DEO $616 Million for Hurricane Recovery

June 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ben Carson and Rick Scott

Florida will be getting $616 million from the  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Sunshine State recovers from last year’s hurricanes. 

Jose Oliva Backs Ron DeSantis Over Adam Putnam

June 28, 2018 - 9:30am
Jose Oliva and Ron DeSantis

With the first debate between the two Republican gubernatorial candidates looming on Thursday night, incoming state House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Hialeah, threw his support behind U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., over Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. 



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