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Volunteer Florida Announces $24.3 Million in Funding for Florida

August 27, 2018 - 11:15am

On Monday , Volunteer Florida CEO David Mica, Jr., announced that Volunteer Florida received $24.3 million in funding to administer 38 AmeriCorps programs throughout Florida in 2018-2019. The funding includes $12,396,359 in federal grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service and $11,932,832 in local match.  

Red Tide and Blue-Green Algae: Rubio Views the Twin Terrors in Captiva

August 25, 2018 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio in Captiva

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who spent much of Friday in Captiva surveying area damage from blue-green algae and red tide, afterward moderated a roundtable discussion with local officials to discuss water quality issues and the local economic impacts of the devastating algal outbreaks.

Gov. Scott Sets the Record Straight with Elections Supervisors but Urges Alertness

August 23, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

In an effort to make certain all appropriate officials are clear, Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter to Florida’s locally-elected supervisors of elections on Wednesday highlighting the state’s partnership with them. 

Scott Announces Another $3 Million for Counties Impacted by Red Tide

August 23, 2018 - 6:00am
Red tide snook casualty on Bradenton Beach

Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will provide an additional $3 million in grant funding to assist local communities impacted by red tide. 

Rick Scott Holds the Lead Over Bill Nelson in New FAU Poll

August 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Gov. Rick Scott continues to build his lead over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate contests in the nation. 

Ron DeSantis, Adam Putnam Running Close, Gwen Graham has Commanding Lead in New Poll

August 21, 2018 - 4:45pm
Ron DeSantis, Gwen Graham and Adam Putnam

A new poll from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) shows a close contest for the Republican gubernatorial nomination while U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., has a commanding lead in the Democratic primary.  

Congressional Republicans Back Denise Grimsley for Agriculture Commissioner

August 21, 2018 - 11:15am
Tom Rooney, Denise Grimsley and Ted Yoho

With a week to go until the primary, state Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Lake Placid, running for the Republican nomination to be Florida’s next agriculture commissioner, reeled in the support of three congressmen and two former congressmen.

Rick Scott Ahead of Bill Nelson in New Poll

August 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Gov. Rick Scott leads U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in what is expected to be one of the most important contests in the nation come November. 

Adam Putnam, Gwen Graham Up in New Poll of Florida Gubernatorial Primaries

August 20, 2018 - 4:45pm
Adam Putnam and Gwen Graham

With a week to go until the Florida gubernatorial primaries, a new poll shows close races on both sides. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes an Endorsement in South Florida

August 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Leftist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist activist who upset U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, D-NY, in the primaries, is backing a candidate in South Florida. 

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