The president of a Panhandle construction company was arrested for falsifying payroll information to avoid workers’ compensation premiums, following an investigation by the state Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of Randall Morton Seltzer, 43, president of Navarre Industries Inc.
The Senate released an amended map Saturday that leadership believes will meet the constitutional defects found earlier this month by the state Supreme Court.
“The districts were redrawn, along with any affected districts, in accordance with constitutional standards as defined by the Supreme Court,” stated Senate President-designate Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, the chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, in a release.
Three bills that would keep donations to publicly owned performing arts centers and the Florida Historic Capitol anonymous and exempt some biotech research meeting information from the state’s Sunshine Law have reached the governor’s desk.Senate Bill 1856
exempts discussions and recommendations of applications for biomedical research grants submitted through the James and Esther King Biomedical Research and the William G. “Bill” Bankhead Jr. and David Coley Cancer Research programs.
Legislators have formally sent the Eric Brody bill, SB 4
, a priority of Senate President Mike Haridopolos
, R-Merritt Island, to the governor.
Gov. Rick Scott has 15 days, until March 30, to sign the bill that would provide $10.75 million to Brody.
State Rep. Robert Schenck, R-Spring Hill, chairman of the House Health and Human Services Committee, praised the efforts of the state’s year-old Florida Drug Enforcement strike teams in reducing the spread and illegal sale of prescription drugs across Florida.
Democrats in Lake County have raised the fury of some Army veterans for hoisting a flag resembling Old Glory with President Obama’s face replacing the 50 stars on the field of blue.
State leaders on Wednesday hailed the work of Florida’s Drug Enforcement Strike Force teams for putting a dent in the prescription-drug abuse that had exploded through the distribution of pain drugs from clinics dubbed "pill mills."
But in a media conference in the state Cabinet meeting room, Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey said more work is still needed.
Gov. Rick Scott has ordered state and national flags at the Capitol, county courthouse of Okaloosa County and at the City Hall of Niceville to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday for U.S. Army Sergeant Joshua A. Born.
Born, 25, of Niceville, was one of two soldiers killed Feb. 23 in Afghanistan during protests outside a U.S. base in the Khogyani District in Nangarhar Province over the American military’s burning of Qurans.
The self-dubbed “extraordinary” 15-day special session on redistricting
got underway Wednesday with approximately 10-minute “full” floor sessions in both the House and Senate Wednesday,.
Don’t call the Florida Supreme Court if you have a question about redistricting.
The court posted a document Tuesday on its website advising anyone with a question about last Friday’s ruling on House and Senate redistricting maps to write the court in Tallahassee
“The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids the justices of the Florida Supreme Court to discuss pending cases with the public,” the document states. “Please do not call the court to speak with a justice about the redistricting case.”