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WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Framework for 2023-2024 Freedom Budget

Space Coast Daily 02 Feb 2023
$100 million for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which supports additional economic growth in Florida by providing local areas with funding for proposed public infrastructure and workforce training projects.

Florida rejected AP African American Studies. Here's what's actually being taught in the course

News Chief 02 Feb 2023
The head of the College Board defended its new Advanced Placement course on African American studies, weeks after Florida said it would ban the class ... The new framework does address many of the concerns Florida raised, and those topics are not included, or they are included only as optional project topics ... Florida Gov.

DEP launches the Hurricane Stormwater and Wastewater Assistance Grant Program for impacted local governments

Lehigh Acres Citizen 02 Feb 2023
Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a new funding opportunity for local governments that operate a stormwater or wastewater management system in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Nassau, Palm Beach, St.

Five takeaways from Gov. DeSantis' $115 billion budget proposal

Leesburg Daily Commercial 02 Feb 2023
Ron DeSantis announced his budget proposal for next year at a Wednesday morning press conference in Florida’s capital city ... Before the press conference began, the chairs in Florida’s cabinet meeting room were filled with state workers and guests ... Last year's budget bill.DeSantis signs Florida budget, vetoes $3.1 billion in programs and projects.

More than $2 billion approved for unprecedented Louisiana coastal restoration project

The Advocate 02 Feb 2023
The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, Louisiana's largest-ever project to rebuild coastal land, was approved on Wednesday to receive $2.26 billion to move forward with construction, with work expected to begin on the unprecedented plans later this year ... Another $3 billion is set aside for similar projects in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

'A lot of winners': Rocky football's 2023 signing class full of 'the right guys'

Billings Gazette 02 Feb 2023
The former Bronc is one of four wideouts confirmed to be at Rocky next fall — Huntley Project's David Wohlfeil, Wyoming's Kelden Boettcher and Florida's Darius Gainer are the others — and part of a position group that the Bears zeroed in on as its most populous in the class.

FYI Miami: February 2, 2023

Miami Today 01 Feb 2023
Ron DeSantis in a $7 billion proposal to speed completion of 20 Florida highway projects ... Miami-Dade commissioners late last year OK’d a maintenance agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation as it constructs the Golden Glades improvements ... Current projections show a net year-end surplus of $39.1 million.

Florida Power & Light Company Prepares to Turn Water into Clean Energy at First-of-its-Kind Plant

Space Coast Daily 01 Feb 2023
Florida Power & Light Company recently broke ground on a first-of-its-kind pilot program that will use sunlight and water to create carbon-free energy ... BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA— Florida Power & Light Company recently broke ground on a first-of-its-kind pilot program that will use sunlight and water to create carbon-free energy.

First military housing in 30 years due at SouthCom

Miami Today 01 Feb 2023
A military housing complex project in Doral’s U.S ... This project will be the first military housing compound constructed in South Florida after the closure of the military housing at Homestead Air Force Base caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 ... The design of the housing complex has been completed, and the project is in pre-construction.

Citrus County Hospital Board readies for potential Baker Act Funding dispute

Citrus County Chronicle 01 Feb 2023
... for part of the project ... Grant said that the hospital board has money to give to the project, and cited the hospital board’s recent gift of $6.7 million to the College of Central Florida Citrus County campus, allowing the school to get matching funds from the Florida Legislature.

Who benefits from renewable energy subsidies? In Texas, it's often fossil fuel companies that are ...

Hastings Tribune 01 Feb 2023
These projects benefit from a lucrative state tax incentive program called Chapter 313 ... 31, 2022, and the rush of applications for wind and solar energy projects to secure incentives before the deadline is providing a rare window into a notoriously opaque industry ... That led to the rush of applications, including for wind and solar projects.

Pass rates continue to fall at Florida nursing schools, data shows

Tampa Bay Times 01 Feb 2023
Fewer than two-thirds of Florida nursing students passed the national licensing exam in 2022, according to a new report from the Florida Center for Nursing ... Nursing staffs at Florida hospitals have been plagued by high turnover and a large number of vacancies, with projections that the state will be short nearly 60,000 nurses by 2035.

2023 NFL Mock Draft: Saints make first pick post-Sean Payton trade; Panthers orchestrate three-team deal

CBS Sports 01 Feb 2023
An alternative trade scenario is also explored, in addition to the impact of Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson sliding down the board ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team ... Projected Team.

Tri-Rail Downtown was due last fall, now targeted for this fall

Miami Today 01 Feb 2023
David Dech, executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), made the projection last week during a presentation to the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) board. The long-awaited $70 million tax-funded project, which was to be completed in 2017, faced multiple hurdles.

Blackstone is stepping up evictions of hundreds of tenants across the US as a top ...

Business Insider 01 Feb 2023
The investment firm Blackstone has filed hundreds of eviction cases against its tenants in Georgia and Florida, the Financial Times reported on Monday. Data compiled by the Private Equity Stakeholder Project, a nonprofit ... In Florida, Blackstone has filed 382 evictions since July.

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