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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 98 items )  

27 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Legal 500 U.S. Guide
MIAMI, Florida, June 17 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 27 of its Florida attorneys have been recognized in the The Legal 500 United States 2019 Guide (Guide). In addition, for the third consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig was recognized as a "Top Tier" firm in "Real Estate;" the practice was also previously recognized in 2013 and 2014. Firmwide, the Guide recognized more than 140 Greenberg Traurig atto  more

Accomplished Scholar Anette M. Karlsson Named Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Ariz., Campus
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, June 20 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Dr. Anette M. Karlsson, a mechanical and aerospace engineer and a highly accomplished academic leader, has been named Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's campus in Prescott, Arizona. Dr. Karlsson, who has served as a professor and dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University since 2012, will assume her new role with Embry-Riddle on Aug. 1. In maki  more

Ahead of Trump's Relaunch, Florida Democratic Party Highlights How Trump Abandoned Workers
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 17 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: * * * - Ahead of Trump's campaign relaunch, the Florida Democratic Party is previewing his track record of broken promises. Today's focus is on how Trump abandoned workers. * * * On June 18, Donald Trump shall descend on Orlando, Florida to hold a campaign kick-off rally. As Trump's visit nears, the Florida Democratic Party reminds members of the media of Trump's continued assault on workers for the enri  more

Carnival: Keel-Laying Ceremony Held for Mardi Gras Set to Debut in Europe in August 2020
MIAMI, Florida, June 18 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: In keeping with maritime tradition, a keel-laying ceremony was held today at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras, which is scheduled to enter service in August 2020. The ceremony, which dates back hundreds of years, was highlighted by the placement of coins placed on top of a 750-ton keel block called 3C signifying good luck for the ship and the offici  more

Check Out Palm Beach County's New Opportunity Zone Website
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 18 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Recent updates to the Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability's (DHES) home page on the Palm Beach County main website highlight the federal Opportunity Zone Program and U.S. Treasury-designated opportunity zones located in Palm Beach County. The Opportunity Zone Program is an economic development tool designed to spur economic development and job creation in economically distressed communities.  more

Citrix Systems: The Employee Experience is Broken, But Information Technology Can Fix It
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, June 17 -- Citrix Systems, a server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and software provider, issued the following news: * * * - New research identifies simplified access to technology as missing piece of puzzle; companies that put it in place can drive greater engagement, productivity and business results * * * It used to be that competitive salaries, benefits and career development initiatives were enough to find and keep talent. Today, these thin  more

City to Transform Downtown Miami With Multi-Use 'Underdeck' Space
MIAMI, Florida, June 18 -- The city of Miami issued the following news release: The City of Miami is preparing to reconnect - and reactivate - a long-divided section of downtown Miami through the creation of the 33-acre 'Underdeck', a vibrant, multi-use public space beneath the forthcoming I-395 signature bridge project. Last week, officials from the City's Office of Capital Improvements (OCI) joined their counterparts from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to kick off the visioni  more

Coca-Cola Presents Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, June 20 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Free Entertainment, Fireworks & Special Performance by ReMix Band- * * * Miami Beach, FL: Celebrate the red, white and blue this Independence Day at South Florida's premier outdoor festival. Enjoy day-long entertainment and activities for the entire family at Miami Beach's North Beach Bandshell Park on Collins Avenue and 73 Street. Presented by Coca-Cola and amplified by 93.9 MIA, the outdoor  more

Consolidated Communications Enhances and Upgrades Its Florida Network and Infrastructure
PORT ST. JOE, Florida, June 17 -- Consolidated Communications, a broadband and business communications provider, issued the following news release: * * * - New Equipment and Services Offer Customers Increased Broadband Speeds and Greater Reliability * * * Consolidated Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced it  more

Crowley Petroleum Services Honored With Elite Vessel Award for Safety
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 19 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Marathon Petroleum Company LP (MPC) recently presented its Elite Vessel Award for the sixth consecutive year to Crowley Petroleum Services. The award recognizes the company's mariners and vessels who serve Marathon for outstanding performance and environmental protection. The award, presented at a reception in Jacksonville, Fla., honors vessel op  more

Cubic Announces the Sale of Commercial Properties in San Diego and Orlando
SAN DIEGO, California, June 19 -- Cubic issued the following news release: * * * - Cubic Rationalizes Real Estate to Streamline Operations and Implement Facility Improvements * * * Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced it has further rationalized its real estate footprint with the sale of its Kearny Mesa campus in San Diego, California and its Orlando, Florida facility for a combined total of $46 million. "We are pleased to further optimize Cubic's real estate footprint as part of ou  more

Eastern Florida State College Foundation Receives $3,000 Grant for Mechatronics Lab
COCOA, Florida, June 11 -- Eastern Florida State College issued the following news release: The Eastern Florida State College Foundation has received a $3,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Brevard for the new Mechatronics Lab on the Cocoa Campus. The grant came from the John K. and Julia R. Roach Fund to provide direct educational support for the lab that is scheduled to open in January 2020. Mechatronics is a field that marries mechanical, electrical and computing systems to suppor  more

EBSCO Information Services Announces 2019 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, June 21 -- EBSCO Industries, a provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries, issued the following news release: * * * - Grants Provide Three $100,000 Grants for Libraries to Install Solar Arrays * * * EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced its three 2019 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. Hedgesville Public Library in Hedgesville, West Virginia; New Port Richey Public Library in New Port Richey, Florida  more

Five McDonald Hopkins Attorneys Recognized by Florida Super Lawyers
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 18 -- McDonald Hopkins, a law firm, issued the following news release: Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez, John T. Metzger, Alan M. Burger, and Peter M. Bernhardt of McDonald Hopkins have been rated among the top attorneys in Florida while Christine Dimitriou was selected as a Rising Star in the Florida 2019 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. The publication selects the top 5 percent of the lawyers in the state after an evaluation process considering nominees on 12 indi  more

Flagler College: Professor Presents on Florida's Coastal Risk and Sea Level Rise
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, June 21 -- Flagler College issued the following news: On June 14, Dr. Leslee Keys, assistant professor and director of historic preservation and special initiatives, presented at the 2019 Post-Legislative Conference with the Property Appraisers' Association of Florida (PAAF). "Property Appraisers are tasked with performing damage assessment immediately after natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods," said St. Johns County Property Appraiser Eddie Creamer. "Dr. Ke  more

Florida A&M University Secures $13.7M in Performance-Based Funding From Board of Governors
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 18 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University (FAMU) will receive $13.7 million in new funding for the 2019-2020 fiscal year as part of the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) Performance-Based Funding allocation. During this week's Board meeting in Tampa, Fla., FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and other State University System presidents presented their annual Accountability   more

Florida A.G. Moody Recognizes Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 20 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented a Back the Blue Award to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay for facilitating a program that builds trust and great relationships between law enforcement and local communities. The agency founded the Bigs in Blue mentoring program that focuses on pairing law enforcement personnel as one-on-one mentors to children in the communities they serve.  more

Florida A.G. Moody's Office Accepting Nominees for the 2019 Human Trafficking Summit Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 18 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced that the nomination period for the 2019 Human Trafficking Summit Awards is now open. The host committee is accepting nominees for Floridians who took extraordinary measures to combat human trafficking or help trafficking survivors heal. The awards will be announced at the Human Trafficking Summit this fall. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, "  more

Florida Atlantic University Receives NIH Grant to Develop Rapid, Reliable, Low-Cost HIV Test
BOCA RATON, Florida, June 20 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: As of 2017, about 36.9 million people around the world were living with HIV-- 1 in 4 were unaware of their HIV status. In developed countries, HIV-1 viral load is regularly used to closely monitor and assess a patient's response to antiretroviral therapy to ensure drug adherence and to gauge how the disease is progressing. An  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on June 21
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: Planning for our 2019 Human Trafficking Summit is underway, and we are accepting nominations now for this year's Summit awards. Florida is fortunate to have so many people dedicated to the fight to end human trafficking and help trafficking survivors heal. I look forward to recognizing some of these outstanding Floridians when we host the Summit this fall. If you know someone who is com  more

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis Praises Gov. DeSantis and Legislature for Building a Better, Stronger Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following news release: Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis today praised Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for their support of his 2019 legislative budget priorities. Governor DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 2500, the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019-20. CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, "I believe in being a good  more

Florida Citrus Commission Approves Preliminary 2019-20 Budget
BARTOW, Florida, June 19 -- The Florida Department of Citrus issued the following news: The Florida Citrus Commission approved a preliminary 2019-20 budget for the Florida Department of Citrus based on an estimate of 71.40 million boxes of oranges and 4.51 million boxes of grapefruit. Presented Wednesday, the Department's total preliminary budget is $14.82 million with an overall budget decrease of about $4 million over the previous year largely due to a reduction in General Revenue funds. Th  more

Florida Democratic Party: New Poll - Trump is Toxic in Orlando
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 17 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: As Donald Trump prepares to re-launch his campaign this week in Orlando, today the Florida Democratic Party is releasing the results of a new survey of Orlando area voters demonstrating his toxic standing. From Juan Penalosa, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director: "After spending his entire Presidency threatening healthcare coverage for pre-existing conditions and looking out for his rich and powerfu  more

Florida Democratic Party: Sen. Cruz Slams Trump-DeVos Education Agenda That Harms Florida Students
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 16 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: * * * - Ahead of Trump's campaign relaunch, the Florida Democratic Party is previewing his track record of broken promises. Today's focus is on how Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos' hostility toward public education puts Florida students at a disadvantage. * * * On June 18, Donald Trump will descend on Central Florida to try and sell his disastrous and harmful education agenda -- but Florida students and par  more

Florida Democratic Party: Trump Betrays Floridians, Opens State's Coastal Waters for Drilling
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 15 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: * * * - Ahead of Trump's campaign relaunch, the Florida Democratic Party is previewing his track record of broken promises. Today's focus is on how Trump broke his word about protecting Florida's shores from drilling. * * * On June 18, Donald Trump heads to the Sunshine State to salvage a disastrous record -- but Florida voters will hold him accountable for his record on the environment. He's prioritized  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Fried Hosts First Hemp Rulemaking Workshop in South Florida
PEMBROKE PINES, Florida, June 20 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services officials to host the first public hemp rulemaking workshop at Broward College in Pembroke Pines. "The upcoming state hemp program marks a new industrial revolution -- after eighty years of stalled progress, we can finally put hemp to work for farmers, entrep  more

Florida Department of Agriculture Issues Remarks Before House Small Business Committee
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 19 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following remarks before a House Small Business Committee hearing on the cannabis industry: "Chairwoman Velazquez, Ranking Member Chabot, and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to address the extraordinary impact upon which the emerging cannabis industry can have on American small businesses. "For more than 70 years, American entrepreneurs, farmers, and businesses have b  more

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Signing of Budget
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following statement by Executive Director Ken Lawson in response to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' signing of the 2019-2020 budget: "Since taking office, Governor DeSantis has remained committed to providing smart, strategic investments for Florida. "The Bold Vision for a Brighter Future budget allows our team the opportunity to help strengthen Florida's communities with increased funding for rural communiti  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection South District Presents Environmental Stewardship Award to the Southwest Florida Foundation
FORT MYERS, Florida, June 18 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: * * * - Award presented in recognition of commitment to environmental protection * * * The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's South District recognized the Southwest Florida Community Foundation (SFCF) for their outstanding achievement in transforming the historical Atlantic Coast Railway station site into an environmentally sustainable building, which is once a  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Opening Ceremony Highlights New Living Shoreline Along Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota
SARASOTA, Florida, June 19 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: * * * - Project will protect water quality and increase shoreline resiliency along Sarasota Bay * * * Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein joined local officials for an opening ceremony at the Boulevard of the Arts living shoreline restoration project in Sarasota. "This is an exciting time for the state of Florida in addressing coastal resil  more

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: The Florida Highway Patrol Announces New Major of Troop B
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued the following news release: * * * - Captain William Tierney, District Commander of FHP Troop B, Gainesville promoted to Major * * * Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, has appointed Captain William "Barry" Tierney as the new Major of Troop B, Gainesville District, effective today, June 21, 2019. Major Tierney is a 31-year law enforcement veteran who has most recently  more

Florida Division of Emergency Management Tours Monroe County Emergency Operations Center
MONROE, Florida, June 20 -- The Monroe County issued the following news release: Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz and Deputy Director Kevin Guthrie made their first visit to the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) today while visiting the Florida Keys. The State of Florida has been working with Monroe County to fund a new hurricane-rated EOC in Marathon. Currently, the Board of County Commissioners' commission chambers in Marathon are transformed to an operatio  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and DEO Announce $140 Million for New Affordable Housing Construction in Hurricane Irma Impacted Communities
MARATHON, Florida, June 20 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced an agreement with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), providing $140 million for the construction of new affordable workforce housing to help address housing shortages worsened by Hurricane Irma. This funding is awarded by DEO's Rebuild Florida program and will be administered by Flor  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and DEO Announce $140 Million for New Affordable Housing Construction in Hurricane Irma Impacted Communities
MARATHON, Florida, June 20 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced an agreement with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), providing $140 million for the construction of new affordable workforce housing to help address housing shortages worsened by Hurricane Irma. This funding is awarded by DEO's Rebuild Florida program and will be administere  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces $21.1 Million Reimbursement Award to Monroe County for Hurricane Irma Recovery
MARATHON, Florida, June 20 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Monroe County is receiving $21.1 million for Hurricane Irma recovery. This funding is awarded by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to reimburse the county for debris removal, emergency protective measures and damage to other facilities following Hurricane Irma's landfall in Florida. The approval of this funding was accelerated by FDEM throu  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Florida's Private-Sector Job Growth Rate Remains Strong and Exceeds National Job Growth Rate
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida's economy continues to remain strong and businesses are expanding to Florida, creating a strong private-sector job growth rate. With low taxes, reasonable regulations and a top-rated university system, Florida continues to be the ideal location for new and growing businesses. Positive economic indicators for the month of May include: * Florida's  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Fort Lauderdale Area Created Nearly 12,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 11,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The Fort Lauderdale area's unemployment rate was 3.0 percent in May, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Fort Lauderdale area were professional and business services with 6,000 new jobs and education and hea  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Miami Area Created Nearly 28,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 27,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Miami area's unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Miami area was education and health services with 9,600 new jo  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Orlando Area Continues to Lead in Job Growth for 50 Consecutive Months
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that May 2019 marked 50 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 38,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 2.8 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Orlando area were professional a  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added Nearly 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 2,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in May, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area was education and health services with 1,100 new jobs. In May, Pensacola area had 6,697 job openings and of those, 1,  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Plan to Evaluate Security of Elections Systems in Florida and a Total of $5.1 Million for Election Cybersecurity
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 17 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of State (DOS) and Florida's 67 County Supervisors of Elections will engage in a cooperative cybersecurity initiative ahead of the 2020 election. Governor DeSantis is also supporting the redistribution of $2.3 million in unexpended funds to Supervisors of Elections to support their continued efforts to enhance election security. Thi  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created More Than 15,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 5,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in May, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 10,000 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.0 percent in May, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with th  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Created More Than 27,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 27,500 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area's unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Tampa area were professional and business services with   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces the Jacksonville Area Created More Than 12,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Jacksonville area added 12,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.0 percent in May, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Jacksonville area was leisure and hospitality with 5,600 new jobs. In May, Jacksonville was among the top five metro areas in t  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds Nearly 14,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 13,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in May, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area was leisure and hospitality with 4,400 new jobs. In May, the West Palm Beach area had 25,521 job openin  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Highlights Computer Science and STEM Achievements in Pinellas County
LARGO, Florida, June 17 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Ridgecrest Elementary School in Pinellas County to highlight computer science education and the significant achievements of local students in STEM fields. The school currently hosts a summer camp that is part of the Pinellas County School District's STEM Academies program. The Governor was joined by Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran, Senate President  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs 11 Bills
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: * CS/HB 7 - Direct Health Care Agreements * CS/HB 207 - Impact Fees * CS/HB 213 - Immunization Registry * CS/CS/CS/HB 301 - Insurance * CS/CS/HB 453 - Micromobility Devices * CS/HB 521 - Wetland Mitigation * HB 549 - Continuing Education for Dentists * CS/HB 831 - Electronic Prescribing * CS/HB 7057 - Corrections * CS/SB 190 - Highe  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs SB 1552 to Mitigate Harmful Effects of Red Tide
SARASOTA, Florida, June 20 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1552: Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative. The bill establishes the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative as a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory to develop technologies and approaches to control   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs the Bold Vision for a Brighter Future Budget
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Bold Vision for a Brighter Future state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020. The budget totaled $90.98 billion and provides nearly $400 million in tax relief. "When I took office, I wanted to ensure that we would present a bold budget to Floridians that is both aspirational and attainable," said Governor DeSantis. "I am pleased that we have accomplished this go  more

Florida International University: Scientists Entering Next Phase of Promising Research for Treatment of Prostate Cancer
MIAMI, Florida, June 18 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: By Chrystian Tejedor Scientists are advancing on the battle against prostate cancer. A team of researchers from FIU's Biomolecular Sciences Institute will soon expand tests of their novel approach to killing castration-resistant prostate cancer by cutting off its ability to repair damage to its own DNA. To date, there is no known cure for castration-  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for June 17-21
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 17 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders: WATER INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190118-WU DATE FILED: 06/18/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0236-PCO-WU Order PSC-2019-0236-PCO-WU acknowledging intervention by OPC; parties shall furnish copies of all testimony, exhs, pleadings, and other documents filed in this docket to OPC/Kelly and Christensen. DOCKET TITLE: Application for increase in water rates in Gulf County b  more

Florida Public Service Commission: Leesburg Senior Center Named PSC Helping Hand
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 20 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Leesburg Senior Center celebrates the contributions and encourages the engagement of its seniors in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. As a participant in the Center's recent Older Americans Month event, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing the Leesburg Senior Center as a 2019 PSC Helping Hand. Each quarter, the PSC highlights a partner  more

Florida Secretary Lee Announces the Designation of Four Florida Resources on the National Register of Historic Places
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that the Cocoa Post Office in Cocoa, the Eastwood Terrace Hotel in Deland (currently the Deland Hotel), the Mound House in Fort Myers Beach and Spook Hill in Lake Wales have been listed on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. "I am pleased that these four diverse Florida resources have been added to the Nation  more

Florida State University Institute Launches New Fellowship Program for Master's-Level Social Workers
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 20 -- Florida State University issued the following news: Florida State University's Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), housed within FSU's College of Social Work, recently launched a Post-Master's Fellowship designed to prepare social work professionals to work and conduct research with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. A first of its kind, the Post-Master's Fellowship is the only fellowship in the nation that provides master'  more

Greenberg Traurig Names New Leaders for 100-Attorney Strong Latin America Practice
MIAMI, Florida, June 17 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Office Practice Founded More Than 40 Years Ago * * * Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has named Jose Raz Guzman, Mexico City office managing shareholder, and Marc M. Rossell, a Capital Markets shareholder in the firm's New York office, to co-chair the firm's nearly 100-attorney strong, multi-disciplinary, multi-office Latin America Practice. "Our Latin America  more

Greenberg Traurig's Tampa Office Expands Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
MIAMI, Florida, June 21 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig has expanded its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in the firm's Tampa office with the addition of Shareholder Scott W. Doyle and senior Associate Vishesh Narayen. "I am excited to join Greenberg Traurig's Tampa office and look forward to continuing to work with the firm's robust network of attorneys to help grow the IP & Technology practice both in Florida a  more

Greenberg Traurig: Chelsea Koff and Andrew Sharpe Receive Up & Comers Awards From South Florida Business & Wealth
MIAMI, Florida, June 19 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Chelsea Koff and Andrew C. Sharpe, associates at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., have been recognized as 2019 Up & Comers in the Law category by South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) magazine. Recipients of the award were celebrated at an event on June 12 at Gulfstream Park. The Up & Comer Awards recognize professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown   more

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos: Lesser-Known Brazil Destinations Perfect for Summer
ORLANDO, Florida, June 20 -- Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos issued the following news release: Brazil boasts some seriously iconic destinations, like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. But a country this massive has a lot more to offer than just its greatest hits. If you want to experience the real culture of a country, it's often better to go beyond the popular hotspots. So why not start where Brazilians themselves go on vacation? Read on to find out more about our favorite lesser-known destinations in  more

Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies Set Closing Date for Merger
MELBOURNE, Florida, June 21 -- Harris, a provider of tactical communications, air traffic management, environmental solutions, avionics, electronic warfare and geospatial systems, issued the following news release: Upon closing, Harris will be renamed L3Harris Technologies, Inc., and shares of L3Harris common stock will trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol "LHX". L3 shares will cease trading upon market close on June 28 and convert into 1.3 L3Harris shares for each L3 share. "Receiving these   more

Hillsborough County: $205,000 + 49 Students = Bright Futures
TAMPA, Florida, June 17 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Community Action Board Scholarship program breaks down financial barriers for students to reach educational goals * * * Year after year, Hillsborough County's Community Action Board Scholarship program has helped pay the way for hundreds of students working to further their educations, including awarding $205,000 in scholarships this year. Hillsborough County Social Services partners yearly with the Community   more

Hillsborough County: Water Quality Reports Hit the Web
TAMPA, Florida, June 19 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - County's Consumer Confidence Reports tell the story of County water * * * Hillsborough County Public Utilities provides over 55 million gallons of drinking water to more than 600,000 residents every day. But have you ever wondered what goes into keeping that water safe? If so, look no further than your Consumer Confidence Report. Released every year by Public Utilities, the 11 reports provide information about  more

Keeping Seniors Fit: Orange County Community Action Division Offers Mobility and Flexibility Classes at Local Community Centers
ORLANDO, Florida, June 19 -- Orange County issued the following news release: Orange County has partnered with Firebush, Inc. and the YMCA to offer fitness classes at several local community centers in an effort to provide an additional and much-needed resource for seniors. The classes, which combine Tai Chi, yoga and chair exercises, are specifically designed for those who want to increase mobility and flexibility. The Community and Family Services Department, through its Community Action Div  more

Lee County Port Authority Names Mcgonagle Division Director of Administration
FORT MYERS, Florida, June 17 -- The Lee County Port Authority issued the following news release: The Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) has named Brian W. McGonagle division director of administration. The division oversees the areas of air service development, communications & marketing, finance, human resources, information technology and properties for Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field, in Fort Myers, Fla. McGonagle was most recently the director of finance for the Lee Co  more

Marion County Commissioners Recognized as Florida Association of Counties Presidential Advocates
OCALA, Florida, June 19 -- Marion County issued the following news: The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recognized three Marion County commisioners as presidential advocates for their work during the 2019 legislative session. Chairman Michelle Stone, Commissioner Kathy Bryant and Commissioner Carl Zalak III were awarded the designations at the FAC annual conference in Orange County, on June 13. "We are incredibly fortunate to be part of a large network of dedicated public servants," sai  more

Matthew Bielen Joins Holland & Knight's Growing Private Equity Team in Miami
MIAMI, Florida, June 17 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Private equity lawyer Matthew Bielen has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in Miami. He was previously a Partner with McDermott Will & Emery. He also previously practiced with Kirkland & Ellis in San Francisco. "Matthew is a great fit for our growing team," said David Barkus, co-leader of the firm's South Florida Corporate Practice and national head of the firm's Private Equity Team. "He has outsta  more

Miami Beach Fire Department Recognized by the American Heart Association for Delivering Quality Emergency Medical Services Care
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, June 21 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Marking the 5th Consecutive Year of Receiving the Mission: Lifeline Gold or Gold Plus Award * * * The Miami Beach Fire Department (MBFD) has been awarded the Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award by the American Heart Association for its impact in saving lives and excellent quality of care for heart patients, specifically regarding ST Elevation Myocardian Infarction (STEMI) victims. MBFD along  more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board Approves Contracts for Three General Obligation Bond Projects Valued at $35.9 Million, Small Business Enterprise Goals Met or Exceeded
MIAMI, Florida, June 20 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: The Miami-Dade School Board approved the commissioning of architects and a construction award related to three General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $35.9 million, during their regular monthly meeting yesterday. Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades. Th  more

Optum Completes Acquisition of DaVita Medical Group From DaVita
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota, June 19 -- OptumRx, a pharmacy care services company, issued the following news: * * * - DaVita Medical Group's High-Quality Practices in California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Washington are Now Part of OptumCare - Combination will Improve Care Quality and Patient Experiences and Lower Costs for 16 Million People; and Serve More than 80 Health Plans * * * EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. and DENVER -- Optum, a leading health services company, completed its acquisition of  more

Orlando Utilities Commission Upcycles Concrete to Tackle Weighty Problem of Ocean Conservation
ORLANDO, Florida, June 20 -- The Orlando Utilities Commission issued the following news: Nearly 200 tons, about 400,000 pounds, of concrete will soon find a new purpose in helping revitalize marine ecosystems off the coast of southeast Florida. OUC--The Reliable One is donating the massive block-shaped material this week to an artificial reef project in partnership with the Coastal Conservation Association and the St. Lucie County Artificial Reef Program. The concrete came from land OUC recent  more

Palm Beach County Provides Student Bus Passes
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 18 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Commissioner Weinroth announced today that the Board of County Commissioners has unanimously approved an agreement with the school district to provide reduced-price Palm Tran bus passes for middle and high school students. During the three-year term of the previous agreement, the school district purchased over 2,300 tickets. The new agreement will extend the use of the monthly and daily passes to include  more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman: Willis Lease Finance Expands Credit Facility to $1 Billion
SAN FRANCISCO, California, June 19 -- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a law firm, issued the following news release: A team of Pillsbury lawyers led by Finance partner Philip Tendler represented Willis Lease Finance Corp. in a deal to refinance and expand its revolving credit facility to $1 billion. Based in Florida, Willis leases large and regional spare commercial aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and other equipment to airlines, engine manufacturers and other aviation industry servic  more

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes Largest Container Ship Ever, Providing Direct Service From Asia
TAMPA, Florida, June 18 -- Port Tampa Bay issued the following news: Port Tampa Bay marked a major milestone today as Port customers, local officials, and business leaders celebrated the inaugural call of the CMA CGM DALILA at the Ports America Terminal. CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping and logistics group, now begins its weekly direct ocean carrier service between Asia and Port Tampa Bay. CMA CGM's excellent transit times will significantly improve the competitiveness of the region's imp  more

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes New Vice President of Operations
TAMPA, Florida, June 19 -- Port Tampa Bay issued the following news: Port Tampa Bay President/CEO Paul Anderson welcomes Brian G. Giuliani as its new Vice President of Operations. Giuliani starts the new position July 15 replacing former VP of Operations Sal Kass, who retired in early April. Giuliani most recently served as the Director of North American Ports with Del Monte Fresh Produce in Miami, Florida where he oversaw five Port/Distribution facilities in North America, handling cargo valu  more

PSC Commissioner Fay Named a Fortnightly Under Forty Rising Star
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 19 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Florida Public Service Commissioner Andrew Giles Fay has been named a Public Utilities Fortnightly (PUF) Under Forty Rising Star. Commissioner Fay was the only state utility commissioner selected nationwide by PUF as "the next generation of up and comers in the utilities industry." Fellow Commissioner Julie Imanuel Brown nominated Commissioner Fay, one of the youngest ever to serve on the   more

Raymond James Financial Reports May 2019 Operating Data
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 20 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: In an effort to provide timely information to investors about general trends in our major business segments, we are releasing selected operating data for May 2019. Due to the limited nature of this data, a consistent correlation to earnings should not be assumed. Client assets under administration of $789.4 billion increased 5% over May 2018 and declined 3% compared to April 2019. Financial assets un  more

Reed Smith's Financial Services Practice Adds Litigator Jay Thornton in Miami
MIAMI, Florida, June 19 -- Reed Smith, a law firm, issued the following news release: Reed Smith has added litigator Jay Thornton to its Financial Industry Group, as a partner in its Miami office. Jay, who has been litigating complex banking, employment and commercial litigation matters for 20 years, joins the firm from Gray Robinson, P.A. Jay brings to Reed Smith significant jury and non-jury trial experience in state and federal courts, and he regularly represents large institutional clients  more

South Florida Water Management District Reopening S-193 Navigation Lock on Lake Okeechobee on Weekends
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 17 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: * * * - Conditions deemed safe for navigation * * * For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has reopened the S-193 lock on Saturdays and Sundays. The lock had been closed to prevent injury to boaters, damage to boats, or lock damage that could occur if boats pass through this structure when water levels are not be  more

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports Record-Breaking May
FORT MYERS, Florida, June 20 -- The Lee County Port Authority issued the following news release: During May, 725,754 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., an increase of 8.5 percent compared to May 2018. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 9.6 percent compared to last year. The traffic leader in May was Delta Air Lines with 187,907 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (141,576), Ameri  more

St. Lucie County: Manatee Center Lunch and Learn Focuses on Florida Atala Butterflies Back From the Brink of Extinction July 12
FORT PIERCE, Florida, June 18 -- St. Lucie County issued the following news: The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, in conjunction with the Manatee Observation and Education Center, is hosting a lunch and learn presentation titled "Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink of Extinction" on Friday, July 12 from noon - 1 p.m. During this event, UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension Agent Ken Gioeli will discuss the unique history of the Florida Atala butterfly and its caterpillar host plant. T  more

St. Lucie County: Student Perks Program Recognized by Florida Association of Counties
FORT PIERCE, Florida, June 17 -- St. Lucie County issued the following news: St. Lucie County was awarded a County Government Best Practices Award from the Florida Counties Foundation during the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference in Orange County last week. St. Lucie County received the award for Student Perks Coffee Cart program and was among seven counties honored during the FAC Celebration Dinner. In partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools, the Board of County Commiss  more

SU AgCenter Scientist Trains Haitians on Proper Nutrition
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, June 19 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: A nutritionist with the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences has joined forces with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to improve nutrition for Haitian citizens. Elizabeth Gollub, AgCenter nutrition specialist, recently returned from a week in the island nation, where she provided training on the health benefits and preparation of Asian  more

Tallahassee Annual Report Reaffirms the High Quality of City Water
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - 2019 Water Quality Report Now Available * * * The City of Tallahassee has released its 2019 Water Quality Report. Test results for the City's water continue to show that regulated components of drinking water are either not detected or are present in amounts well below the drinking water standards established for quality and safety by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), t  more

Tallahassee Commission Appoints New City Auditor
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 19 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: At tonight's Tallahassee City Commission meeting, Commissioners approved the employment contract for the newly selected City Auditor, Dennis Sutton. Last week, the Commission voted to offer Sutton the appointed position. "Dennis Sutton has long been an integral part of the City's auditing team, and it was a unanimous decision by the Commission to appoint him as the City Auditor," Mayor John Dailey said.  more

Tallahassee: At-Risk Youth Overcome Obstacles on Path to Graduation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 20 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - City Hosts Commencement Ceremony This Friday * * * The City of Tallahassee's groundbreaking Tallahassee Engaged in Meaningful Productivity for Opportunity (TEMPO) youth program will celebrate its second cohort with a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 300 S. Adams St. City officials will conduct the commencement cerem  more

TD Bank Invests Over $42 Million in Florida Affordable Housing Development
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, June 17 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(R), announced its commitment to finance Blue Sky Communities' recent development of the Preserve at Sabal Park, a new multi-family affordable housing community in Seffner, Florida. Blue Sky Communities specializes in working with non-profit organizations to help develop new and rehabilitate existing multi-family housing communities. The bank has  more

Three Florida Counties Selected for Duke Energy's 2019 Site Readiness Program That Spurs Economic Development and Jobs
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 17 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Properties in Sumter, Highlands and Lake Counties Announced, Boosting Prime Industrial Sites in Florida Service Area to 26 * * * When communities grow and thrive, everyone benefits. That's the principle behind Duke Energy's Site Readiness Program, which aims to increase the number of competitive industrial sites in the company's service territory. This year, locations in Sumter, Highlands and Lake coun  more

UnitedHealth Group: Optum Completes Acquisition of DaVita Medical Group From DaVita
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota, June 19 -- UnitedHealth Group issued the following news release: * * * - DaVita Medical Group's high-quality practices in California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Washington are now part of OptumCare - Combination will improve care quality and patient experiences and lower costs for 16 million people; and serve more than 80 health plans * * * Optum, a leading health services company, completed its acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, one of the nation's leading  more

University of Florida: Your Landscaping Fails Are Actually Great for Pollinators
GAINESVILLE, Florida, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Florida issued the following news: If you're feeling bad that you don't have a putting-green-quality lawn or it's just too hot out to mow this weekend, University of Florida scientists have some good news: The things you've been lamenting are great for bees and other pollinators. Beyond supporting healthy ecosystems for other species (including us), pollinators are key to bringing food to our tables, not to mention coffee,  more

University of North Florida Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase for Schools
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 22 -- The University of North Florida issued the following news release: * * * - Crime Considered Most Important Issue in Jacksonville for Fifth Consecutive Year * * * A new poll of registered voters in Duval County by the Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) at the University of North Florida finds that approximately 75% of Duval County registered voters support increasing sales tax by a half-cent to upgrade or replace aging schools. Support is strongest among regi  more

Urban Land Institute Panel Outlines Recommendations for Downtown Miami Waterfront
MIAMI, Florida, June 19 -- The city of Miami issued the following news release: The City of Miami and Downtown Miami's business and civic leaders now have a suite of recommendations for adapting to the long-term impacts of climate change, preserving and enhancing quality of life along the waterfront, and encouraging smart growth in and around Florida's largest urban district. Through a partnership between the City of Miami and Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the Urban Land Institute  more

Volusia County Receives Best Practices Award
DELAND, Florida, June 18 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Volusia County was awarded a County Government Best Practices Award from the Florida Counties Foundation during the Florida Association of Counties Annual Conference in Orange County this week. Volusia County received the award for the Animal Abuse Database and was among seven counties honored. "Volusia County strives to ensure pets are valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain, or sufferi  more

Volusia County: Florida Association of Counties Honors County Council Members
DELAND, Florida, June 18 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has recognized Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley and County Council Members Deb Denys, Heather Post and Billie Wheeler as presidential advocates for their work during the 2019 legislative session. The recognition is given to county council members who have shown exceptional leadership in advocating with the association to advance the counties' legislative agenda. "As commission  more

Walt Disney World Resort Passholders Can Enjoy Special Offerings This Summer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, June 17 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - New ticket deals, limited-time dining discounts, special event offers and more * * * Walt Disney World Resort Passholders enjoy a full year of magic, and this summer they can take advantage of several new perks and benefits with special, limited-time offerings. From special ticket deals to exclusive merchandise opportunities and other experiences, now, more than ever, is the time for Passholders to   more

Walt Disney World Resort Salutes America's Birthday With Star-Spangled Fourth of July Celebrations
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, June 21 -- Disney World issued the following news release: An all-American red, white and blue fireworks spectacular will bathe the sky this Independence Day at Walt Disney World Resort, joined by live entertainment, scrumptious treats and patriotic pageantry. Here's what's in store for Fourth of July 2019: Magic Kingdom Park - Park Hours: July 3, 8 a.m.-12 a.m.; July 4, 8 a.m.-1 a.m. * "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" offers booming  more

Waste Management Unveils Innovative Driver & Technician Training Center Supporting 'Safety, People First Culture'
GLENDALE, Arizona, June 20 -- Waste Management, a provider of comprehensive waste management services, issued the following news release: Waste Management (WM) introduced its second Driver and Technician Training Center in Glendale, Arizona today complementing its first Center in Fort Myers, Florida. The Arizona Training Center extends the Company's commitment to providing centralized training for drivers and technicians across the North American enterprise. The WM Arizona Training Center is l  more

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair to President Trump: 'In 2020, the Badger Bites Back'
MADISON, Wisconsin, June 17 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news: * * * - Wisconsin Democrats call out Trump's broken promises as the President officially kicks off re-election bid * * * Ahead of President Trump's re-election kick off rally in Orlando, Florida, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin held a press call earlier today to make the case that Wisconsin voters will hold Trump accountable in 2020 for his failures and broken promises on health care and the economy.   more

Work-Life Balance, Career Development and Mission Keep Moffitt Cancer Center on Computerworld's List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT
TAMPA, Florida, June 17 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: When doctors diagnosed Brenda Schlagenhauf with breast cancer last year, she knew she would receive the best possible treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center as a patient and a team member. Schlagenhauf has been a systems analyst in Moffitt's Research IT department for 26 years and was able to take time off and adjust her schedule while going through cancer treatment. That kind of flexibility and work-life balance h  more

Wyndham Destinations: Extra Holidays Offers Huge Discounts at Resorts With Spectacular July Fourth Fireworks Views
ORLANDO, Florida, June 19 -- Wyndham Destinations, a hospitality company, issued the following news release: * * * - Save up to 50 percent off your resort suite when you stay for 7 nights or more * * * Independence Day celebrations are right around the corner. With that comes great food, family fun and of course--fireworks shows. Take your Fourth of July celebrations to new heights this year by traveling to a new destination to experience all the festivities surrounding America's birthday. F  more