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Matt Caldwell Backed by Gold Star Mother, Author Karen Vaughn

Vaughn, a speaker and the author of the bestseller “World Changer: A Mother's Story,” stressed Cadwell’s conservatism as she backed him.

Florida Senators Push Senate Leadership to Step Up to Fight Algae Blooms

Rubio and Nelson teamed up on Thursday to send U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, a letter on the matter.
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CFO Jimmy Patronis: New Facebook Scam Could Cost You

A current scam includes criminals cloning accounts of your family and friends to steal photos and personal information, this move could put your financial information at risk.

Consumer Alert: Motor Vehicle Financing

The OFR encourages Floridians to be sure they are fully informed before making a financial decision, including a vehicle purchase.
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CFO Jimmy Patronis: $1 Million in Unclaimed Property for Florida Schools

Since CFO Patronis took office in July 2017, he has returned $361 million in unclaimed property, breaking the previously held record set in the program’s 57-year history by more than $8 million.

Florida Activates Loan Program for Small Businesses Hurt by Algae Blooms, Red Tide

According to Scott’s office, the “bridge loan program, managed by DEO, provides short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses experiencing physical or economic loss.”
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USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul Headed to Mayport

The Navy estimates that the Minneapolis-Saint Paul will be on the First Coast by the end of July 2019. 
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FAMU Gets Ready for Presidential Inauguration in November

Florida A&M University (FAMU) will inaugurate Dr. Larry Robinson as its twelfth president in a ceremony scheduled for November. The three-day inauguration schedule focuses on the theme “Together We Rise,” which pays homage to Robinson...

Florida DEP Sends Funds to Lee County to Help Fight Red Tide

This week, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will send $400,000 to Lee County to help fight red tide, raising the total funds sent there to $1.1 million.

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis Warns of Pain Relief Scams Targeting Seniors, Florida Blue Customers

The state CFO’s office provided a host of tips for consumers.
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Darren Soto Wants Census to Stop Asking About Citizenship

Facing a major challenge from the left later this month, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is leading the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in calling on the U.S. Commerce Department to not ask about citizenship in the 2020 census.
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Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Kicks Off Across Florida

During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.
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