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Ron DeSantis Will Ask Legislature for $14 Million to Fight Red Tide

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his commitment to almost $14 million in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget to continue Florida’s investment in combatting red tide. This funding will support dedicated research efforts through the...

Casey DeSantis Showcases Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership With SeaWorld

This week, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis and Madison and Mason DeSantis visited SeaWorld Orlando, an acute care rehabilitation facility that provides life-saving medical care to rescued manatees and a member of the Manatee...

Ron DeSantis and Cabinet Approve Florida Forever Land Acquisitions, Conservation Easements

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved seven Florida Forever land acquisitions and conservation easements that will protect Florida’s natural environments in Hardee, Hendry, Indian River, Leon, Okeechobee and Santa Rosa...
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Nikki Fried Announces Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Winners

The Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award recognizes agricultural producers who demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing innovative techniques to safeguard the environment and conserve natural resources.
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Ron DeSantis: Registration has Opened for 2021 Florida Python Challenge

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the opening of registration for the 2021 Florida Python Challenge which will be held July 9-18. Registration is now open and members of the public can take the online...

Rick Scott Calls on NOAA to Work With FWC on Investigation of Shark Abuse...

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Benjamin Friedman, the deputy undersecretary for operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), urging the agency to work directly with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to provide any federal assistance needed in its investigation into allegations of tiger shark abuse in Citrus County.
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Florida’s Senators Bring Back the Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act

The bill “which would create fairness in federal excise taxes by equalizing the tax rates for portable, electronically-aerated bait containers and the parts used to assemble it.”
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Ron DeSantis Names Dr. Mark Rains as Florida’s Chief Science Officer

Joining the governor and Dr. Rains for the announcement were Florida Department of Environmental Protection Sec. Noah Valenstein, Florida Department of Transportation Sec. Kevin Thibault, South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Rodney Barreto.
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FWC Announces Four-Month Fishing Closure of the Western Dry Rocks

The area is a key spawning ground for a number of iconic reef fish.
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Julie Jones Taking Over as Deputy CFO Under Jimmy Patronis

“As deputy CFO, Jones will be responsible for divisions encompassing sworn law enforcement, including Investigative and Forensic Services, Public Assistance Fraud and Workers’ Compensation, which all work to prosecute insurance fraud,” the CFO’s office noted. 
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Marco Rubio Gets Coral Reef Conservation Act Through the Senate

Back in the summer of 2019, Rubio, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., joined with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., U.S. Sen. Mazi Hirono, D-Hi., and U.S. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR. to bring out the “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act” to reauthorize the old law.

Jimmy Patronis Deploys Two Urban Search and Rescue Teams to Panhandle for Hurricane Sally...

US&R Task Force 3 and 5 consists of nearly 100 highly trained fire service personnel. Personnel from each team will undergo COVID-19 testing before deployment.
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