Message from Chief Financial Office of Florida – Jeff Atwater ….

Message from Chief Financial Office of Florida – Jeff Atwater ….

At the Department of Financial Services, we are always working hard to help Florida consumers keep their hard-earned money in their pockets. One of the most popular ways we are helping consumers like you is through our Consumer Services Insurance Helpline. The helpline is staffed by dedicated insurance specialists who are continually trained and informed […]

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PRESIDENT OBAMA’S WEEKLY ADDRESS: Calling on Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON, DC— This week, President Obama took action to lift more workers’ wages by requiring that federal contractors pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. In this week’s address, he highlights that executive action and calls on Congress to pass a bill to raise the federal minimum wage for all […]

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Gov. Rick Scott: Another Record Year for Florida Tourism …..

Nearly 95 million tourists came to Florida in 2013 ORLANDO, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced that according to preliminary estimates* released  by VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 94.7 million visitors came to Florida in 2013, an increase of 3.5 percent over 2012. This represents a record year for […]

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Message from Senator Don Gaetz …..

Message from Senator Don Gaetz …..

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Over the past few weeks, I have listened to a growing number of Northwest Floridians who have strong opinions about the medical use of cannabis, or marijuana. In the grocery store, in church, in the emails I receive and during my door-to-door neighborhood walks, folks are sharing […]

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PRESIDENT’S WEEKLY ADDRESS: Restoring Opportunity for All

The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at www.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, February 1, 2014.   Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House February 1, 2014   Hi, everybody.   This week, I delivered my State of the Union Address. Today, here’s the […]

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Letter to Editor from Jill Braxton ….

Local Child May Benefit From Medical Marijuana   Thank you in advance for taking time to read this.   My 8 year old daughter Anna has severe epilepsy. Anna spent most of 2010 hospitalized between Children’s Hospital in Birmingham and Miami Children’s Hospital. At times, Anna was having over 40 seizures a day despite aggressive […]

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PERSONAL COMMENT: The people need to play a role in deciding the development wanted in Washington County …..

by Kathy Foster   Washington County Commissioners, along with Washington County Planning Commission members,  are working hard to let county residents know they are looking at possible sites for commercial development in the county.   Yes, they’ve done this before, but took no action after complaints from a good number of county residents whose property’s […]

By January 9, 2014 Read More →
Letter to the Editor: Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity ………

Letter to the Editor: Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity ………

When I look back on this year, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for everything we’ve been able to accomplish together. In Wisconsin, we’ve spent more than a year exposing a politically motivated prosecution of conservative groups – a “John Doe” investigation that has included gag orders, predawn raids, and the risk of jail time for our […]

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Statement by the President on Eliminating Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces ……

Earlier this year I directed Secretary Hagel, Chairman Dempsey and our entire defense leadership team to step up their game exponentially in preventing and responding to the serious crime of sexual assault in our military.  As Commander in Chief, I’ve made it clear that these crimes have no place in the greatest military on earth.  […]

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President’s Weekly Address: Working Together on Behalf of the American People

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ WEEKLY ADDRESS: Working Together on Behalf of the American People   WASHINGTON, DC— In his weekly address, President Obama highlighted the bipartisan budget agreement that unwinds some of the cuts that were damaging to the economy and keeps investments in areas that help us grow, and […]

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Breaking News From Governor Scott …….

It’s official – Florida’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.7 percent in October to 6.4 percent in November. We haven’t experienced an unemployment rate this low in over five years (July 2008). At 6.4 percent, we’re well below America’s 7 percent unemployment rate, and we added 6,000 new private sector jobs. We’ve cut taxes, made government […]

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Protect yourself while shopping online ….

By Jeff Atwater,   Chief Financial Officer,  State of Florida   As the holiday shopping season nears its end, it is easy to get caught up in the rush to complete your shopping lists. While shopping online can be a quick and easy to way to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, there are […]

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Jeff Atwater: On Unclaimed Property ….

By:  Jeff Atwater  Chief Financial Officer  State of Florida     Everyone knows the holiday season is a great time to express to family and friends how much we value them through the act of gift-giving. But did you know that you may have a something for yourself still waiting to be discovered, or at […]

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Editorial Cartoon ……

Editorial Cartoon ……

‘Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up’         A piece of Indiana Limestone fell off the Southeast corner of the Washington County Courthouse Building cornice recently. But it is only one part of the problem facing the 1927-1932 building, which has mold and mildew in several offices, windows that need painting […]

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Nativity Scene issue has gotten out of hand …. Editorial by Kathy Foster

There has been way too much controversy over whether  there should be a Nativity Scene in front of the Chipley City Hall.  Christians are celebrating Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.  There are others celebrating similar holidays during the same time period.  Why can’t they all be celebrated?   While one individual may have selected […]

By December 9, 2013 Read More →

President Obama’s statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela ……

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 5, 2013 DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA – – – – – – – PROCLAMATION  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Today, the United States has lost a close friend, South Africa has lost an incomparable liberator, and the world has […]

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