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Abuse of UCF College Student Victoria King During Routine Traffic Stop for Bad Tail Light Appears Headed For Further Cover Up by State of Florida

Abuse of UCF College Student Victoria King During Routine Traffic Stop for Bad Tail Light Appears Headed For Further Cover Up by State of Florida

Panama City, Bay County, Florida
Thursday, April 17, 2014
www.baycommunitynews.com
By: Kevin Earl Wood, Email: allunited@bellsouth.net
Despite efforts by Bay Community News to encourage the State of Florida to conduct a full, timely and fair investigation of the violent misconduct of a University of Central Florida (UCF) Police Department (UCFPD) Officer, Timothy Isaacs, during a routine traffic stop of UCF student [...]

Florida Cuts Annual Vehicle Registration Fees

Florida Cuts Annual Vehicle Registration Fees

Governor Rick Scott was joined by Senate President Don Gaetz, Speaker of the House Will Weatherford and other members of Florida Legislature, as well as county tax collectors and business community leaders to sign Senate Bill 156 that cuts $400 million in annual vehicle registration fees for Florida families. Governor Scott also sent a letter [...]

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6.3 Million For The Oyster Fishery In Disaster Funding

6.3 Million For The Oyster Fishery In Disaster Funding

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today Governor Rick Scott announced the projects in the Apalachicola Bay area that he is recommending to receive disaster assistance funding. These projects will help the affected communities recover from the devastation and move forward to have sustainable fisheries and fishing communities in the future.
Governor Scott said, “I am excited today to [...]

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Unemployment Down, Jobs UP

Unemployment Down, Jobs UP

TALLAHASSEE—Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida’s unemployment rate for January 2014 was down to 6.1 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the state since June 2008. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate has been below the national unemployment rate since August 2013, which was 6.6 percent in January 2014. Since December 2010, Florida has created 503,500 [...]

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4 Appointments To Gulf State College Board Of Trustees

4 Appointments To Gulf State College Board Of Trustees

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the three appointments and one reappointment to the Gulf Coast State College District Board of Trustees.
Don Crisp, 71, of Panama City Beach, is the vice president of First American Title Insurance. He has previously served on the Bay County Airport Authority and the Gulf Coast Community College Foundation. [...]

33 Million In Business Fees To Be Cut

33 Million In Business Fees To Be Cut

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a $33 million dollar tax cut to corporate filing fees as part of the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” This tax cut will put $33 million back into the pockets of business owners who annually file with the Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations. [...]

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More Than $2.45 Million In 2013-14 Florida Defense Grants

More Than $2.45 Million In 2013-14 Florida Defense Grants

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that $2.45 million in defense grants will be awarded to 14 communities hosting military installations. These grants have been utilized for more than 15 years to help Florida maintain its reputation as the most military-friendly state in the nation.

Governor Scott said, “These investments are key to sustaining [...]

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Statewide Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent

Statewide Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced that the statewide unemployment rate for December 2013 was 6.2 percent. The statewide unemployment rate has remained below the national average since April 2013. Florida added 13,500 private sector jobs in December 2013 and the state has created a total of 462,100 private sector jobs since December [...]

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30 Million For STEM and High Skill Training

30 Million For STEM and High Skill Training

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $30 million in funding for a new workforce training initiative focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations and other high-skill/high-wage jobs as part of the 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” The Governor made the announcement at Greencore USA, a manufacturer of convenience foods, [...]

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$55 Million In Budget For Florida Springs

$55 Million In Budget For Florida Springs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Governor Rick Scott today announced $55 million in funding for restoration and protection of Florida’s springs in the 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” This announcement was made during an award ceremony in Tallahassee celebrating 125 employees from around the state that were selected as the Department of Environmental Protection’s [...]

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