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FL attorney general activates price gouging hotline

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Attorney General Pam Bondi has activated Florida’s price gouging hotline for consumers statewide as the state copes with Subtropical Storm Alberto. State law prohibits extreme increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, water, hotels, ice, gasoline, lumber and equipment, needed as a direct result of an officially declared […]

Florida editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ May 18 Orlando Sentinel says the long-stalled campaign for equality deserves more Republican support: There’s been a sea change in public opinion on gay rights in Florida over the past decade. In 2008, 62 percent of voters in the state approved a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to a man […]

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes and FEMA present Free Ready Business QuakeSmart Workshop in Santa Clarita

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®, and FEMA are accepting registrations the free Ready Business – QuakeSmart disaster preparedness workshop on May 30 for building officials, businesses, corporations, engineers, emergency managers, homebuilders, leaders, manufacturers, nonprofits, organizations, policymakers, public officials, risk managers, and small businesses. Attendees will […]

Florida congressional races sending new faces to Washington

SHARE TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will have at least four new members of Congress and possibly several more as the deadline to qualify for the ballot ended Friday. Retirements and political ambitions are opening four seats, three first-term incumbents are facing strong challengers from within their own party, and several other members are being […]