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First DCA Says Emergency Generator Rule Remains in Effect; Agreeing with Governor Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the First District Court of Appeal rejected a motion by the nursing home industry to invalidate the Governor’s life-saving emergency generator rule. The Court in a one-page order denied the nursing home industry’s claim that the emergency generator rule is not in effect as the appeals process continues. According to FS120.56(3)(b) and legal precedent, the Governor’s…

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State Representative Randy Fine and State Senator Jeff Brandes Introduced Bills To Cut Government Contracts With Anti-Isael Companies

PALM BAY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – State Representative Randy Fine (R-South Brevard County) and State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), filed identical bills Tuesday, HB 545 and SB 780, which will amend the 2016 Florida law championed by Senate President Joe Negron and former Representative Ritch Workman to create a new zero-tolerance policy for Florida governments…

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Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh Certifies Final 2017 Tax Roll

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Office of the OCPA // Each year Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh is responsible for fairly and equitably assessing over 453,000 real estate parcels and almost 61,000 tangible personal property accounts while applying all applicable exemptions and classifications. On October 16, 2017, Rick Singh certified and delivered the…

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Soil & Water Board Chairman Eric Rollings Files to Run for Orange County Commissioner in 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor and Board Chairman Eric Rollings (D) filed paperwork on Friday to run for the Orange County Commissioner, District 3 seat in 2020.  Rollings is the first candidate to officially file to run for public office in 2020 with Orange County Supervisor of Election’s office. Pete…

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Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke Files to Run for County Mayor

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke (R – District 3), who during a recent Orange County Republican Executive Committee meeting announced his consideration for Orange County Mayor, is the latest to officially file to run for Mayor Jacobs’ seat on Tuesday. Commissioner Clarke has been busy of late working with the 1-4 for…

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda Joins Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith’s Legislative Team

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Office of Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith // Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith has hired community leader, Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda to join his legislative team. Gomez-Tejeda brings over two decades of experience in social work and government relations into her new role as Rep. Smith’s District Executive Secretary (DES). Gomez-Tejeda…

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VIDEO: U.S. Reps Val Demings and Darren Soto Host Disaster Assistance Workshop in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – U.S. Representatives Val Demings and Darren Soto, in partnership with FEMA, the National Flood Insurance Program, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Small Business Administration, held an informative disaster assistance workshop from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Valencia College’s west campus Monday. Representatives from each organization provided action steps for…

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VIDEO: Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette Launches His Campaign for County Mayor

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette launched his official campaign for Orange County Mayor in a press conference in the lobby of the First Green Bank in downtown Orlando Monday. In his press conference, Sublette announced that he plans to employ his extensive experience with the Orange County School…

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VIDEO: Florida Cup Partners with Universal Orlando Resort for the 2018 Florida Cup

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Flanked by Optimus Prime and Bumblebee before the Universal Studios globe, Florida Cup, Florida’s premier international soccer tournament, officially announced its partnership with Universal Orlando Resort Monday. Florida Cup CEO Ricardo Villar expressed his excitement for the partnership. The 2018 Florida Cup, which will be held over ten days in January,…

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Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin and Local National Bar Association hosts free family and housing legal clinic

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Need advice about a family and housing law matter? Orange County…

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Jumps in Race for Orange County School Board Chair

VIDEO | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Flanked by educators and supporters, Orange County Mayor…

Lori Harris Launches Campaign for Orange County Commissioner Backed by Orlando and Kissimmee Mayors

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Endorsed by both Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Kissimmee Mayor…

Commissioner Jennifer Thompson Blasts Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer For Power Grab In Commission Race

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Recently, Orange County District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson did not hold back…






Toy Story Land To Open At Walt Disney World Resort On June 30

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  – It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create,…

VIDEO: Black History Month Spotlight Bronze Kingdom Art Gallery Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) In celebration of Black History Month, Florida National News lifestyle reporter…

11 Little-Known Orlando Theme Park Experiences

ORLANDO, Fla., /Visit Orlando/ -- To celebrate the unparalleled collection of unique experiences that can be…

Busch Gardens Celebrates The Return Of Preschool Card With Sesame Street Safari Of Fun Pirate Parrrrrty!

TAMPA, Fla. – Back by popular demand, Florida preschoolers can now enjoy all Busch Gardens® Tampa…

SeaWorld Offers Free Admission for Florida Preschoolers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Now through December 31, 2018, Florida kids ages five and younger can…

Macklemore, Sean Paul and Fifth Harmony Among Stars Performing Live at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2018 Mardi Gras Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras…