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Category Archives: Tallahassee

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Advocates Call for Passage of Statewide Cannabis Decriminalization Bills

Tallahassee FL – Standing outside the House Chamber doors, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith alongside cannabis advocates from across the state called for an end to the state’s draconian cannabis policies, and passage of HB 1203/SB 1602. During the press conference, Rep. Smith revealed disturbing new data from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) related to statewide…

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Attorney General Bondi Backs Andrew Fay For Florida Public Service Commission Seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued the following statement congratulating Special Counsel to the Attorney General and Director of Legislative Affairs, Cabinet Affairs and Public Policy:  “I am thrilled for Andrew Fay and proud to have fully supported his appointment throughout this process. The citizens of Florida will be served well by such an…

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State Senator Linda Stewart Fires Up Crowd At Women’s Equal Pay Rally

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State Senator Linda Stewart (D–Orlando) on Tuesday addressed advocates of women’s economic equality who gathered at the Florida Capitol to speak out against the various barriers women encounter in the workplace. In an impassioned appeal to her colleagues in the legislature, Stewart urged for a hearing on Senate Bill 594, which she has introduced…

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Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Betty Mulligan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Thursday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Betty Mulligan with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to recognize Betty with the Champion of Service Award for…

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Gov. Scott Applauds FWC for Investigative Efforts to Protect Florida Wildlife

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office’s announcement of criminal charges against the individuals who senselessly dragged a shark behind their boat at high speed. This decision is a result of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement’s investigation. Governor Scott said,…

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Governor Rick Scott Applauds Law Enforcement on Arrest in Seminole Heights Murders

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement following the Tampa Police Department’s announcement of the apprehension of a suspect in the Seminole Heights murders. The Governor visited Seminole Heights last week and has dedicated state law enforcement resources from the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to assist…

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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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Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Advocates Call for Passage of Statewide Cannabis Decriminalization Bills

Tallahassee FL - Standing outside the House Chamber doors, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith alongside cannabis advocates…

Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement on Orange County Affordable Housing Crisis

Orange County, FL – (FNN NEWS) – Several groups representing Puerto Ricans attended the Orange…

Vote Scheduled for Daycare Vehicle Child Safety Alarm Act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) will present the Child Safety Alarm…

Gov. Scott to Travel to Puerto Rico February 5

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will travel to Puerto Rico on…






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…