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Who are Florida’s 29 Electors?

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Monday, December 19, 2016 the Electoral College, which consists of 538 members from across the United States, will meet for the 58th time at their respective state capital to cast the only official vote for president of the United States. Florida Electors’ Names The following are the Republican presidential…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Keith Tandy voted Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week

TAMPA – The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Keith Tandy has been voted Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week for Week 14. Tandy, earning his first career Clutch Performer of the Week award, recorded a game-clinching interception with under a minute remaining in Tampa Bay’s 16-11 victory over the…

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Court grants 1-day extension for Florida registration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Today, a federal judge has issued a one-day extension to Florida’s voter registration deadline and will hear arguments on a longer extension in a Wednesday hearing. The order from District Judge Mark Walker is at least a partial victory for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The initial registration deadline had been Tuesday. But…

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Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Matthew Preparedness and Response Efforts as Storm Impacts Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) Today, Governor Rick Scott met with emergency management officials in Tallahassee and Stuart and St. Augustine as the state prepares for Hurricane Matthew, a life-threatening category four storm. Florida remains under both tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings. Governor Scott has remained in constant communication with state and local…

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Florida Health Department Approves 5 Nurseries to Grow Medical Marijuana

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — The Florida Department of Health announced the five dispensing organizations approved to provide patients with intractable epilepsy and people with advanced cancer access to low-THC cannabis. The five approved organizations are: Northwest Region – Hackney Nursery Company Northeast Region – Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, LLC Central Region – Knox Nursery,…

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Governor Rick Scott meets with Health and Human (HHS) Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

WASHINGTON, D.C – Governor Rick Scott made the following statement today following his meeting with Health and Human (HHS) Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Governor Rick Scott said, “Today, I met with HHS Secretary Burwell and requested that HHS reconsider LIP funding in Florida so the Legislature has the information they need to develop a budget.…

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Congressman Alan Grayson “probably” run for Marco Rubio US Senate Seat in 2016

The Florida National News learned Congressman Alan Grayson “probably” run for US Senate, according to Democracy Now! an online program. Liberal U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, says he’ll “probably” run for Senate in 2016, which would set up an ideologically tinged primary clash against the more centrist U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter. Grayson appeared this…

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Florida prisons may get more oversight after scandals

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some legislators say they can no longer trust oversight of Florida’s troubled prison system to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Senate is poised to pass a bill (SB 7020) that would create an independent commission to keep tabs on the Department of Corrections. The legislation would also take away the governor’s…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh Certifies Final 2017 Tax…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Office of the OCPA // Each year Orange County…

State Senator Linda Stewart and State Representative Bruce Antone Propose…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) and State Representative Bruce Antone (D-Orlando) held…

Central Florida Lawmakers To Unveil Child Safety Alarm Act

ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) - Central Florida state lawmakers will hold a news conference to…

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Trump’s Jibe Deepens Feud with Tillerson; He was Joking?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests,” delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. The White House insisted the president was only joking. Trump issued the challenge in an interview with…

AT&T Deploying Mobile Cell Sites to Help Those Impacted by…

SAN FRANCISCO, (FNN NEWS) / By AT&T / -- To help customers and emergency responders stay connected, our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team is deploying numerous mobile cell sites, or Cells on Light Trucks (COLTs) and equipment to areas impacted by ongoing wildfires. AT&T Sat COLT in Napa, CA We have deployed Sat COLTs to Santa…

International Pop Icon P!NK Announces Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) / By Live Nation Entertainment / -- Known for her incredible and entertaining live show, international pop icon P!NK announces her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 today. The 40-date North American arena tour produced by Live Nation will start in Phoenix, AZ on March 1st and culminate in Los Angeles, CA at The Forum on June 2nd. American Express®…

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Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh Certifies Final 2017 Tax…

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 2017 tax roll, valued at…

State Senator Linda Stewart and State Representative Bruce Antone Propose…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) and State Representative Bruce Antone (D-Orlando) held a press conference Monday to unveil the "Child Safety Alarm Act"  (SB 486). Senate Bill 486 is also co-sponsored by State Senators Randolph Bracy (D-Orlando) and Victor Torres, Jr., (D-Orlando) who also spoke about the proposed legislation at the press conference. The Child Safety Alarm Act requires vehicles used…

Central Florida Lawmakers To Unveil Child Safety Alarm Act

ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) - Central Florida state lawmakers will hold a news conference to announce two bills filed this week following the tragic death of an Orlando three-year-old child. Last summer Myles Hill was left unattended in a hot daycare van, only to be discovered dead 12 hours later. The news conference will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017…

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Hip Hop Legend Queen Latifah to Receive Icon Award at…

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Actor, singer, producer and hip hop legend Queen Latifah will receive the Icon Award at the 4th Annual Revolt Music Conference in October. “Queen Latifah is a rare talent and one of the most successful artists of all time, flourishing as a rap artist, movie star, talk show host and more,”…

Unparalleled Lineup Of Industry Power Players Revealed For 2017 REVOLT…

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) // Source: REVOLT TV // -- REVOLT, the multi-platform network from Sean Combs, will once again return to Miami Beach for the fourth annual REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) on October 12-15, 2017 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort. The first round of featured keynote speakers, Q&A participants, and panelists has been revealed for the four-day, action-packed experience. Veteran record executive, CEO and Co-Founder…

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