Monday, October 23, 2017

Florida

Tina Reese leads a word game for residents at a nursing home in Lancaster, Pa.

BY | Christine Sexton The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE………. A bruising battle over how to parcel out billions in Medicaid payments for nursing homes is showing little signs of ending anytime soon. The latest skirmish happened this ...
Assortment of US bills

Florida’s minimum wage is set to move 15 cents on January 1, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced. With the increase, the minimum in Florida moves to $8.25 per hour for 2018, from $8.10 this year, or an increase ...

BY | Jim Turner The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 11, 2017……… Florida’s top tourism marketer remains focused on attracting 120 million visitors this year, even after Hurricane Irma closed the Florida Keys for nearly a month ...
the eagle statue in front of alico arena

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 9, 2017……… An additional 44,000 Bright Futures students would have their scholarships expanded under a bill approved Monday by the Senate Education Committee. The legislation (SB 4), ...
In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa.

BY | Christine Sexton The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 5, 2017……… Crisis, what crisis? Just a year after dire predictions that the state’s economy was in peril due to rising insurance costs, Florida businesses could see ...

BY | Jim Turner The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 4, 2017……… Hurricane Irma caused more than $2.5 billion in damage to Florida’s agriculture industry, with citrus growers and nurseries suffering big losses, according to a preliminary ...
everglades in the backwaters with some mangroves

BY | Jim Turner The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 2, 2017……… At least $100 million a year would be set aside for Florida Forever, the state’s most prominent land-preservation fund, under a measure filed by Sen. ...
In this Nov. 1, 2016, photo, a voter is reflected in the glass frame of a poster while leaving a polling site in Atlanta, during early voting ahead of the Nov. 8 election day. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 28, 2017……… On Sunday, Florida will join 35 other states in offering online voter registration to its residents. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Thursday that ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, and Florida Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon, right, give an update on Tropical Storm Hermine at the State Disaster Operations Center in Tallahassee, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Joe Reedy)

BY | Jim Turner The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 26, 2017……… Florida’s emergency-management director is leaving the job as the state emerges from the destruction of Hurricane Irma and with two months remaining in the Atlantic ...
In this geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at 11:45 UTC, sunlight, from the right, illuminates Hurricane Irma as the storm approaches Cuba and Florida.

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 18, 2017……… With 335,000 insurance claims representing $1.9 billion in property losses, Hurricane Irma has already exceeded the claims and losses from the two hurricanes that pummeled ...
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