Tag: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam
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Jim RosicaJuly 21, 2016
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It’s a certainty these days: An opening for a top job in Florida state government always attracts the widest variety of job candidates. More than 300 applications now have been turned in for the open position of head of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, records show. The application deadline was last Friday. Gov. Rick […]

Jim RosicaJune 7, 2016
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Florida Grown, the political committee that likely will fuel Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s 2018 bid for governor, posted more than $185,000 in contributions for May. Committees face a deadline for reporting their latest numbers on Friday. The committee released its figures early on its own website. Contributions include $100,000 from Florida Jobs PAC, a political arm of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, records show. “Commissioner Putnam is […]

Jim RosicaMay 10, 2016
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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam isn’t yet sanguine about the future of Florida citrus. He reacted Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest crop forecast for 2015-16. The feds now expect 81.1 million boxes of oranges, up from 76 million boxes last month, according to Putnam. A so-far incurable disease called citrus greening is attacking fruit, causing it to turn green and […]

Jim RosicaMay 6, 2016
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Florida Grown, the fundraising committee that likely will fuel Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s 2018 bid for governor, posted nearly $285,000 in contributions for April. Committees face a deadline for reporting their latest numbers next Tuesday. The committee released its figures early on its own website. April’s fundraising includes a $20,000 check from Hoyt R. Barnett, vice president of Publix Super Markets Inc. The […]

Peter SchorschApril 28, 2016

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Monday’s Cabinet meeting was nothing like any of the other meetings. It was dramatic, intense, awkward, and anticlimactic — all at the same time. After four interviews by candidates for the post of Insurance Commissioner, Gov. Rick Scott read from a prepared statement and moved to appoint Jeffrey Bragg—a man whose legal eligibility for the job continues […]

Jim RosicaApril 11, 2016
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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s fundraising committee raised a little more than $126,000 in March, but spent about $99,000 – or 78 percent of income, campaign finance reports posted Monday show. Nonetheless, Florida Grown PC– the vehicle that likely will fund Putnam‘s 2018 bid for governor – now has total cash on hand of just over $3.3 million. Putnam, a Republican first […]

Jim RosicaApril 7, 2016
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Florida Grown, the fundraising committee that likely will fuel Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s 2018 bid for governor, posted more than $125,000 in contributions for March. Committees face a Monday deadline for reporting March numbers; the committee released its figures early on its own website. Top contributors are the Associated Industries of Florida PAC with $25,000 and M. […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 11, 2016
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Florida Grown, the fundraising committee that likely will fuel Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s 2018 bid for governor, posted $144,925 in contributions for January, campaign finance records show. The latest haul brings total money raised to more than $4.1 million, with total expenditures now at about $891,000, for a cash-on-hand balance of about $3.2 million. Disney, Florida Phosphate and U.S. […]

Drew WilsonJanuary 21, 2016
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A bill that would cut $10 off the cost of a concealed weapon license was unanimously OK’d Thursday by the Senate Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations. The measure (SB 772) would drop the cost of new concealed weapons permits from $70 to $60, and renewals would go from $60 to $50. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Garrett […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 20, 2016
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In a joint appearance with representatives of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam promoted cancer-fighting “superfoods” grown in the state, such as blueberries and broccoli. “Our parents, our grandparents, they all knew that eating your fruits and vegetables is going to allow you to be healthier and live a more active and fulfilling life,” Putnam said […]


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