Gov. Rick Scott announced on Friday an additional $3 million in grant funding for communities impacted by red tide. Over the past few months, Scott and the Department of Environmental Protection have rolled out algae-targeting grants in $3 million batches. The grand total to date: $9 million. That sum includes the $3 million announced in […]
Prescription drug misuse has been identified as Florida’s “fastest-growing and deadliest public safety issue,” according to Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Prescription Drug Diversion and Abuse Roadmap. Prescription painkiller overdoses have more than tripled in the past two decades, killing more than 15,500 people in the United States in 2009 according to the CDC. On Saturday, […]
Southwest Florida businessman Gary Price announced on Monday that he will seek the District 23 Senate seat being vacated by the departure of Garrett Richter due to term limits. In an exclusive conversation with SaintPetersBlog, Price said he will look to leverage his extensive municipal government background – he served on the Naples City Commission for […]
State Rep. Matt Hudson, recently named Speaker pro tempore, announced he will run for the Florida Senate in 2016. Hudson will be seeking the Senate District 23 seat currently held by term-limited Republican Sen. Garrett Richter, which covers parts of Collier and Lee Counties. “Today I officially filed paperwork to become a candidate for the Florida […]
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