Tag: PTSD
Bans Off Our Bodies protest in St. Pete

Scott PowersOctober 3, 2018
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The union local for Oviedo firefighters has announced its endorsement of Republican state Rep. Mike Miller for Congress, his campaign announced Wednesday. The announcement comes from the Oviedo Professional Firefighters Local 3476 citing Miller’s work in the Florida House of Representatives on behalf of first responders, particularly for eligibility for benefits for those suffering symptoms […]

Scott PowersOctober 3, 2018
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The union local for Oviedo firefighters has announced its endorsement of Republican state Rep. Mike Miller for Congress, his campaign announced Wednesday. The announcement comes from the Oviedo Professional Firefighters Local 3476 citing his work in the Florida House of Representatives on behalf of first responders, particularly for eligibility for benefits for those suffering symptoms […]

Ryan NicolSeptember 7, 2018
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Jimmy Patronis, the Republican seeking to stay as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, is set to release his first ad of the general election campaign touting his work on a bill supporting first responders. The bill, which expanded workers’ compensation benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, was passed earlier this year. Patronis advocated for […]

Drew WilsonAugust 8, 2018
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist announced a new bill Wednesday that would allow veterans to be treated with medical marijuana without getting canned from federal government jobs. Crist introduced H.R. 6589, also known as the “Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act,” during a roundtable discussion with veterans and cannabis industry representatives in […]

Scott PowersJune 6, 2018
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Republican Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is launching the first digital ad of his election campaign emphasizing his role in getting expanded mental health benefits for first responders, and showing them expressing tearful appreciation for his efforts. The 30-second spot, “First Responders,” begins with Patronis at a March news conference with Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney […]

Scott PowersMay 17, 2018
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The University of Central Florida has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for the university’s RESTORES Trauma Management Therapy Program working with veterans, service members, and first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Winter Park’s U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy announced the award Wednesday evening via Twitter. She and Orlando’s U.S. Rep. Darren […]

Staff ReportsMarch 22, 2018
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On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott swung through Ponte Vedra to highlight military and veteran spending in the 2018-19 budget. This was the second trip this month to the Jacksonville market to highlight military-friendly initiatives. Scott staged the event at K9s for Warriors, which provides service dogs for veterans who suffer from PTSD and other post-combat maladies. The nonprofit […]

Jim RosicaMarch 7, 2018
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Gov. Rick Scott said he will sign a measure to expand workers’ compensation benefits to first responders who suffer job-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Scott made the announcement early Wednesday at a “Ringing of the Bell” ceremony for Florida’s fallen firefighters at The Capitol. The legislation (SB 376) is a priority of Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, also the state’s Fire […]


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