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Results of the six ballot amendments in Florida

All results are as of press time Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Results compiled from: http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/. Amendment 1 Repeal of public campaign financing requirement Failed because it didn’t reach the required 60% vote, with only 52% in favor. Amendment 2 Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit For Deployed Military Personnel Passed with 78% of the vote Amendment [...]

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Federal Government,Latest news,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Shining Stars honored at Carrabba’s in Pompano Beach

Michael Borkowski with Melissa Rapkin, Pompano Chamber board chair and Ric Green, president of Pompano Chamber.

A full house celebrated the growth and future of Pompano Beach last week as business and community leaders packed Carrabba’s Italian Grill to honor the Shining Star Awards. This annual event is sponsored by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and recognizes those who have made a difference in the Pompano community. Honored with awards [...]

October 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Attorney General McCollum Announces Multistate Effort to Reign in Mortgage Servicers for Deceptive and Unfair Practices

Attorney General Bill McCollum announced last week an  on-going effort to reign in mortgage servicers and protect Floridians from  purported deceptive and unfair practices. Attorney General McCollum, along  with 48 other Attorneys General, are part of a multistate effort to stop  mortgage loan servicers from allegedly submitting affidavits or signing  notices that appear to have [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

Klein Introduces Bill on Corporate Responsibility, Holocaust Accountability

Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) announced last week that he will introduce legislation demanding corporate responsibility from companies that had a role in the Nazi Holocaust. Congressman Klein’s legislation, developed with the help of Holocaust survivors and their families, is in direct response to controversial high-speed rail projects pending in Florida and California. In both states, [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Six amendments on Florida’s Nov. 2 election ballot

Amendment #1: Repeal of public campaign financing requirement.  This amendment passed during the 2009 Legislative Session by a vote of 80-34. Miami Herald writes a good explanation of the issue. Link to full Amendment 1 detail. Amendment #2: Homestead ad valorem tax credit for deployed military personnel. The Florida Legislature passed the proposal in May [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Tallahassee | Read More »

Florida leads in clean energy funding

Florida Opportunity Fund LOGO

Lucky enough to live in Florida? The Florida Energy and Climate Commission has tapped the Florida Opportunity Fund to launch the Clean Energy Investment Program, providing an initial $36 million in federal stimulus dollars for projects across the State to spur economic development in renewable energy and energy efficiency. “From renewable energy products to energy [...]

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Department of Energy awards millions in renewable and energy efficiency, Part 1


The Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded $37 million dollars for marine and hydrokinetic energy technology development. In the largest single U.S. funding commitment to date for this technology, DOE announced on September 9 its selections for more than $37 million in funding to accelerate the technological and commercial readiness of emerging marine and hydrokinetic technologies. These [...]

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government,Local news | Read More »

Parkland news briefs

Library News Monday, September 20, 2010, 5:00pm – Instrument Petting Zoo presented by United by Music, Inc. Join us for a fun filled workshop Instrument Petting zoo!  Students from 5 to 14 years of age are welcome.  United by Music, Inc is a non-profit organization designed to provide opportunities for children of Broward County to be [...]

September 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Latest news,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

PSC Allows Verizon to Discontinue White Pages Delivery on a Trial Basis

Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today granted Verizon Florida LLC (Verizon) a temporary two-year rule waiver that allows the company to suspend white page directory distribution to its local residential customers.  Verizon had sought a permanent rule waiver based on reduced consumer demand for the directory. Commissioners unanimously approved the temporary rule waiver with the [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward commission skips passing resolution against Amendment 4

By Andrea Freygang Broward County commissioners passed on taking an official stance on Amendment 4, despite the majority of them being against the constitutional amendment. The bill, put forth as a citizen initiative would require a vote by residents and all land-use and comprehensive plan changes put forth by a local government. The first speaker [...]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

New jobs portal for Florida veterans


A new online jobs portal to provide employment services to Florida veterans has been created. Employ Florida Vets, the newest initiative in Florida’s longstanding commitment to veterans, helps match servicemen and women to the jobs and training opportunities that suit the skills and experience gained in the military. “Our courageous veterans are proven, skilled leaders [...]

September 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Miramar looking for volunteers for community garden

The City of Miramar is proud to announce the newly inaugurated Community Garden located at Fairway Park, 3700 Largo Drive. Openings are available for interested individuals who are: · Miramar Residents · 16 years old and up · Pledge to volunteer for a minimum one hour per week for six months · Complete the forms [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Miramar,Volunteers | Read More »

PSC talking about cost of nuclear power plant in S. Florida today


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will continue a hearing on nuclear cost recovery beginning Tuesday, September 7.  Commissioners voted to continue the proceeding to hear from all witnesses, including Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), intervenors, and PSC staff. To learn more about FPL’s nuclear power plan, click here and here. Commissioners will consider [...]

September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,FPL,Local news | Read More »

Florida’s Updated Enhanced Mitigation Plan approved by FEMA


TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist recently announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Florida’s updated 2010 enhanced mitigation plan.  The recent approval of the plan by FEMA continues the increased percentage of total federal assistance the state receives for disaster mitigation activities at [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Florida launches ENERGY STAR Residential HVAC site; rebates available

energy star logo

Learn how to receive a Florida ENERGY STAR® Residential HVAC rebate by visiting www.rebates.com/floridahvac.  Beginning Monday, August 30, 2010, Florida homeowners who upgrade their air conditioning systems can qualify to receive a $1,500 rebate.  The program will end on Friday, December 31, 2010, or when the $15 million in rebate funds are depleted. These purchases [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Unemployment increases statewide; Florida has less jobs


Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2010 is 11.5 percent, up marginally by 0.1 percentage point over the previous month.  This represents 1,055,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,214,000.  The June unemployment rate for Florida was 11.4 percent. This is down from an 18-month peak of 12 percent in January. In Broward, [...]

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Florida proposes “Arizona” style immigration laws

Take it back

Attorney General Bill McCollum today joined Representative  William Snyder, other legislative leaders and law enforcement officials to  unveil proposed legislation aimed at curbing illegal immigration in the  State of Florida. The proposed legislation will require law enforcement  officers to check suspected illegal immigrants’ status in the course of a  lawful stop, require Florida businesses to [...]

August 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Culture,Employment,International relations,Local news,National politics,Tallahassee | Read More »

NOAA still expects busy hurricane season as La Nina develops

Hurricane Ike

The Atlantic Basin remains on track for an active hurricane season, according to the scheduled seasonal outlook update issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. With the season’s peak just around the corner – late August through October – the need for preparedness plans is essential.

August 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hurricane season,Local news,Weather | Read More »

State education department seeking more FCAT cost reimbursements

From State Education commissioner Eric Smith on Friday, July 23, 2010: “Today, the Department issued a second letter to NCS Pearson demanding a payment of $11,720,000 for liquidated damages associated with their delays in the delivery of this year’s FCAT results. This request is for the late delivery of mathematics and reading FCAT results for [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Crist signs executive order extending unemploment benefits


Agency for Workforce Innovation Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo today applauded Governor Charlie Crist for signing Executive Order 10-170, authorizing Floridians who qualify for Extended Benefits to resume receiving those benefits through December 4, 2010, as authorized by federal law on July 22, 2010. The Governor’s executive order is in response to this new law that [...]

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

South Floridians ask legislators for vote on offshore drilling

Ray Del Papa drove from Miami to participate in the rally.

Environmentalists around the state are hoping that a special session starting tomorrow, July 20, in Tallahassee will let voters in Florida decide on the offshore drilling issue. In one of many gatherings around Florida, a small group gathered Monday on the steps of Oakland Park City Hall, also home to Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater’s [...]

July 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Oakland Park,Oil,Tallahassee | Read More »

Unemployment rate drops for third month in a row in Florida


Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2010 is 11.4 percent.  This represents 1,056,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,237,000.  The unemployment rate is down 0.3 percentage point from the May rate of 11.7 percent. This is the third consecutive monthly decline in the state’s unemployment rate and the lowest rate since October [...]

July 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

FL Attorney General files brief in support of Arizona Immigration Law


Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that  Florida has joined Michigan, seven other states and the territory of the  Mariana Islands in an amicus brief supporting the Arizona immigration law.

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant public hearings this week: Speak your mind

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

Thursday, July 15, 2010 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct two public scoping meetings regarding the Turkey Point nuclear power plant combined license application for Units 6 and 7. There will be two open house(s): 12:00 – 1:00pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm. at the Homestead YMCA, 1034 Northeast 8th. Street, Homestead, Florida. Staff [...]

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,FPL,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Free foreclosure workshop in Sunrise July 17

On Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the City will present a Foreclosure Intervention & Homeowners’ Assistance Clinic at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351). This free workshop for residents, brought to you by the Sunrise City Commission and the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, will include educational sessions [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Sunrise | Read More »

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