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Lake County to host household hazardous waste collection events in Mount Dora and Fruitland...

In an effort to encourage residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way, Lake County Solid Waste is hosting two household hazardous waste collection events in March.

House Committee Releases Legislation to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, where Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) serves as the only Florida Republican, released the text of their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act through a budget process known as reconciliation.
Photos courtesy of Senator Rubio’s office.

Rubio Discusses Florida Water Issues with County Coalition Members

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) met today with members of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries, and Lake Worth Lagoon to discuss Florida water issues and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects

Statement from Rep. Webster on President Trump’s Joint Address

“As promised, President Trump’s address tonight was upbeat and presidential. In keeping with comments made during the campaign, he outlined his vision for reviving our economy – including investing in infrastructure and removing regulations that are crushing small businesses and stifling job creation. In just five weeks, working together Congress and President Trump have already cut $2.8 billion by rolling back over-burdensome regulations. The President’s commitment to improving infrastructure offers unique opportunity to build 21st century infrastructure for our district and America

Fla.’s Housing Market: More Sales, Rising Prices in Jan. 2017

Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 16,779 last month, up 5.2 percent from January 2016

Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Eustis

Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The county’s mobile connection unit will be on site from 9 a.m. – noon on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Eustis Square Shopping Center parking lot, located at 218 W. Ardice Ave., Eustis.
Water Quality

Buchanan Chairs Meeting on Red Tide, Water Quality

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan today chaired a bipartisan Florida congressional delegation meeting that focused on the state’s most pressing water issues. Thirteen members of Congress from both parties heard about the harmful impact of red tide and toxic algae on the state’s environment and economy

Buchanan Co-Chairs FL Delegation Meeting on State’s Water Issues

The co-chairs of Florida’s congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., announced today a bipartisan delegation meeting on some of the state’s most pressing water issues.

Leaders of Appropriations Subcommittee Call on GAO to Examine HUD’s Efforts to Protect Children...

In an effort to better protect families in HUD-assisted housing from lead-based paint hazards, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL25) and David Price (D-NC4) today called upon the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to produce a report on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) programs that address lead-based paint hazards.

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON NEW 115TH CONGRESS ASSIGNMENTS

U.S Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement regarding her new committee assignments for the 115th Congress, which includes a new appointment to the House Committee on the Budget, and two new Appropriations Committee assignments: one as Ranking Democrat on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, and the other, to the Energy and Water Subcommittee

2017 Real Estate Trends: Florida’s Economy ‘Outperformed’ U.S.

In 2016, Florida’s economy outperformed the nation in part because of better job creation, according to several economists who spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of about 500 Realtors® at the 2017 Florida Real Estate Trends event last week during Florida Realtors® Mid-Winter Business Meetings.

Lake County Fire Rescue welcomes 19 new firefighters

Lake County Fire Rescue’s new class of 19 probationary firefighters is nearly through an intensive five week training protocol, which includes search techniques, survival, wildland firefighting, advanced and basic life support, pump engine and truck operations, driving fire apparatus, extrication and more.

St. Lucie veterans’ nursing home on VA priority list for $38 million grant

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that the state of Florida is in line to receive a $38 million federal grant to build a new VA nursing home in St. Lucie County

Ross Appointed to Multiple New Subcommittees

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, has been appointed to multiple subcommittees within the House Committees of Financial Services (FSC) and Oversight and Government Reform (OGR).

SHARE Ross Calls on Congress to Pass Finish the Fence Act

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order on border security

Realtors® Association to Host 5th Annual Barrier Free 5K Charity Run

The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB), in partnership with the City of Boynton Beach, will host their 5th Annual Barrier Free 5k Charity Run, Walk & Roll at Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park, 3111 S. Congress Avenue, on Saturday, February 11.

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices Rise in Dec. 2016

Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and fewer all-cash sales in December, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 22,332 last month, up 0.8 percent from December 2015

Realtors® Commercial Alliance Installs 2017 Officers and Directors

At its 2017 Annual Installation, the Realtors® Commercial Alliance Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast (RCA), a division of the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB), announced Scott Field of Realty Associates as President. Other officers installed for a 1-year term include: Ken Duke of Illustrated Properties Commercial as President-Elect, Robert Goldstein of Hospitality Consultants as Secretary, Christina Morrison of Carmel Real Estate and Management as Treasurer, and Douglas Rooks of Century 21 All Professional as Treasure Coast Chairman.

Florida Realtors® 2017 Real Estate Trends: What’s Ahead for Fla. Real Estate?

The real estate market plays a vital role in Florida’s growth, and figuring out what lies ahead in 2017 is a key question for policymakers, residents and Realtors®. Several highly respected and nationally known economists will share their insights at Florida Realtors® 2017 Florida Real Estate Trends on Jan. 26, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

PLF’s Mark Miller To Receive Florida Bar Award

Pacific Legal Foundation today announced that Mark Miller, managing attorney with PLF’s Atlantic Center office in Palm Beach Gardens, will receive the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award at a ceremony on January 19.  Miller will be one of 21 lawyers from across the state recognized for their work on behalf of pro bono clients.  The ceremony will take place at the Supreme Court of Florida, in Tallahassee, and the presentation will be made by Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal, www.Miamire.com, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Key Rubio Provisions for Everglades Restoration Included in Senate Energy and...

The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which includes key provisions proposed by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) that would help advance critical Everglades restoration projects to benefit South Florida’s environment and economy, and help protect drinking water supplies.