Florida Realtors® Announces New General Counsel

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Juana Watkins, J.D., will serve Florida Realtors® as its new general counsel and vice president of law and policy. Florida Realtors logo (PRNewsFoto/Florida Realtors) For the past several months, Watkins, 45, served the state association as its associate general counsel. She brings more than 16 years of leadership […]

The Notre Dame leprechaun took a spill on the Winter Classic ice

Before the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks faced off in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium, the university’s famous leprechaun mascot made an appearance on the ice — and proceeded to lose an edge. NBC replayed the spill during the broadcast, with analyst Pierre McGuire commenting that the leprechaun “went down like a power […]

$30M approved for counties impacted by Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Housing Finance Corporation Board unanimously approved $30 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds for counties most impacted by Hurricane Michael. Friday’s decision allows housing staff to proceed with the development Request for Application (RFA) for HOME Program financing and authorize the Executive Director to establish a review committee for […]

Tampa chamber to focus on workforce development and affordable housing in coming year

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s policy agenda for 2019 also includes following plans to spend revenue from a new transportation sales tax and working to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in the area. Jamie Harden, left, the incoming chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and outgoing chamber chairman Steve Bernstein discuss the […]

Audit details errors Florida made in issuing gun permits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida department that approves gun permits and licenses for security guards and private investigators had inadequate oversight that led to hundreds of permits issued in error, according to a state audit released this week. The state auditor general report details many of the problems that were previously disclosed by the Department […]

FEMA hiring locals to help area recover from Hurricane Michael

FEMA NORTHWEST FLORIDA (Press Release) – The latest FEMA Disaster Recover Update: • FEMA is hiring people who live in areas affected by Hurricane Michael to join our recovery team as temporary employees. Hiring temporary staff locally allows FEMA to diversify the workforce while affording opportunities for survivors to help other survivors. Jobs are available […]

Merkel critic Seehofer wants to resign as Bavarian conservative chief: media

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is seen before German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s commemorative speech at Berlin’s Reichstag to mark the 100th anniversary of the Weimar Republic, in Berlin, Germany, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt BERLIN (Reuters) – German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, a critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal asylum policies, has told members of […]