Members of the Florida Cabinet addressed unfinished business Tuesday after joining Gov. Rick Scott in being sworn in for their second terms.
Ground was broken Tuesday in the Florida Capitol courtyard, next to the House Office Building, for the state’s new Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
Florida’s chief financial officer will be staying in Tallahassee. Republican incumbent Jeff Atwater has been elected to another term as Florida’s CFO.
An outdated accounting system is forcing Florida to delay payments to schools and healthcare providers.
There are four statewide offices on November’s ballot, and the Florida Democratic Party is essentially conceding two of them.
The Florida Police Benevolent Association will back all three Republican Cabinet incumbents in the November elections, but will support Democrat Charlie Crist in the race for governor, the organization announced Monday.
Gov. Rick Scott said it was “the right thing to do” for the Cabinet on Tuesday to approve the sale of four closed jails and three other sites to raise money for future land preservation.
Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist are now officially on the 2014 ballot.
Qualifying gets underway Monday for candidates who want to run in Florida’s 2014 elections.
Miami-Dade’s Turkey Point may be getting two nuclear reactors in the future.