Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Florida transportation officials halt payments to contractor amid SunPass problems

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Florida is halting payments to a company upgrading the SunPass toll-collection system until all the changes in the $287 million project are deemed “fully operational.” The Florida Department of Transportation announced Monday it is withholding payments to Maryland-based Conduent State & Local Solutions as work continues on the SunPass...

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Mike Pence will visit Cape Canaveral next month for a big space update

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Vice President Mike Pence will visit NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral next month to announce the first astronaut crews under NASA's Commercial Crew Program, according to sources familiar with the matter. Pence, who chairs the National Space Council, will confirm a new launch date for the first...

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Full Sail's CEO just donated $50K to 'NRA sellout' Adam Putnam

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 6:54 PM

Bill Heavener, a co-chairman and CEO of local for-profit school Full Sail University recently donated over $50,000 to Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate and self-described "proud NRA sellout" Adam Putnam. According to public records, on June 30 Heavener donated $52,500 to Putnam's political action committee, Florida Grown, in two separate...

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Florida election officials wrong to ban early voting on college campuses, advocates argue

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Florida elections officials were wrong to block on-campus early voting sites in Gainesville and Tallahassee, lawyers for the League of Women Voters of Florida told a federal judge Monday. But attorneys representing the state argued there was no indication that college students —- or anyone else —- would have...

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Two Winter Park teens behind Roger Trindade's death were sentenced today

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 4:46 PM

On Monday, two Winter Park teens convicted of manslaughter in the death of 15-year-old Roger Trindade were sentenced to serve about a year in a high-risk juvenile program, WESH reports. Judge Jennifer Harris ruled that the two teens will be sentenced under juvenile sanctions, meaning both will avoid prison...

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Lawsuit claims ex-supervisor in Putnam's office was told she 'worked for the NRA'

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM

A 2013 lawsuit from a former supervisor in Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's department alleged her bosses told her she "worked for the NRA" and pointed to "gross misconduct" regarding concealed weapons permits, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services settled...

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Trump was more pissed over video showing Russian missile strike on Florida than election meddling

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Despite the indictments of 12 Russians for their effort to hack Democrats' computers last week, President Donald Trump apparently threw a bigger hissy fit in March, when Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off a video depicting a missile strike on Florida, Axios reports. A bit of a lovers' quarrel? Trump didn't...

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Video shows Florida cops struggling to explain Rick Scott's incredibly vague public beach law

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order telling authorities not to enforce his own dumb law limiting public beach access, and now, a video shows just how confusing this whole thing really is. In the video, recently uploaded by Daniel Uhlfelder of Santa Rosa Beach, beachgoers can...

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Orlando resident starts petition to waive SunPass fees

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 2:56 PM

As millions of SunPass transactions are beginning to post to customer accounts, Mike Dimauro, a concerned Orlando resident, has started a petition to convince SunPass to waive all tolls imposed during the system's recent outage. The petition is addressed to Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Legislature, the Florida Department and the contractor Conduent. "We...

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Congrats to these five Republicans for somehow being dumber than Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Sacha Baron Cohen's new show Who Is America? debuted on Showtime last night, and arguably the most insane segment involved five Republicans advocating for the fictional "Kinder-Guardians" program, which proposes giving firearms to toddlers. The gang of five Republican who stared directly at the camera and supported giving semi-automatics...

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