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Obama urges nation to come together for holiday

By: Associated Press President Barack Obama is urging Americans to put aside partisan differences and come together as a nation for Thanksgiving. Obama, just re-elected to a second term, says in his weekly radio and Internet address that the country has "just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy and vital to our democracy." While the election required voters to make choices, Obama says ...

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NEW FPL PLANTS HELP FUEL RATE FIGHT

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA       THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 20, 2012.........Florida Power & Light says customers will benefit in the future because of "certainty." Critics say, not so fast. But as state regulators weigh a controversial settlement proposal that would lead to a $378 million increase in FPL's base rates in January, they also will have to consider hundreds of milli ...

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Broward Water Partnership Offers Rebates on Toilets and Other Free Incentives

Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom or simply in the market for a new toilet, now is the time to replace it. The Broward Water Partnership has teamed with the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show to help you learn how to save water and money — with rebates on water conserving toilets. If your toilets are pre-1994 models, chances are you’re sending lots of water and money down the drain. The B ...

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Florida Democrats Respond to Gov. Scott’s Interference in the 18th Congressional District Election

(Washington, DC) Today, the Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation released the following statement on Governor Rick Scott’s interference in the election of Florida’s 18thCongressional district: “Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to undermine and pressure St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker – just because he would prefer to keep Allen West in Congress – is yet another blatant display o ...

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Final Call to Florida Artists! for Lauderhill Library Project at Central Broward Regional Park

The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission an artist or artists to create original site-specific artworks for the Library portion of the new Lauderhill Cultural Center and Library, located adjacent to Central Broward Regional Park. It is intended that the artwork will enhance and support the library’s unique sports theme and sports-related programing.The artwork ...

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A Message To Broward Voters by Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Broward Supervisor of Elections

A Message to Broward Voters By Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Thursday, November 15, 2012   Dear Broward Voters,   The Broward County Supervisor of Elections’ Office located in South Florida, provided election services to over 1.1 million voters in the General Election conducted on November 6, 2012.  This election was one of the largest ever and attracted more than 76 ...

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SCOFLA: CITIZENS BAD FAITH CASE MUST GO TO TRIAL

By DAVID ROYSE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 15, 2012….The question of whether the state-created property insurance company is immune from a bad faith lawsuit must wait for a judgment in a trial court, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. A Panhandle property owner, San Perdido Association, had sued Citizens Property Insurance Corp. when Citizens didn't fully pay a claim ...

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Broward County Commission News – Think “No Frog. No Clog.” During The Holiday Season

Think "No Frog. No Clog." During The Holiday Season - County advises proper ways to dispose of fats, rags, oils and grease (FROG) - PHONE: 954-831-3049 EMAIL: schang@broward.orgA clogged sink or a backed-up toilet can be your worst nightmare during a holiday party. To avoid making it a reality, Broward County Water and Wastewater Services offers tips to properly dispose of fats, rags, oil and grease (FROG) ...

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Congresswoman Wilson Congratulates JudicialEleventh Circuit Court Judge William L. Thomas on His Presidential Nomination to the United States Sitrict Court for the Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Contact:   Gwen Belton November 14, 2012                 Phone:     (305) 619-5676 Congresswoman Wilson Congratulates Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge William L. Thomas on His Presidential Nomination to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida   MIAMI, FL – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), issued the following statement on ...

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Giving Thanks for Our Veterans By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

As the dust settles from the recent elections, we turn our focus in November to honoring our veterans, and giving thanks for our good fortune throughout the year. Each year on Veterans Day, Americans remember and honor those men and women who have defended our great country. Just as we must never forget their service and sacrifice, we must also stand firm in our commitment to help veterans as they return to ...

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