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Rick Scott announces 14 board appointments

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced 14 appointments to a variety of state boards and commissions. Pinellas County Housing Authority Scott began by reappointing Joseph Triolo and Michael Guju to the Pinellas County Housing Authority. Triolo, 59, of Saint Petersburg, is a program manager for Duke Energy. He is reappointed for a term ending Jan. 21, 2018. Guju, 57, of Palm Harbor, is the president of Guju Law Firm and Equity National Title. He is reappointed for a term ending…

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Diane Roberts: Nature at war with Florida — thanks, Rick Scott!

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The streets of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale flood on a distressingly regular basis; the drinking water in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties is getting salty; mosquitoes infect you with Zika; toxic algae in our rivers, lakes and seas will give you a hideous rash, attack your nervous system, and impair your liver. Nature has declared war on Florida. Thanks, Rick Scott. To be fair, our desperate environmental straits are not entirely this governor’s fault. Dumping filthy runoff into our…

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Florida regulators OK plan to increase toxins in water

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Despite the objection of environmental groups, state environmental regulators voted Tuesday to approve new standards that will increase the amount of cancer-causing toxins allowed in Florida’s rivers and streams under a plan the state says will protect more Floridians than current standards. The Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-2 to approve a proposal that would increase the number of regulated chemicals from 54 to 92 allowed in rivers, streams and other sources of drinking water, news media outlets reported. The final…

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Gov. Rick Scott announces 11 board appointments

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced 11 appointments to a variety of state regulatory boards. Diabetes Advisory Council Scott named four to the Diabetes Advisory Council, which advises the state on diabetes prevention, diagnosis, education, care, treatment, impact, and costs. Dr. Kimberly Reed, 50, of Davie, is a professor at Nova Southeastern University. She succeeds Dr. Rulx Ganthier Jr. for a term ending July 1, 2019. Christel Marchand Aprigliano, 45, of Tampa, is the CEO of The Diabetes Collective nonprofit organization. She…

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