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Gov. Scott announces long list of Tampa Bay-area board appointments

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After the Florida Senate’s inability to consider reappointments by the 2015 Regular Legislative Session sine die, Gov. Rick Scott announced 112 reappointments to various boards and commissions throughout the state, including these from the Tampa Bay region: Board of Athletic Training Brian Hudson, 51, of St. Petersburg, is vice president of sales and marketing for Pyramid Healthcare Solutions. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2018. Board of Directors, Enterprise Florida, Inc. Jesse Biter, 39, of Sarasota, is…

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Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan

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America’s oldest city is slowly drowning. St. Augustine’s centuries-old Spanish fortress and other national landmarks sit feet from the encroaching Atlantic, whose waters already flood the city’s narrow, brick-paved streets about 10 times a year — a problem worsening as sea levels rise. The city has long relied on tourism, but visitors to the fortress and Ponce de Leon’s mythical Fountain of Youth might someday have to wear waders at high tide. “If you want to benefit from the fact…

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Gov. Scott names five to state boards, including former Miami-Dade commissioner

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On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the names of five appointments to a variety of regulatory boards. The list includes former Miami-Dade mayoral candidate and County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Cancio to the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority. Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority   Scott announced the appointments of Jose “Pepe” Cancio and Cliff Walters to the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority. Both appointments are for a term ending April 6, 2018. Cancio, 75, of Key Biscayne, is a former Miami Dade County commissioner…

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