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Get that SunPass ready – tolls are coming back

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Toll collections will resume at 12:01 a.m. Thursday on most state toll roads after being lifted Sept. 5 in advance of Hurricane Irma’s trek across Florida.

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Rick Scott: ‘Our No. 1 priority is protecting life’

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State offices in more than two dozen counties will be closed beginning Thursday, and counties up and down the east coast are encouraging residents to evacuate ahead Hurricane Matthew. The state Department of Management Services closed state offices in 26 counties on Thursday and Friday. The announcement came as Hurricane Matthew barrels over the Bahamas and takes aim at Florida. “We haven’t had a storm like this in a long time,” said Gov. Rick Scott during a storm briefing in…

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Rick Scott orders FDOT to suspend tolls in counties with Hurricane Matthew evacuations

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Florida’s Department of Transportation will suspend tolls in counties where there are evacuation orders. The National Hurricane Center has called Hurricane Matthew a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. The most recent forecast showed the entire east coast — spanning from Monroe to Nassau counties — could experience tropical storm or hurricane force winds, beach erosion, rip currents, and heavy rain. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency earlier this week in all of Florida’s…

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Florida debt rises slightly after 4 years of decline

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Florida’s amount of debt is rising after dropping four straight years. That’s according to an annual report presented Tuesday to Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Cabinet. The new report shows that Florida’s overall debt stood at $25.7 billion at the end of June. That’s an increase of $1.5 billion over the previous fiscal year. The increase was primarily because of money borrowed to cover the expansion of Interstate 4 in Central Florida. Scott pointed out during the presentation…

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