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  • FWC releases 2022 boating accident statistical report

    Following a successful National Safe Boating Week and a Memorial Day weekend with zero boating fatalities, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has released the 2022 Boating Accident Statistical Report. “We had fewer boating accidents in Florida in 2022 than we did in 2021 but fatalities statewide were up,” said Lt. Col. Brian […]

  • Florida audit reveals issues with Office of Insurance Regulation contracts

    (The Center Square) — A recent audit of Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation revealed issues with employee contracts, contract management by unqualified personnel and a lack of contract reporting. The Office of Insurance Regulation is responsible for all activities concerning insurers, including rates, licensing, issuance of certificates of authority, and administrative services. The OIR is […]

  • May 10: Gopher Tortoise Day

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites you to celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day by getting involved in conservation efforts with our state’s only native tortoise, a state-listed Threatened Species. Gopher Tortoise Day is on April 10 but you can also celebrate year-round. Florida residents play an important part in conserving gopher tortoises, which […]

  • Hotels on hiring spree with better wages, benefits, flexibility

    By: American Hotel Association (AHLA) Survey: 79% of hotels report staffing shortages WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2023) – As nearly 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Seventy-one percent […]

  • FWC continues to monitor avian influenza across Florida

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor bird mortalities suspected to be attributed to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza throughout Florida. This strain has been documented in the United States since 2021 and was detected for the first time in Florida in January 2022. The FWC has documented the virus in 37 […]

  • DeSantis signs bill to strip Disney of self-governance privileges

    The Center Square — The Walt Disney Company has officially lost its cozy relationship with Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Monday in Lake Buena Vista to sign House Bill 9B that will put an end to many of Disney’s governance privileges with the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Critics charge that Disney will […]

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