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Sets Public Hearing for Proposed Change To Human Rights Ordinance. Broward County, Fla - Protecting human rights is a priority of the Broward County Commission.  This week Commissioners established an annual Human Rights Day with a proclamation presented by Mayor Kristin Jacobs. The Human Rights Day designation, which will be observed each June 21, was chosen to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the Commission's enactment of the Human Rights Act in 1978. “It's really great to be reading this proclamation as we look at all of the rights that are being infringed on people around the world and seemingly even here in our own state.  It’s important that we mark this day,” said Mayor Jacobs who presented the proclamation to members of the Broward County Human Rights Board.
Today, Governor Rick Scott was joined by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and U.S. Representative Steve Southerland to announce that the State of Florida will file a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Georgia’s unchecked and growing consumption of water, which is threatening the economic future of Apalachicola. Governor Scott said the state would file the lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court in September. He made the announcement following a tour of Apalachicola Bay Tuesday with Sen. Rubio, several area legislators and elected officials.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, continued his efforts to prepare students for the upcoming school year by delivering hundreds of book bags to youth during his Community Festival at Gwen Cherry Park on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The Community Festival featured free health screenings for residents, back-to-school physicals for students, line dancing, a Movie Night for children and a Jazz Concert for adults.
Presents Business Ambassador Award to President and CEO, Bill Yeargin Governor Rick Scott today celebrated Correct Craft's recent growth where the company has added 150 jobs since 2010 and continues to be a leader in the recreation and competition boating industry.  Governor Scott presented Correct Craft’s President and CEO, Bill Yeargin, with a Business Ambassador Award for his efforts in growing jobs and opportunities for Florida families.
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