Florida Man Sentenced For Disaster Assistance FraudU.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Deontres Javan Taylor (27, Jacksonville) to 24 months in federal prison for disaster assistance fraud involving Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) benefits. As part of the sentence, the Court also ordered Taylor to pay restitution to the United States in the amount of $8,083.19.
Florida Covid Vaccine Eligibility Now Available To Residents Age 40 And OlderAs of Monday, people ages 40 and older in Florida are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and officials say they are increasing the amount of doses available at the federal vaccine site in Tampa.
Tampa FEMA Covid Vaccine Site Operating At 'Little To No Wait'On Wednesday morning, health officials say the federal Covid vaccination site in Tampa is operating at little to no wait.
New Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Site Opens In TampaOfficials say the FEMA-funded site will only be giving Pfizer vaccines at first, and certain people will be able to get the shot.
Residents React To New Federal COVID-19 Vaccine SiteMany people who got vaccinated at the FEMA site say everything went smoothly and quickly when it came to getting their COVID-19 vaccine.
Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues AttacksGovernor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for...outside of the right-wing blogosphere.
Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It's ConvenientWhen the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective AdministrationThe 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.