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A single-portal web site for Florida government, featuring
news from Florida Governor Jeb Bush
Billed as "Online Sunshine," this very comprehensive site
offers information on everything from bills and committees to lobbyist information.
Florida Attorney General
Consumer information, Florida's Lemon Law, legal opinions,
victim services, and more are highlighted here.
FLAIR - Florida Accounting Information
The FLAIR/DIS Helpdesk is the central point to report requests
for assistance dealing with ALL types of Division of Information Systems
services regarding state accounting resources. The DIS Helpdesk was formerly
known as the SAMAS Helpdesk.
Florida Department of State
The Secretary of State's Office offers information and a
variety of services including on-line voter registration and access to the
State Library catalog. It also handles registration of corporations.
The Florida Department of Commerce was abolished by Legislative
mandate and a public-private partnership, Enterprise Florida, Inc., was created
to lead the economic development efforts for the State of Florida. This
new website offers information the state's economy and business opportunities.
Florida Department of Business
and Professional Regulation
This site offers a broad range of consumer information and
search functions, including features that let consumers check up on professional
licenses, alcohol and tobacco delinquencies, and restaurant inspection reports.
Florida Department of Transportation
Offers maps and information on state highway construction
programs, safety initiatives, trucking regulations, and more.
The Florida Lottery
Check up on not only the winning numbers, but special programs,
news releases, and distribution of funds to education.
Florida Department of Revenue
The department offers information on state taxes, a Taxpayer's
Bill of Rights, and child support regulations, including a list of arrest
orders for delinquent parents.
Department of Management Services
On-line access to information including state employee collective
bargaining agreement, vendor information, state insurance benefits, and
State of Florida: Department
of Elder Affairs
The Department of Elder Affairs is charged with maximizing
the opportunity for self-sufficiency and personal independence of Florida's
elders. Their site offers information on everything from elderly rights
and issues to retirement in Florida.
Florida Department of Community
Emergency management, community development, housing information,
Florida Department of
This site offers a "Consumer Menu" and an "Industry Menu"
for all your insurance-related questions. Consumer alerts and more are available
and updates are frequent.
Florida Department of Corrections
The issue of prisons is increasingly in the spotlight. This
site offers information on offender programs, facilities, and statistics
on corrections in Florida.
Florida Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles
Driver license info, tag and title, boating licenses, emissions
regulations, safety facts, and more can be found here.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Offers fishing, hunting, and licensing information, as well
as publications and conservation information.
Florida Public Service Commission
The state's utilities regulator offers information on hearings
and agendas, reports, among other information.
Florida Corrections Commission
This home page provides an extensive array of information
concerning criminal justice in Florida, with an emphasis on corrections.
You will find reports, meeting agendas, links to other criminal justice
sites, and much more.
Economic Research, Florida
Department of Citrus
Everything you ever wanted to know about the citrus industry
that made the Sunshine State famous, from scientific reports to recipes
for citrus concoctions.
Department of Agriculture and Consumer
"The freshest site on the web" features market information,
press releases, and even a cookbook with recipes using Florida ingredients.
Florida's Forest Protection
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is charged
with protecting our state forests. Their site offers information on fire
prevention, statistics, weather information and more.
Job Vacancy Locator
A very slick job-locating tool. Searches can be conducted
using location, salary range, type of work desired, or any combination.
Enter your preferences and see all the state jobs available that match your
Florida Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Florida Council on Economic Education
Governor's Mentoring Initiative
The Governor's Mentoring Initiative is an effort to recruit
200,000 Floridians to become mentors. Building off the wonderful volunteer
efforts begun by General Colin Powell with America's Promise and in coordination
with state agencies, businesses, nonprofit associations, and Florida schools,
this initiative is designed to help students excel in school.
Federal Regulatory Agencies
U.S. Securities Exchange Commission
The SEC is the federal regulator of securities laws and
works to protect investors, and ensure fair securities markets disclosure
of all material information concerning publicly traded securities. Information
at their site includes enforcement actions.
North American Securities Administrators
The North American Securities Administrators Association
(NASAA) is is an international and voluntary organization devoted to investor
protection whose membership consists of state, provincial, and territorial
securities administrators in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and
Federal Trade Commission
Useful information on consumer issues from telemarketing
to on-line privacy, as well as speeches, news releases, and more.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was created
by Congress in 1974 as an independent agency with the mandate to regulate
commodity futures and option markets in the United States. The agency protects
market participants against manipulation, abusive trade practices and fraud.
Department of the Treasury
The treasury formulates and recommends economic, fiscal
and tax policies; serves as financial agent of the United States Government;
enforces the law; protects the President and other officials; and manufactures
coins and currency. Find out what's new at by visiting this site.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Banking industry news, FDIC publications, statistics about
banks and banking, regulations, and much more are available at this site.
Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC no longer controls the issue of U.S. currency. Rather
it is the oldest federal financial regulatory body and oversees the nation's
federally chartered banks. For information on federally chartered financial
institutions, visit their site.
National Credit Union Administration
The NCUA is an independent federal agency that supervises
and insures 7,329 federal credit unions and insures 4,358 state-chartered
credit unions. It is entirely funded by credit unions and receives no tax
dollars. Their site is a useful source for information about the credit
union industry and issues.
Complete Florida Statutes from 1993-present. Includes a
Judicial Online Superhighway User Access
An excellent starting point for information on the court
system and conducting legal research.
Florida Department of Law
The FDLE provides criminal justice support services to every
local sheriff and police agency in the state. Their site offers information
on missing children, a list of registered sexual predators, Florida's most
wanted, and more.
Drug Enforcement Administration
Fugitive lists, publications, congressional testimony, and
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI website offers a broad selection of information
regarding the Bureau's investigations, programs, law enforcement services,
accomplishments, and history, including the famous 10 Most Wanted list.
U.S. Marshal Service
The nation's oldest law enforcement agency offers on-line
information on everything from employment opportunities to wanted fugitives
and how the public can participate in auctions of seized criminal assets.
Florida Highway Patrol
Created in 1939 as the Department of Public Safety with
60 uniformed officers, the FHP currently has over 2,000 employees and is
the largest division of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Their ite offers statistics, safety tips, news, and information on equipment
and employment opportunities.
U.S. Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service offers a variety of information
at its site, including tips on how to avoid mail fraud.
National Fraud Information Center
The NFIC helps consumers report fraud and offers helpful
advice on how to avoid becoming a victim. Incident reports are entered in
the NFIC database and referred electronically to the National Electronic
Fraud Database administered by the Federal Trade Commission and the National
Association of Attorneys General. This is an excellent source of information
on how to avoid being a victim of scams.
Nigeria - The 419 Coalition
Information on worldwide scam has run since the early 1980s
under Successive Governments of Nigeria. It is also referred to as "Advance
Fee Fraud", "419 Fraud" (Four-One-Nine) after the relevant section of the
Criminal Code of Nigeria, and "The Nigerian Connection" (mostly in Europe).
However, it is usually called plain old "419" even by the Nigerians themselves.
This site is a joint effort between Florida's Attorney General
and the FDLE. It offers the latest on crime and fraud in the state, as well
as links to law enforcement agencies and other resources.
Developed after "three painful experiences in the same week,"
the creators of this site keep users informed of on-line scams being perpetrated
on the net, including pyramid schemes and investment "opportunities."
Canadian Securities Administration
Information and investor education for Canadian securities
regulation. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is a forum for
the 13 securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories to coordinate
and harmonize regulation of the Canadian capital markets.
Idaho Department of
North Carolina Secretary of
Ohio Division of Securities
of Finance and Corporate Securities
Pennsylvania Securities Commission
West Virginia State Auditor's