Category Archives: News

  1. Representative Stephanie Murphy’s Senior Event

    On September 18, 2018, U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy and her office will be holding a Free Senior Resource Fair. A vast variety of organizations will be available throughout the event to provide the Senior Citizens of our community with much needed and beneficial information on legal services, health care, government services, community resources and much…

  2. Reading Scholarship Accounts

    The Reading Scholarship Accounts allows parents with children in Florida public school to access services for their children in grades three through five who are having trouble reading. In order to be eligible for a Reading Scholarship Account your child must meet the following requirement: • Enrolled in third or fourth grade in 2017-18 •…

  3. Senator Marco Rubio holds “Mobile Office Hours” at SCBALAS Veteran’s Clinic

    Starting July 12th, our office will have the pleasure to work alongside Senator Marco Rubio’s Mobile office at our monthly Veterans Clinics where his staff will be assisting during their “Mobile Office Hours.” During these hours, their office will be assisting individuals with federal paperwork or any issues with a federal agency that deal with…

  4. Changes in Law Concerning Expunction of Criminal History Record

    –Written by Silvia McLain Expunction of a criminal record requires all criminal justice agencies possessing such a record to physically destroy it. Once the record is expunged, a person may lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge an arrest covered by the expunged record, subject to some exceptions. Expunction is prohibited if person was acquitted at…

  5. Hope Scholarship and Reading Account Scholarship

    Written by Daniel Woodruff, University of Florida 2018 House Bill 7055 has created two scholarship opportunities for the upcoming school year: Hope Scholarship Program and Reading Scholarship Accounts. The first scholarship is for public school students (grades K5-12) who experience incidents of bullying, harassment, violence, etc. as described in the Florida Statute 1002.40. The scholarship…