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Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is the editor of Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida. Reach Kevin at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com

Francis Rooney, Matt Gaetz Push Resolution on Sea-Level Rise, Storms Impacting Florida

The resolution was sent to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday.

Susie Wiles Joins Ron DeSantis’ Campaign Team

Down in the polls against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., turned to Susie Wiles to chair his campaign for governor. 

Feds Send DCF More than $50 Million to Fight Opioids in Florida

Scott said on Wednesday that DFC was getting a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “to continue providing treatment and recovery support services for individuals seeking help for opioid use.”
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Gun Control PAC Giffords Backs More Democrats in Florida

Earlier this month, the PAC backed Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Ted Deutch, Stephanie Murphy and Debbie Wasserman Schultz as they run for reelection. 

Miami Dade Getting $11 Million from FTA for Compressed Natural Gas Buses

The funds are coming from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program to back “projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, and construct bus-related facilities.”

House Passes Brian Mast’s Secure Border Communications Act

After getting it through the U.S. House Ways and Means and the Homeland Security Committee, the House passed the bill on voice vote on Tuesday. With the clock ticking until the end of session, there is no companion measure over in the U.S. Senate. 

Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum Draw Fire in New TV Ads

With the Florida gubernatorial contest getting increasingly acrimonious with six weeks to go, both sides launched new attacks ad on Tuesday. 
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