Scott introduced the “American Privacy Protection (APP) Act” on Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., as a cosponsor.
The funds will reimburse the hospital for the cost of rebuilding the structure in Blountstown and hardening it to mitigate damage from future storms.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) administers the Emergency Bridge Loan program that provides short-term, zero-interest loans to small businesses that experienced physical damage or economic injury during Hurricane Sally.
FTW unveiled the “Economic Impact of a Rebounded and Revitalized Space Program on Florida’s Space Coast” examining the impact on local economies of the federal Space Shuttle Program’s discontinuation and the subsequent revival of the space industry in Florida thanks to private investment.
This week, Patronis distributed a video that targets businesses in California to relocate to Florida. The video serves as a follow-up correspondence to the same businesses the CFO issued letters to in August. The letters from Patronis focused on California’s poor fiscal management and disinterest in supporting business growth.
Earlier this week, Fried met with around 50 North Florida farmers suffering damage from the Category 2 storm. Many Florida agriculture producers are facing up to 100 percent crop losses, and cannot wait for potential federal financial assistance.
Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, more new pending sales, higher median prices and more new listings in August compared to a year ago despite the ongoing pandemic, according to Florida Realtors’ latest housing data.
"Gas prices have trickled lower since Labor Day weekend, which is traditionally the end of the summer driving season," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. "Florida drivers may see the state average slip below $2.10 this week. However, there are opposing forces affecting the market. While expectations of lower seasonal demand has helped pressure prices lower, gasoline supplies have also recently dipped, which led to strong gains in wholesale gas prices last week."
Moody announced that LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions Inc. will pay almost $10 million to resolve allegations that the company engaged in a systematic pattern of underreporting the number of motor vehicle crash reports it sold through a contract with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV).
Announcing the funds at an event on Thursday afternoon, Ross reviewed Leon County’s efforts in developing technology, praising the area as a “nucleus for innovation.” Ross said the project--which includes $6.8 million in local investments--will create 639 new jobs in a “high growth industry" over the next ten years. The facility itself will be finished by 2023.