Monday, March 1, 2021
Florida saw advanced energy employment increase by 5 percent in 2019, more than double the state’s overall job growth rate. With more than 182,000 workers in Florida, the advanced energy industry has become a significant segment of the state’s economy.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is co-sponsoring the proposal. 
The average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.61 on Sunday, the same as the start of last week. That is below the national average of $2.72 a gallon. 
This year’s award will total $3.8 million. Orlando’s inclusion in the program was restored in 2018 after a multi-year drought, following advocacy by the three representatives.
LaMarca’s proposal will include three bills: one to implement the policy, one to implement the new license, and one to implement the new tax structure.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, is sending a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos after the company removed the book “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” by conservative scholar Ryan Anderson from the Amazon website, Kindle, and Audible platforms.
Rubio introduced the bill this week with Scott’s support. During the decade he has been in the U.S. Senate, Rubio has championed the bill, backing former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s, D-Fla., proposal before becoming the sponsor after Scott defeated that Democrat back in 2018.
Both of Florida’s U.S. senators---Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--have lined up to oppose President Joe Biden’s proposed corporate tax rate increase.
The grant aims to help scale entrepreneurship-related initiatives across the state’s career and technical education (CTE) programs. A total of 22 agencies were awarded, ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 dollars for each proposal.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence convened an open hearing to examine the SolarWinds hack.