Thursday, December 12, 2019
Bill Herrle, the Florida executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), weighed in on the report on Wednesday when he spoke at Small Business Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee, noting “Floridians lose out on billions of dollars in income, and over a hundred thousand jobs are lost each year due to lawsuits.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest forecast of orange production in Florida and found it unchanged from the projection made last month.
Small business optimism rose in November, according to a new study from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) which was released on Tuesday.
The FRF is backing a proposal from state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, insisting it “will level the playing field and restore the free market by enforcing the law that businesses must pay these taxes.”
Former Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg weighed in last week as the effort to sell the JEA continues. Schellenberg offered the following letter to the editor, taking aim at a proposed compensation package for JEA employees:
Last week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out a proposal “to increase opportunities for private businesses to provide goods and services to the federal government without the threat of unfair competition from a government agency.”
Last week, the Florida Realtors noted that the number of foreigners buying homes in the Sunshine State are starting to drop even as domestic sales remain strong.
Many believe the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement‭ (‬USMCA‭) will come up for a vote in Congress before the end of the year.‭ ‬As you may know,‭ ‬USMCA is the new trade deal between the United States,‭ ‬Mexico,‭ ‬and Canada,‭ ‬that would replace the‭ ‬25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement‭ (‬NAFTA‭)‬.
Last week, as part of the “How Washington Wastes Your Money” series that he does with the Heritage Foundation, Scott released an online video ripping into the Green New Deal. 
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Tex., James Risch, R-Idaho, Angus King, I-Maine, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Susan Collins, R-Maine,  to send a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee, asking for his assurance that the FERC understands the threat posed to U.S. national security by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. due its connection to the Chinese regime.