Wednesday, December 2, 2020
DeSantis and Sowell met with representatives from BNY Mellon, FIDUS Partners, Soroban Capital Partners and TrustCo Bank.
According to Crist’s office, the proposal would have pet purchasers have access to a “‘Petfax’ report detailing the conditions in which the animal was bred, raised, and cared for” and “sellers of dogs and cats would have to divulge any violations of the Animal Welfare Act by the breeder, and the health history of the animal.” Crist’s proposal would also penalize sellers and breeders who engage in animal abuse.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, held a hearing titled “Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Michael's Impact on Northwest Florida's Small Businesses” on the Panhandle. 
The agreement will help “maintain relations that promote international commerce and economic development.” Right now, Mexico is Florida’s second-largest trade partner, doing almost $11 billion in business last year, up 8.3 percent from 2017. 
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., the top Democrat on the committee, sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), requesting information on the agency’s plan to ensure small businesses are prepared to respond to potential disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Chao said ports in 15 states and territories will get these funds including the Port of Palm Beach. 
“Nicotine products are addictive and pose a variety of serious health risks. This policy is a responsible step in fostering a culture of wellness at U-Haul, with the goal of helping our team members on their health journey,” said Jessica Lopez, U-Haul’s chief of staff.
The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) unveiled its holiday shopping forecast on Wednesday.
At the end of last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that financial services technology company FIS will build a 12-story global headquarters in Jacksonville by June 2022, adding 500 new employees.
Spano introduced the “Safeguarding Americans from Epidemics (SAFE) at Work Act" on Thursday. According to the congressman’s office, the bill “aims to incentivize employers to expand telework options so that more Americans are able to work from home, preventing further spread of COVID-19.”