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AAA: Hurricane Michael Not Expected to Impact Gas Prices

Citing the State of Emergency that Gov. Rick Scott called for 35 of the 67 counties in the state, AAA insisted that will help contain prices as it “limits the amount a retailer can raise the price on commodities like gasoline” and insisting there was “not significant upward pressure on prices at the pump” though that could change as the storm continues. 

Florida Delegation Gets $30 Million for Cybersecurity Center in Osceola County

Soto announced at the end of last week that the funds for Bridging the Information Development Gap (BRIDG), a non-profit private-public partnership. According to the congressman’s office, the funds will be used to “establish a Microelectronics Cybersecurity Center and to develop trusted microelectronic devices in a secure environment to support the Department of Defense.”
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News from Around Florida

Pam Bondi slams Andrew Gillum for backing Aramis Ayala, Hillary Clinton to campaign for Andrew Gillum and Publix creating 700 jobs in Central Florida over the next decade.

Al Lawson Gets Bill Giving Small Businesses More Access to Federal Contracts Through House

With backing on both sides of the aisle, freshman U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., was able to get his proposal giving small businesses more chances to get federal contracts passed the U.S. House. 

Mario Diaz-Balart Goes to Bat for New Zip Codes for Miami Lakes, Ocoee

Diaz-Balart urged the Senate to pass his bill, something that did not happen two years ago. 

Google Spying on Consumers Who Turn Off Location Services

The most damaging report came from the Associated Press which describes how many apps from Google continue to collect and store location data even after a user disables location services. 

NFIB Backs Ron DeSantis for Governor

NFIB’s Florida executive director Bill Herrle, whose group consists of more than 10,000 businesses across the Sunshine State, jabbed Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate, on economic issues. 

Unemployment Rate in Florida Held Steady in August

Florida saw 20,000 new private sector jobs in August but the state’s unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent, the same as it was in July. 

Mario Diaz-Balart Secures $4.35 Million to Help Florida Agriculture

On Thursday, Diaz-Balart said that the Agriculture Department was sending the funds to the Sunshine State through its Specialty Crop Block Grant program.
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Harris Poll Names Top Consumer Brands for 2018

Since 1963, Harris Insights and Analytics, a market research firm, has run one of the longest running surveys--dubbed the Harris Poll--measuring public opinion in the U.S. and the 2018 version has been released. 

Companies in Florida Offering Major Perks for Holiday Seasonal Hiring

While we still have two months until Black Friday, retailers are already planning ahead for the staffing for the holiday season.

Down in the Polls, Ron DeSantis Needs to Stop the Bleeding With Independents

DeSantis needs to get in gear and win back some of those independents from Gillum and the economy remains his best card to play. He’s going to have to step up his efforts if he wants to keep the governorship of the largest swing state in the nation in the GOP’s hands. 
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