Vern Buchanan Calls on Small Businesses Hurt by Red Tide to Apply for SBA...
On Friday, Buchanan visited the SBA Disaster Assistance Center in Sarasota to focus on Economic Injury Disaster Assistance Loans. Small businesses located in Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties hurt by red tide can apply for those loans.
News and Notes From Across Florida
Credit card debt is rising fast with Floridians, the Jacksonville Landing shooting could lead to lawsuits and women-owned business rapidly growing in Florida.
Jimmy Patronis Wants to Hold Roundtables With Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
Patronis announced on Monday that he wants Citizens “to host a series of roundtables with his office to hear from stakeholders on how to best tackle assignment of benefits (AOB) fraud and help keep insurance rates low.”
Despite Hurricane Florence, Gas Prices Continue to Drop Across Florida
AAA released a study on Monday which found that, at the start of this week, gas prices averaged $2.77 a gallon in Florida, down three and a half cents from the week before and ten cents below the national average.
Rick Scott: $1.5 Million in Grant Funding for Small and Rural Communities Will Create...
This week, Gov. Rick Scott announced $1.5 million in Competitive Florida Partnership and Community Planning Technical Assistance grants for small and rural communities across...
Gas Prices on the Rise in Florida With Tropical Storm Gordon in the Gulf
With Tropical Storm Gordon looming in the Gulf, gas prices are on the rise in the Sunshine State. AAA released a report on Tuesday morning...
Rick Scott Sends Another $3 Million to Counties Hit by Red Tide
Scott announced on Friday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is sending another $3 million to help Floridians impacted by red tide, raising the total sent to that area to $9 million.
Florida Delegation Chairs Want More than $100 Million to Fight Harmful Algae, Red Tide
They are cosponsoring U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici’s, D-Oreg., “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act” which declares the HAB problem an “Event of National Significance” and “would trigger disaster-like funding for affected communities.”
Marco Rubio Tours Treasure Coast to Survey Toxic Algae Damage
Along with staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management Division and local officials, Rubio toured the St. Lucie Lock and Dam. After the tour on Thursday, the Florida Republican weighed in on the matter.
ATR: Andrew Gillum Will Raise Corporate Tax Rate 40.9 Percent
On Wednesday, after Gillum won the Democratic gubernatorial primary in an upset over former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) offered its take on what he will do to businesses across the Sunshine State.
Florida DEO Looks to Build Economic Ties Between Sunshine State and Puerto Rico
This past week, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Cissy Proctor traveled to Puerto Rico at Gov. Rick Scott’s request and the invitation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to meet with retailers.
Southwest Florida Congressmen Want SBA to Declare Disaster Due to Toxic Algae, Red Tide
U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney wrote SVA Administrator Linda McMahon on the matter on Friday, urging her to make a declaration for Lee County. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan followed suit on Monday, focusing on Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties.