Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Wilson is a cosponsor of U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott’s, D-Va., “Raise the Wage Act” which would gradually increase the minimum wage until it reaches $15 an hour in 2024. Scott is the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee.
Not surprisingly, DeSantis garnered the applause of officials he appointed to his administration. Just as predictably, DeSantis drew jeers and fire from the left. 
With the Legislature kicking off its regular session on Tuesday, DeSantis returned to the themes that he stressed in the campaign including the “economic opportunities that lie before us,”  the “environmental challenges that require our attention” and “our obligations to education and public safety.”
Last week, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to bring back the “Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers (Protecting JOBs) Act” (S.609) which “would help to ensure borrowers are not inhibited from working in their trained field solely because they fell behind on their federal student loan payments..."
AIF plans to tackle a host of issues, releasing a 28 page agenda on Thursday. 
For the third year in a row, Bill Herrle, NFIB’s executive director in Florida, said his group is ready to push for cutting the business rent tax.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will fund infrastructure and workforce training programs in small and rural communities in the Sunshine State, including some hit by Hurricane Michael in October. 
Back in November, then Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced that Hurricane Michael caused $1.5 billion in damages to agriculture in the Sunshine State with the vast majority of it--around $1.3 billion--damaging the timber and forestry sectors.
Former state Sen. Dana Young, the president and CEO of Visit Florida, weighed in on the funds on Monday. She will head to the Panhandle for meetings on tourism to the area later in the week. 
At the end of last week, Soto threw his support behind U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s, D-Ohio, “Working on Rewarding and Keeping Employees Resilient (WORKER) Act" which they insist is a “sweeping economic bill aimed at resolving prominent challenges to American labor and job markets.”