Sunday, April 21, 2019
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 Florida. The grants administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will assist small and...
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 which showed that gas prices averaged $2.80 a gallon on Monday, a jump of 8...
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. 
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.”
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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
At an event in Orlando, Bill Herrle, the NFIB’s executive director in Florida, pointed to Patronis’ experience in the private sector as a reason his group was backing him for a full term.
Only time will tell whether his negotiations are successful.