Sunday, December 8, 2019
Across the nation, Americans will spend a record high $25 billion on Mother’s Day with the average American spending around $200. 
Last week, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., showcased his “NIST Creation of Composite Standards Act” which has U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., as a cosponsor. Other backers include U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif. 
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, offered his take on gas prices and said drivers will be in for a bumpy ride in the coming weeks. 
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., brought out the “Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act" on Thursday, insisting the bill “would create excise tax fairness for potable, electronically-aerated bait containers to be the same as the parts used to assemble it."
On Tuesday, the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations met for a hearing titled, “Lost Opportunities? SBA’s Engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
Like Patronis, Rivard is based out of Panama City where he is a partner at Harrison, Rivard, Duncan and Buzzett. Rivard is no stranger to public service, including serving as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 
Liberal activists are gloating over their ability to deceive Americans into believing that their taxes didn’t decrease last year. Big mistake. “Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success, but progressive groups did a really good...
Rooney wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday “urging the administration to encourage and incentivize our allies in Canada and Europe to cease doing business with GAESA, the front organization owned by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces..."
On Monday, EFI announced it was launching a Rural Marketing and Education Grant Program “aimed at increasing economic development activity in Florida’s rural communities and regions” with funds providing  “assistance for educational, technical and marketing-related goals.”
Jose Hidalgo believes his company is in good shape, as is the industry as a whole in Florida, but he is keeping a watchful eye on a bill moving through the Florida Legislature that would limit the amount of THC in a flower of marijuana to 10 percent.