Wednesday, May 12, 2021
A new wave of charity-oriented cryptocurrencies is allowing people to give back while still letting them take advantage of the benefits of using cryptocurrency.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it has approved a grant of $7,019,830 for the state of Florida to reimburse the former Bay Medical Center for repairs after Hurricane Michael in 2018. The grant reimburses the...
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has brought back his proposal for the U.S. Commerce Department to increase regulation on the international shark trade. Rubio has been pushing the “Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act” since 2018 and he reintroduced it...
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Florida’s state hemp program, overseen by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). The department and its Office of Cannabis manage and regulate Florida’s hemp program and cannabis products, including CBD. Agriculture Commissioner...
This week, the Florida delegation in the U.S. House, led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., brought back the “Florida Coastal Protection Act” which make the current ban on oil drilling off the...
With recent media reports that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her Chief Operations Officer (COO) separately visited Florida, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a letter to her on Monday providing her and her team with tourism...
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Col., is co-sponsoring the proposal which “grants the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the statutory authority to conduct oversight of the aluminum market and to investigate price setting, benchmarking, and reporting entities" and “enables the Department of Justice to consult with the CFTC to ensure all regulatory and oversight actions align with antitrust statutes.”
On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “The Backbone of the Economy: How Small Businesses in Florida Have Fared During the Pandemic.” The briefing outlines how Florida’s 2.7 million small businesses – which employ 3.5 million employees or roughly 41.7 percent of the private workforce – have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gaetz introduced the ‘‘Doolittle Raiders Post Office Building” bill this week in commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid during World War II.
Other backers of Blackburn’s proposal include U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Mike Lee, R-Utah.