Ron DeSantis Taps Melanie Griffin to Lead Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Melanie Griffin as secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Griffin, who is...

Donna Shalala Named to House Education and Labor Committee

Shalala, who was named to the powerful U.S. House Rules Committee earlier this month, was the only Florida Democrat to be included in the new assignments. 

Marco Rubio, Raphael Warnock Team Up on ‘Farm to Base Food Security Act’ to...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., showcased their proposal to “help the federal government better understand the...

DEO Starts Small Business Emergency Loans to Businesses Hurt by Coronavirus

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) approved the first two Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans to businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Enterprise Florida Shines a Light on 2021‘s Economic Success

This week, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) announced its major accomplishments in 2021 and proclaimed it “another significant year of economic growth under the leadership...

Black Lives Matter Wants A Boycott Of White-Owned Companies During Holiday Season

'We’re dreaming of a #Blackxmas,” insists the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The group’s website calls for its members and those who align themselves with...

Jimmy Patronis Looks Back on 2021 and Ahead to 2022

Gearing up to run a second full term in 2022, this week, state CFO Jimmy Patronis reviewed the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) record...
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Rick Scott: U.S. Needs to Get Tough With China, Huawei

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., a key ally of the White House, offered advice for the Trump administration on Asian affairs even as President Donald Trump continued to try to hammer a trade deal with China and met with North Korean leaders.

State Rep Wants to Expand Educational Program for Florida National Guard

With the Florida Legislature ready to convene for its regular session at the start of the new year, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs,...
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Nikki Fried Warns that Phosphogypsum Stacks, Including Piney Point, Threaten Florida’s Waters

Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) provided formal public comment at the Florida...
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Jimmy Patronis Recognizes January as Financial Wellness Month

In recognition of January as Financial Wellness Month, this week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis encouraged Floridians to take steps to secure...
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Darren Soto Leads Bipartisan Letter Calling on State Department to Restore Visa Processing Appointments

Last week, a member of the Florida delegation led a congressional effort to have the U.S. State Department restore visa processing appointments and lower...
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