Friday, June 5, 2020
UNF announced this week that its Coggin College of Business ranked fifth in the “Top-Ranked Colleges for Financial Planning” by Wealth Management magazine.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Tex., James Risch, R-Idaho, Angus King, I-Maine, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Susan Collins, R-Maine,  to send a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee, asking for his assurance that the FERC understands the threat posed to U.S. national security by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. due its connection to the Chinese regime.
The study shows torts currently cost Florida $10.0 billion in annual direct costs,  $15.5 billion in annual output (gross product), around 167,750 jobs, $811.1 million in annual state revenues and $679.4 million in annual local government revenues and claimed excess torts result in a “tort tax” of $719.01 per person.
Groups like the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) note a large percentage of Florida construction firms are having a rough time filling positions. Because of that, these groups want the White House to ease up on restrictions dealing with immigration.
EFI manages the Microfinance Guarantee Program designed to stimulate access to credit for entrepreneurs and small businesses in this state by providing targeted loan guarantees to lenders made to such entrepreneurs and small businesses. This program provides guarantees up to 50 percent on loans of $250,000 or less.
Noting more than six months have passed since Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the Pensacola Republican called it a big win for the economy and for American families. 
Only time will tell whether his negotiations are successful.
Run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), these loans “will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during Hurricane Michael."
Republicans have controlled the Legislature in Tallahassee and the Governor’s Mansion for two decades but the state Senate has often, especially in recent years, proven to be a challenge for conservatives on everything from budgetary matters to Second Amendment issues. 
Finishing up his first term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced the funds would be headed to the PSTA on Wednesday.