Monday, May 10, 2021
The FRF is backing a proposal from state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, insisting it “will level the playing field and restore the free market by enforcing the law that businesses must pay these taxes.”
Last week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., spoke at the S&P Global Platts Aluminum Symposium and weighed in on how trade policies can hurt American medical manufacturing
In order to reduce the threat of the coronavirus, several cities and states throughout the country are requiring large retailers to stop selling non-essential items in their stores.
Spano introduced the “Keep Employee’s Earnings Protected (KEEP) Act” which would create a three month abatement period. 
Following the modernized trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is expanding its trade facilitation service to these border countries. The Virtual Business Matchmaking program is designed to help Florida’s small and medium-sized companies continue doing business overseas even as international travel is restricted and traditional marketing events are extremely limited. 
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, introduced “Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act” which creates $3,000 tax credits for homeowners and $25,000 tax credits for business owners. Cosponsors include U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., and Tom Reed, R-NY.
With the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Scott brought out the “Set Sail Safely Act,” which, according to the senator’s office, “will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations.” As of now, cruise ships remain under a No Sail Order until the end of September. 
Patronis sent Scott a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) report “of Twitter following a July 2020 hack of high-profile accounts, including Former President Barack Obama, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Kim Kardashian" which “will support inquiries by the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, who recently voted to subpoena Big Tech CEOs including Twitter, Facebook, and Google.”
Based on the multistate investigation, Apple allegedly discovered that battery issues were leading to unexpected shutdowns in iPhones. Rather than disclosing these issues or replacing batteries, Apple updated software that reduced iPhone performance in an effort to keep the phones from unexpectedly shutting down.