Friday, November 22, 2019
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, has thrown his support behind U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s, R-Okla., proposal to eliminate fines for small businesses for first-time paperwork violations with some exceptions.
Pointing to China hitting the U.S. with a $34 billion tariff on products including pork, poultry, soybeans, corn and Florida lobsters, Curbelo said South Florida could feel the sting, noting that lobster fishing adds almost $50 million annually to the economy in the Keys alone.
Scott announced on Friday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is sending another $3 million to help Floridians impacted by red tide, raising the total sent to that area to $9 million. 
When Scott took over in January 2011, the unemployment rate in Florida stood at 10.8 percent. 
The Central Florida Democrat, who is Asian-American, will be the first woman of color to lead that organization. 
On Monday, the Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Board of Directors backed incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis’ nomination of Jamal Sowell to be the new president and CEO of Enterprise Florida. DeSantis also selected Sowell to be Florida’s Secretary of Commerce. DeSantis...
While fewer people might be celebrating Valentine’s Day later this week, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) noted that the average American will be spending $162 for the holiday.
Florida TaxWatch also looked at true costs of charter school and private school scholarships. 
As of June, Florida had more than 440,000 small businesses across the state which create one of three new jobs.
On Tuesday, at an event in Miami, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered several proposals to reform the occupational licensing process in the Sunshine State, insisting it will add more professional opportunities across the state. DeSantis noted at the start of the...