Thursday, July 18, 2019
U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross announced the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is sending a $12.25 million grant  for “critical infrastructure improvements needed to establish a maintenance training facility at Pensacola International Airport.”
These grants can be used by local governments to purchase homes damaged by Hurricane Irma from willing homeowners in high-risk flood areas or to match funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
Osceola County is hoping its investment in technology will pay off, but residents are growing weary of the tax expenditure.
The sophomore Florida congressman added a proposal having the U.S. Defense Department evaluate and track servciemembers exposed to burn pits and toxic chemicals
“These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations,” the governor’s office noted on Friday.
“Offensive terms appearing in other DoD documents include skin color descriptions such as ‘Yellow’ for Asian Americans and ‘Red’ for Native Americans. This is quite simply unacceptable, and my legislation will see that it is fixed,” Hastings added.
With next year marking the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, earlier this year, the Legislature voted to create a  19-member Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. State Sen. Lauren Book’s, D-Plantation, proposal was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
With the support of U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., last week, Rutherford proposed to amend the NDAA “to evaluate the effectiveness of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for female servicemembers.”
At the start of the month, Lawson introduced the “Restricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act" which cleared the U.S. House Financial Services Committee last week.
According to the Oil Price Information Service, while one refinery shut down on a precautionary basis, most of the refineries in Louisiana were not hurt by Tropical Storm Barry even as 73 percent of production in the Gulf of Mexico was temporarily stopped. However, evaluations are still ongoing.