Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The firebrand legislator is in her second term representing much of central Orlando and she plans to push bills that will limit funds corporations can get from taxpayers.
Mason Dixon took a poll for Florida TaxWatch which indicates Floridians strongly support COVID-19 business and healthcare liability protections by 72 percent and 74 percent, respectively.
The Florida Republican’s office explained the rationale behind the proposal and took aim at U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
"There are still many more cracks in the glass ceiling to knock out. But in this Women’s History Month, while we honor and remember the women who carried us through this and other past national calamities, we can also celebrate that the shoulders we now stand on provide an even clearer vision of the equity and fairness for which we all strive."
The bill passed on a 219-212 vote with two Democrats joining a united GOP in opposing it. Party lines held in the Florida delegation with all of the Democrats from the Sunshine State backing the proposal and all the Republicans opposing it.
The funds come from more than $652 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds for more than 600 Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) for affordable housing.
On Tuesday, with the start of the 2021 legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered his State of the State address.
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced the proposal at the start of the week. 
State Attorney General Ashley Moody’s efforts to protect Floridians and hold scammers accountable continue this week as Florida recognizes National Consumer Protection Week. 
Florida saw advanced energy employment increase by 5 percent in 2019, more than double the state’s overall job growth rate. With more than 182,000 workers in Florida, the advanced energy industry has become a significant segment of the state’s economy.