Sunday, February 28, 2021
In 2018 and again in 2019, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to on the “Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers (Protecting JOBs) Act” which “would help to ensure borrowers are not inhibited from working in their trained field solely because they fell behind on their federal student loan payments” and “would prevent states from suspending, revoking or denying state professional, teaching, or driver’s licenses solely because a borrower falls behind on their federal student loan payments.”
Both of Florida’s U.S. senators---Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--have lined up to oppose President Joe Biden’s proposed corporate tax rate increase.
The proposal was first championed by longtime U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn. With Hatch retiring and Paulsen defeated in the 2018 election cycle, Rubio has championed the proposal on Capitol Hill.
The grant aims to help scale entrepreneurship-related initiatives across the state’s career and technical education (CTE) programs. A total of 22 agencies were awarded, ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 dollars for each proposal.
Patronis showcased his 2021 legislative agency package aimed at bolstering efforts within the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) by supporting firefighters, better protecting victims of sexual harassment, and focusing on protecting Floridians from fraud and scams.
“For months, I have been warning my colleagues and others about the dangers associated with our rising and unsustainable $27 trillion national debt. America’s debt crisis hurts our citizens in many ways but the most immediate problem it creates is a rise in inflation, which disproportionately hurts America’s low and fixed-income families, like mine growing up."
Baxley’s bill “revamps postsecondary financial aid programs to maximize value for the student and for Florida taxpayers through a focus on targeted programs that directly lead to employment.”
The assessment indicates that the state’s labor market is facing complex challenges – compounded by the steep decline in tourism – with varying effects across different industries, regions and income levels.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, and state Rep. Thad Altman, R-Indian Harbour Beach, offered a proposal to have $100 million appropriated to Florida Forever, moving the funds from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF).
Florida’s housing market continued to show momentum in January even with the continued pandemic, with more closed sales, rising median prices, more new pending sales and increased pending inventory compared to a year ago, according to Florida Realtors latest housing data.