Thursday, December 13, 2018
Two months after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Panhandle, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continues to push the federal government to help residents of that area.
On Wednesday, Florida TaxWatch offered a look on the 11 amendments that voters approved to add to the Florida Constitution last month and local tax and bond votes backed by voters across the Sunshine State. 
Patronis announced that S&P “raised the fund quality rating on the Florida Treasury Investment Pool to AA- from A+” and pointed to the “quality of investment, comparison with other funds with similar composition, and sound management by CFO Patronis’ Division of Treasury as the reasons why they made this change.”
On Tuesday, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Settlement Agreements for Florida Public Utilities Company (FPUC) and for Florida City Gas (FCG) to implement savings from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” championed by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans last year. 
At the end of summer, more than 36,000 FPL customers were taking part in the program with that number expected to rise to more than 40,500 this month. 
On Friday, Scott showcased a Visit Florida program to help the region. 
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., worked with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry to steer the money to Northeast Florida. 
Scott’s office praised state employee for their “hard work throughout the year, including the response and recovery from Hurricane Michael and for helping “support the incredible turnaround in Florida’s economy.
Castor announced on Wednesday that Tampa Bay Wave is getting a $300,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration in order to start a regional investor collaborative.
Taking part in a trade mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom spearheaded by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) announced on Wednesday that four Irish companies will be doing more business in the Sunshine State.