"Well, in this season of opportunity, we can say there is more out there to achieve for our state – and there is no reason why we can’t seize this moment and deliver for the people of Florida."
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrote Buchanan and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., last week, promising the Trump administration will continue to attempt to protect American farmers from unfair trade practices, including from Mexican farmers.
“The Florida Chamber’s annual jobs and competitiveness agenda – the Florida Business Agenda – is a set of priorities that will help grow private-sector jobs, continue to create economic opportunity in Florida and further diversify our economy,” said Charles Caulkins, a partner at Fisher Phillips and the chairman of the Florida Chamber.
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out the “Freedom from Regulating Edible Supplies and Horticulture Trucking Act” (FRESH Trucking Act) which, he insists, will “improve safety conditions for commercial agricultural drivers by eliminating harmful regulations that can result in dangerous driving practices and spoilage of products.”
In the letter, Rubio urged the commissioners to “bear in mind the harm that noncompete agreements cause to lower-wage working Americans.”
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans for the Florida Prepaid College Board to lower Prepaid Plan prices by $1.3 billion, a reduction benefiting almost 225,000 customers.
The funds will go to infrastructure projects in 15 rural communities in Northwest Florida and will come from the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) which the Legislature passed last year for projects in Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties.