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.
“Serving as Florida’s twelfth Commissioner of Agriculture has been the greatest honor of my life,” said Fried.
“I enjoyed participating in the opportunity zone forum today,” said DeSantis. “With the fast growth of the commercial space industry, we are witnessing the beginning of an exciting renaissance in Florida’s Space Coast, and opportunity zones are poised to play a big role in the region’s future success.
Gas prices in Florida are off to their most expensive start to a new year since 2014.
The awards include funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Grant Program and the Florida Citrus Recovery Block Grant Program.
When the 2010s opened, Florida was reeling from the economic downturn thanks in large part to its dependence on tourism, new home construction and real estate, areas which took a hit when the economy went south. Throw in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf in 2010 and Florida was in bad shape.
The governor’s office outlined the achievements in areas Nuñez oversees.
Members of the Florida delegation helped get the “Fostering Undergraduate Talent Using Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act” through Congress and is now on President Donald Trump’s desk. The bill, which cleared the U.S. House by voice vote in September and...
“The First Lady and I appreciate the support we have received over the past year. Every day, I wake up grateful for the opportunity to go to work on behalf of Floridians. While we can reflect and be proud of these accomplishments, there is always more that can be done."