Tuesday, April 23, 2019
“I was happy to visit Tampa International Airport today to discuss the role that tourism plays in generating economic development to Florida,” said DeSantis. “This industry has never been stronger, and the benefits of tourism to our state are shared by every Floridian.”
On Monday, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) noted that the average Floridian will spend $151 on Easter.
The city is pledging to raise the extra money themselves and they are starting by going to Orange County for $6 million in tourist taxes. Mayor Steve Leary says, if you take a look at the renderings, you can’t help but be excited for the library. 
This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., waded into fishing issues, calling to protect fisheries and “promote responsible management of forage fish.”
“This new funding will support expansion of the FCF’s Southwest Corridor, known as the Purple Line,” the congressman’s office noted. 
“Taxpayer Independence Day, calculated by Florida TaxWatch, accepts that every dollar earned since January 1 goes to pay federal, state, and local obligation,” the group noted on Thursday as it showcased a new report on the subject.
Dr. Brent Bowen, a professor of aeronautical science at Embry Riddle, says we should forget opinions and skewed analysis. His study simply asks a few questions: how often do passengers land on time; how often does luggage arrive with the passengers; how often are passengers bumped off flights; and how well does the airline provide customer service.
“I am proud to announce this funding for Collier County, as it is vital for a full recovery from Hurricane Irma,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “Irma devastated this area and this funding has been a long time coming."
There are plenty of companies in Florida that have raised their minimum wages over the last year and some of them have plans to increase wages more in the coming months.
The NFIB showcased it's Small Business Optimism Index on Tuesday which increased 0.1 points to 101.8 in March.