Friday, July 3, 2020
“Governor DeSantis has shown tremendous leadership in his budget action today," said state CFO Jimmy Patronis. “He put his own priorities on the chopping block during a time when many Florida families are having to do the same thing. We know many Floridians have been hurt by the economic shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic, but we are not defined by the obstacles that we face but by our shared strengths to overcome them.
The governor’s office offered “Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.”
The FY21 NDAA includes multiple provisions Rubio requested, including an additional $15 million for the Gulf Range Modernization and the next phase in the Gulf Test Range telemetric modernization process at Eglin Air Force Base.
Wright, the chairman of the state Senate Military and Veterans Affairs and Space Committee, replaces state Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Pensacola, whose term on the task force is scheduled to end on July 1.
AAA released a report on Monday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.03 on Sunday, up a penny from the start of last week and below the national average of $2.18 a gallon. But AAA noted that the pandemic is impacting gas prices across the state.
With the backing of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, Rubio introduced the “American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act" this week, insisting the CARE Act needs to be reformed since it “prohibits U.S. citizens who jointly file taxes with a spouse that does not have a Social Security Number (SSN) from receiving a recovery rebate.”
Diaz-Balart brought out the “Economic Impact Payment Fairness Act” which, he insists. will “address a discrepancy under the CARES Act that disqualifies those with Social Security numbers such as U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents from receiving Economic Impact Payments if they are married to an individual who files with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.”
The Blue Dot Network brings together members of the public and private sector to promote international infrastructure development.
The funds are part of the $2.3 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that the White House and Congress agreed on at the end of March. While $10 million will be used for operational costs, the rest will be used to help Floridians with their rent or mortgages. 
State Attorney General Ashley Moody joined the Florida Lottery in warning about a Lottery scam targeting the elderly making its rounds in South Florida in which scammers are asking residents for help claiming a “winning” ticket.