Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Florida TaxWatch released a bevy of suggestions for state legislators to combat the pandemic, including spending cuts, returning money to taxpayers, collecting more revenue and protecting businesses to try and get them back to pre-pandemic levels.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the future of America.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah,  and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is sending a letter to U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza urging for the inclusion of minor league sports venues in the new Small Business Administration (SBA) grant facility for shuttered venues. 
Facing an array of challenges, Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday and, in all likelihood, will be the last member of his generation to sit in the White House. 
Republicans in the Florida delegation sent a letter to Barton on the matter. Democrats representing the Sunshine State also sent Barton a letter on it. 
“The funds, which are being released in two separate disbursements ($20 million and $65 million), will be used to provide rental assistance, support emergency shelters, and conduct street outreach programs to connect unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness with local housing and other essential services,” the governor's office noted. 
Rubio backed efforts from outgoing President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats to increase Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to Americans for $2,000. The U.S. Senate, which is under GOP control though the Democrats are about to take charge of the chamber, backed $600 WIPs last month. 
Since entering the U.S. market in 2009, Mexico’s market share for blueberries has skyrocketed by 2,100 percent, while Florida’s market share has decreased by 38 percent since 2015.
Since Patronis took office three years ago more than $1.1 billion has been returned to Floridians in Unclaimed Property.
The program will provide $1.4 billion in emergency rental assistance to Floridians, of which it is anticipated that more than $850 million will be administered by the state of Florida.