Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are championing U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s, R-Iowa, proposal to “curb China’s access to the World Bank’s low-rate debt financing intended for developing nations.” Grassley reintroduced the “World Bank Integrity Preservation Act” with...
On Friday,  Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Economic Commentary: State COVID-19 Restrictions & the Road Back to Economic Normal,” which offers a cursory overview of the relationship between states’ COVID-19 restrictions and their respective economic recoveries.  Using data obtained by CNN and Moody’s Analytics, as well...
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “Fair Access to Small Business Lending Act.” Rubio introduced the bill, which his office stressed“would encourage small business growth in underserved communities by creating new pathways through which they can obtain...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it has approved a grant of $7,019,830 for the state of Florida to reimburse the former Bay Medical Center for repairs after Hurricane Michael in 2018. The grant reimburses the...
This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it was sending $2.3 million to the Palm Beach County Housing Authority. The funds are part of $28 million being sent to a dozen public housing agencies (PHAs)...
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Florida’s state hemp program, overseen by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). The department and its Office of Cannabis manage and regulate Florida’s hemp program and cannabis products, including CBD. Agriculture Commissioner...
This week, the Florida delegation in the U.S. House, led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., brought back the “Florida Coastal Protection Act” which make the current ban on oil drilling off the...
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Labor Sec. Marty Walsh requesting information on the Department’s plans to combat fraud and abuse of enhanced federal unemployment benefits. “While Senator Scott has supported targeted aid to...
With recent media reports that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her Chief Operations Officer (COO) separately visited Florida, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a letter to her on Monday providing her and her team with tourism...
I’ve yet to meet a single person who does not want to be happy, or at least achieve some degree of happiness. We all like being happy and experiencing feelings of joy and satisfaction; it is good for the...