Monday, August 19, 2019
Florida cities are poised for job growth in 2019, Florida becomes the hot real estate market for millennials, and delinquency on home loans are going down.
AAA released a study on Monday morning finding, on Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.28, a jump of eight cents over the past week and 16 cents more than the start of last month. However, this remains more than 50 cents a gallon lower than October when Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle. 
The governor’s budget represents a $2.6 billion increase over the budget passed last session, which at the time, was a record of $88.7 billion, up $6.3 billion--7.6 percent--over the 2017 budget.
The group pushing the initiative is Citizens for Energy Choice (CFEC), which decided to champion the amendment in Florida after seeing the success a similar proposal had in Texas. Patton pointed to the successful electricity choice market implemented in Texas in 2002 as a major inspiration for the proposed amendment in Florida. 
Soto introduced the “Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act” and the “U.S. Virtual Currency Market and Regulatory Competitiveness Act” which, he said, “will analyze what can be done to protect consumers from price manipulation and ensure America remains a global leader in fostering innovation in this evolving global marketplace.” 
DeSantis is looking to spend more on the environment and education. 
Looking to roll back regulations on businesses, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a “Deregathon” in Orlando on Thursday. 
On Monday, Soto brought out the “AI Jobs Act” which “will authorize the Department of Labor to work with businesses and educational institutions to create a report analyzing the future growth of artificial intelligence and its impact on American workforce.”
The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) noted on Tuesday that the average Florida family will spend $81.30 per person to watch the big game on Sunday, up slightly from last year.
Three months after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Panhandle, parts of that region are continuing to recover--and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is calling for more funds and a sales tax exemption to help speed up the process.