Sunday, August 18, 2019
On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that more than 20 small and rural communities across the state will be getting funds through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The “Raise the Wage Act” passed on 231-199 vote with three Republicans joining the Democrat majority. Six Democrats–none from Florida–joined Republicans to vote against it.
A recent guest column by Danielle Snitker of the now defunct Liberty First Network contained the usual series of misunderstandings, false statements and outright lies that we have come to expect from Florida’s monopoly utilities and their paid advocates.  
Morgan compared the effort to Amendment 2 which he championed back in 2016. Amendment 2 expanded the use of medical marijuana in the Sunshine State. 
Gov. Ron DeSantis weighed in on the new jobs numbers as the unemployment rate in Florida remained below the national average which stood at 3.7 percent in June.
U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross announced the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is sending a $12.25 million grant  for “critical infrastructure improvements needed to establish a maintenance training facility at Pensacola International Airport.”
These grants can be used by local governments to purchase homes damaged by Hurricane Irma from willing homeowners in high-risk flood areas or to match funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
Osceola County is hoping its investment in technology will pay off, but residents are growing weary of the tax expenditure.
The sophomore Florida congressman added a proposal having the U.S. Defense Department evaluate and track servciemembers exposed to burn pits and toxic chemicals
“These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations,” the governor’s office noted on Friday.