Thursday, April 9, 2020
Last week, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., showcased his “NIST Creation of Composite Standards Act” which has U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., as a cosponsor. Other backers include U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif. 
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, offered his take on gas prices and said drivers will be in for a bumpy ride in the coming weeks. 
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., brought out the “Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act" on Thursday, insisting the bill “would create excise tax fairness for potable, electronically-aerated bait containers to be the same as the parts used to assemble it."
More than six months after Hurricane Michael slammed into Northwest Florida, recovery efforts are continuing. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., met with Panama City officials as he tries to get a relief package through Congress. 
Robinson’s bill overwhelmingly cleared the House on a 113-2 vote. The bill is being backed in the state Senate by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville.
Like Patronis, Rivard is based out of Panama City where he is a partner at Harrison, Rivard, Duncan and Buzzett. Rivard is no stranger to public service, including serving as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 
“Our waterways are the lifeblood of Florida,” said Southerland. “They are absolutely key to the health of our economy and to the high quality of life we enjoy. We urge the Legislature to give the same funding consideration to north Florida waterways like the St. Johns River as they have to building reservoirs and cleaning up the tributaries of South Florida." 
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., announced on Monday that FEMA reached out to his office to inform him that more funds will be coming to North Florida. 
These legislative updates track state policy regarding HB 1299, the bill which includes seven preemptions, and other Florida House and Senate bills.
With this latest drop, Florida now has the 11th lowest prices in the nation.