Sunday, May 16, 2021
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...
Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, introduced the “Community Solar Consumer Choice Act,” claiming it will help create 2 million jobs. Castor showcased the bill on Thursday,...
AAA released a report on Sunday showing gas prices in Florida dropped slightly over the past week. On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.79, four cents lower than the start of last week and below the...
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Col., is co-sponsoring the proposal which “grants the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the statutory authority to conduct oversight of the aluminum market and to investigate price setting, benchmarking, and reporting entities" and “enables the Department of Justice to consult with the CFTC to ensure all regulatory and oversight actions align with antitrust statutes.”
On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “The Backbone of the Economy: How Small Businesses in Florida Have Fared During the Pandemic.” The briefing outlines how Florida’s 2.7 million small businesses – which employ 3.5 million employees or roughly 41.7 percent of the private workforce – have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. House passed the measure on a 218-208 vote. Party lines held with the exception of U.S. Rep. Brain Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., who joined the Democratic majority in passing it.
Since violent riots have broken out in Portland‭ (‬did they ever really stop‭?)‬,‭ ‬Seattle,‭ ‬Minneapolis,‭ ‬New York and Chicago, to name just a few, the fact that they all are governed by Democratic governors and mayors illustrates what the real problem is.‭ ‬In Florida,‭ ‬not so much--because DeSantis and law enforcement have made it crystal clear that violent protests will not be tolerated here.
In the letter to the leaders of the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the members urged the committee to provide robust funding for key restoration projects, citing the importance of the Everglades ecosystem for providing clean drinking water to 8 million Floridians, creating jobs, and supporting the regional economy.
FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. FDEM works with FEMA during all phases of the program and reviews projects prior to FEMA final approval.
Known as the “Affordable Housing Trust Funds” the bill would cut housing programs by $200 million in the next fiscal year, with the remaining $223 million split between two environmental infrastructure programs. This would occur on a permanent basis moving forward and affordable housing programs would never receive more than 50 percent of what’s available in the housing trust funds.