Saturday, October 20, 2018
Those funds have included more than $11.6 billion for public schools across the Sunshine State. Florida’s colleges and universities have received more than $8.4 billion.
The hotly contested district is generally split between Democrats and Republicans with both parties seeing it as a bellwether of where the nation will go after November.
Rubio surveyed the damage on Monday and Tuesday. 
Bondi joined up with Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen and Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to unveil Fortify Florida on Monday. 
Based on the most recent forecast on Hurricane Michael from the National Hurricane Center, on Monday, Florida State University (FSU) announced it will close for the week effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Recent polls have shown Gillum ahead of DeSantis though the Democrats have not won a gubernatorial election in Florida since 1994 when incumbent Gov. Lawton Chiles edged future Gov. Jeb Bush. 
Modeling her proposal off of Ros-Lehtinen’s and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s, R-Col., “Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act,” U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., was able to include a provision allowing the deferments as part of the minibus.
With the Prepaid College Board meeting, Patronis’ office noted that “data now shows that student loan debt is a $1.5 trillion crisis, with an average student in the Class of 2016 owing more than $37,000 and a default rate of more than 10 percent” and urged families to use the Prepaid College Program.
President William M. B. Fleming Jr. said the school, which spends 98 percent of its annual budget in Palm Beach County, said PBA was helping South Florida on many fronts. 
At the State Board of Education meeting at the end of last week, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart presented Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega with more than $1 million to help first-generation college students and students interested in healthcare.