Sunday, April 5, 2020
From a Northeast Florida church that has collected more than 15,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food to help out students who won’t be getting school lunches due to the threat of the coronavirus to a not-so-smart Tweet by Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins who is making a run to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, here's a look at those that made "the list."
Florida’s two U.S. senators are backing U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s, R-Tenn., "Transparency for Confucius Institutes Act” which would “require program participation agreements between Confucius Institutes, and American institutions that house them, to address the ways China exerts undue influence.”
In “An Independent Assessment of the Impact of Broward College," FTW focused on the “comparative benefits to students who attend Broward College, how Broward College compares to other institutions of higher learning in the tri-county South Florida region, and Broward College’s economic impact and return on investment to its students and the community.”
On Friday, two members of the Florida delegation--U.S. Reps. Val Demings, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla.--introduced a resolution to welcome the statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to the U.S. Capitol. The statue will be the first statue of a Black American to represent a state in Statuary Hall.
On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program has awarded more than $14 million to help organizations aid the state in recovering from Hurricane Irma which struck in September 2017.
The proposal “doubles the fines for illegally passing a stopped school bus while students are getting on or off the bus and increases driver’s license suspension penalties.”
With more than 1.5 million veterans in the Sunshine State, Florida is looking to ease their entrance into higher education.
“Le Jardin Community Center provides low-income children and families of diverse backgrounds opportunities to learn, develop, and increase their likelihood of success in the future,” the congresswoman’s office noted. 
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brought back a proposal to have some organizations register as foreign agents. Rubio reintroduced the “Foreign Influence Transparency Act” which would require organizations, such...
Last week, the U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 28 grants to address the needs of new farmers, small to mid-sized farms, small processors and small fresh fruit and vegetable wholesalers.