Sunday, August 18, 2019
While waiting to see what school districts will decide and what security measures they will follow, some parents simply don’t want to take a chance. 
This week, a North Florida Democrat unveiled proposals to reform federal student loans, Social Security benefits and federal real estate programs for first-time homeowners.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio are teaming up with law enforcement and Big Brothers Big Sisters to encourage closer ties between police officers and children across Florida.
With an additional $4.5 million in local funds, the 45,000 square foot center and is expected to create more than 460 jobs and add an additional $66 million to the local economy. 
Despite engaging in a heated war of words with President Donald Trump in recent days, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Mary., is also working with a Republican congressman from Florida in offering a bill to help veterans attending colleges and universities.
With the Sunshine State getting ready for a tax-free back to school shopping holiday later this week, the executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Florida offered a reminder to support small businesses.
This week, Scott sent a letter to school district leadership across Florida demanding action. On Thursday, Scott and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri weighed in on the issue at a U.S Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Veterans groups and education leaders are going all out to help a South Florida congresswoman’s proposal to close a loophole proprietary colleges use when it comes to federal funds, including GI benefits.
Scott announced he was backing Cruz’s “Student Empowerment Act” which lets all students, including private, public and homeschool students, “to use tax-exempt distributions from qualified tuition programs (known as 529 plans) to cover eligible educational expenses, including books, tutoring, and testing fees.”
With Florida holding its annual tax-free “back to school” days in the first week of August, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) showed off some of the benefits this year.