Monday, July 6, 2020
Republicans have controlled the Legislature in Tallahassee and the Governor’s Mansion for two decades but the state Senate has often, especially in recent years, proven to be a challenge for conservatives on everything from budgetary matters to Second Amendment issues. 
In addition to his role with the LeMieux Center, “Congressman Rooney also will serve as a distinguished lecturer in the Politics Department of the University’s School of Arts and Sciences, speak as part of the President’s Lyceum, and provide strategic counsel and planning for future LeMieux Center programs.” 
Szymanski, the sixth president of the University of North Florida, will be inaugurated on Friday and plans to make a major gift announcement.  
Last year, Rubio wrote Miami Dade College, the University of North Florida (UNF), the University of South Florida (USF), the University of West Florida (UWF) and Cypress Bay High School on the matter, urging them to close their Confucius Institutes. So far, UNF, USF and UWF have severed ties with their Confucius Institutes.
With young Floridians ready to go back to school, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is urging families to look at how student loans will impact their financial futures.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state government are looking to ensure Florida’s workforce will be well-positioned in the years to come.
On Tuesday, CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Education announced a new apprenticeship program in information technology at Tallahassee-based Inspired Technologies.
DeSantis announced FEMA is extending Hurricane Michael crisis counseling services in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties for an additional 90 days which will take it through until the end of the school year.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a list of provisions in the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that, his office insisted, “will be critical to the state of Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.”
While the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program was authorized to have $67 million for law enforcement to set up guardian programs with school districts, only $9 million of that had been used.