Thursday, December 12, 2019
On Thursday, Patronis, who is based out of Bay County which was slammed by Hurricane Michael back in October 2018, met with FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor in Washington D.C. to talk about a host of issues. 
There are more than 300 “Mayors for Solar Energy” across the nation with mayors from every state behind the effort. 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest forecast of orange production in Florida and found it unchanged from the projection made last month.
Last week, as part of the “How Washington Wastes Your Money” series that he does with the Heritage Foundation, Scott released an online video ripping into the Green New Deal. 
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending more than $15 million in Community Disaster Loans to governments across the Panhandle as the region continues to recover from Hurricane Michael which hit the area in October 2018.
This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it was sending more than $2.3 billion to 15 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands to help those areas recover from natural disasters.
On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that more than $44 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding has been awarded to 11 Florida communities impacted by Hurricane Irma which hit the state back in 2017 for voluntary home buyouts.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending $11.8 million to Lee County to help the area recover from Hurricane Irma.
AAA released a study on Monday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.43 on Sunday, up seven cents from the start of last week. The national average stood at $2.59 a gallon on Sunday.
More than two years after Hurricane Irma hit the Sunshine State, Florida continues to get help from the federal government to deal with its aftermath.