Thursday, August 22, 2019
On Monday, Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, tapped Dr. James Sullivan Ph.D. to serve on the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative Advisory Council.
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to a national newspaper to push back against the Green New Deal proposed by congressional Democrats and called for “adaptive solutions” to combat climate change. 
There may not be many exciting congressional races in Florida come 2020 with most incumbents firmly entrenched--but a race in Central Florida is sure to be a hot one.
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) announced this week that it has approved 118 loans totaling more than $1.7 million to help residents of the Panhandle buy new houses in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, held a hearing titled “Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Michael's Impact on Northwest Florida's Small Businesses” on the Panhandle. 
The governor’s office highlighted the threat pythons pose to the Everglades.  
“Today’s announcement is great news for Mote Marine and our community,” Buchanan said. “Dr. Michael Crosby and his entire team work tirelessly to combat red tide, improve water quality, and protect our coral reefs. I remain committed to continuing my fight in Washington for Southwest Florida’s environment.”
Some analysts say the program could cost the U.S. economy $93 trillion.
“The hub features tips and resources for green, sustainable travel throughout the state. Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, and lodging – and how to practice voluntourism while in Florida,” the governor’s office noted. 
Members of the Florida congressional delegation are working together to push for updating and reauthorizing the “Coral Reef Conservation Act” which expired 15 years ago.