Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Like Patronis, Rivard is based out of Panama City where he is a partner at Harrison, Rivard, Duncan and Buzzett. Rivard is no stranger to public service, including serving as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 
As concerns about coronavirus continue to grow, Tallahassee institutions are collaborating and cooperating to prepare and protect the community if the virus threatens the Northwest Florida region.
Rubio’s “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act" and ”South Florida Coastal Clean Waters Act” sailed unanimously through the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. 
Rooney unveiled a proposal to “amend the Stafford Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a ‘major disaster,’” which would bring FEMA in. Florida was hit by toxic algae and red tide last year. 
State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service teamed up on Wednesday to urge Floridians to exercise caution due to the increased threat of wildfires.
New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came to power thanks in part to President Donald Trump and now U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and he showed no inclination of breaking ranks with his fellow Republicans on some core issues when he started his service in Tallahassee on Tuesday. 
The funds will go to infrastructure projects in 15 rural communities in Northwest Florida and will come from the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) which the Legislature passed last year for projects in Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties.
The new national advisory panel was created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has hit the ground running and, after a little more than a month in office, has won strong support in Florida. 
“My administration is committed to helping the Florida Keys make a full recovery from Hurricane Irma,” said DeSantis. “I will continue to work tirelessly to get recovery dollars to these communities.”