Tuesday, October 22, 2019
On Tuesday, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor named Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis to his agency’s National Advisory Council (NAC) which coordinates federal emergency management efforts.
Last week, from his seat on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending more than $8 million to the Tampa Bay region to help it recover from Hurricane Irma which hit the area in 2017.
Last week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) issued an alert regarding a virus found in Mexican tomatoes imported into the Sunshine State and potentially other states. The tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is, according to...
Noting the high levels of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination around military bases across the Sunshine State, including MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, this week state Sen. Janet Cruz brought back a bill “to ensure Floridians with...
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) announced winners of the 2019 Lionfish Challenge, which ran from May 18 through Sept. 2, 2019 with 349 registered participants across the state. According to FWC's final total, 23,451 Lionfish were removed from...
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., has joined with other members of Congress to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abandon its proposal to modify the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Gaetz joined U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, U.S....
On Friday, in Monroe County, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee,  convened a hearing on “Florida’s Coastal Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the Florida Keys.”
With the legislative session approaching, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida, brought out her legislative agenda at an event in Tampa this week.
The governor’s office offered some of the reasons behind the early termination of the agreement. Florida Crystals agreed to the early termination. 
“Experts have estimated that about 56 percent of Florida’s economic loss from Hurricane Michael will be uninsured, leaving a gap of more than $9 billion in uninsured losses,” Rebuild 850 noted.