Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The state has also helped out by providing two dozen travel trailers. 
With his home base on the Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael earlier this month, Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis continues to focus on that region’s recovery. 
The Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) released a poll of likely voters on Tuesday afternoon which showed Scott with 42.3 percent of the vote while Nelson is right behind with 40.6 percent while 13.1 percent remain undecided. 
Caldwell said the average Floridian in the city or suburb might not understand just how wide ranging the department’s responsibilities are.
Is there more to the Democrat that has never held elective office than just a puff of smoke? Florida Daily asked the Ft. Lauderdale Democrat about her plans if she wins.
Scott and state CFO Jimmy Patronis called on Florida’s insurance companies “to expeditiously respond to policyholders’ needs and to treat families fairly” and insisted the “quick response of insurance companies is critical to the recovery of Florida families following Hurricane Michael.” 
“This is what I was told: ‘We’re not in the business of picking winners and losers.’
The two senators sent a letter to U.S. VA Sec. Robert Wilkie on the matter on Thursday after the hurricane hit parts of the Big Bend and the Panhandle. 
Run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), these loans “will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during Hurricane Michael."
Patronis and state Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier held a call with representatives of insurance companies on Monday as residents of the Panhandle and Big Bend readied for the hurricane.