Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Fifteen of the turtles had been held for rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando’s critical care facility after being rescued by the Massachusetts Audubon Society in cold waters off the New England coast. 
The RSLC announced on Friday that it was making “Ag America” which it described as the “nation’s top organization dedicated to electing and supporting Republican state agricultural leaders” one of its major caucuses.
On Friday, the two chairs of the Florida delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan--announced they would hold a meeting on “some of the most pressing water quality issues affecting the Sunshine State” which will include “red tide, harmful algal blooms, offshore drilling and other water quality issues.”
There’s no denying that the Everglades is a national environmental treasure, though a swampy one that many people haven’t explored up close and personal.
Soto, the first Florida congressman of Puerto Rican descent, released his “Congressional Puerto Rico Recovery Blueprint” on Tuesday to help the island recover from the hurricane which hit in September 2017. 
The decision won the applause of the Everglades Foundation and other environmental groups.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is leading senators from both sides of the aisle to push for Congress to move quickly in passing disaster supplemental funding legislation to help Americans recover from recent disasters, including Hurricane Michael which hit the Panhandle in October. 
Gov. Ron DeSantis has hit the ground running and, after a little more than a month in office, has won strong support in Florida. 
Persons announced on Tuesday that she will launch her bid on Feb. 25 with the support of state Sen. Lizbeth Benaquisto, R-Fort Myers, state House Majority Leader Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, and state Rep. Raymond Rodriguez, R-Estero.
The governor and the senators wrote President Donald Trump on Monday, asking him to include $200 million in annual budgets for construction funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER).