Sunday, July 12, 2020
The 2019 Toll Excellence Awards will formally be presented during IBTTA's 87th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, September 15-17, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. One recipient will be honored with the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence during the awards ceremony.
On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that $85 million is available to local governments in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. Hurricane Irma hit the Sunshine State back in September 2017.
The Florida Disaster Fund is the state of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster.
Now in his second term on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., scored a win this week as his “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act” cleared the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee--while a fellow Florida Republican helped amend it to include the Indian River Lagoon.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, PNP-PR, sent a letter to Trump asking the Administration to appoint a federal coordinator to oversee responsible implementation of Puerto Rico’s disaster funding. The coordinator will ensure disaster relief funding gets to the Island’s families in a transparent and efficient manner.
“As electric cars become more prevalent on our roads and highways, the development of these charging stations is essential to the success of our ever-evolving transportation system,” said DeSantis.
A recent guest column by Danielle Snitker of the now defunct Liberty First Network contained the usual series of misunderstandings, false statements and outright lies that we have come to expect from Florida’s monopoly utilities and their paid advocates.  
Last week, Rubio brought out a proposal giving those Haitians in the U.S. an extra 18 months of TPS which would start on July 22. After the massive earthquake in 2010, eligible Haitians have had TPS in the U.S.
These grants can be used by local governments to purchase homes damaged by Hurricane Irma from willing homeowners in high-risk flood areas or to match funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
The sophomore Florida congressman added a proposal having the U.S. Defense Department evaluate and track servciemembers exposed to burn pits and toxic chemicals