Sunday, February 28, 2021
On Thursday, Rubio and Nelson unveiled the “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act" which orders the Interagency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) to study the causes of toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee and how it is impacting the Sunshine State.
“The Florida Disaster Fund helps provide financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. To make a contribution, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10. Duke Energy has already donated $50,000,” the governor’s office noted. 
Scott looked back at the stunning job growth that took place during his eight years in Tallahassee as more than 1.65 million jobs--a far cry from the 700,000 he promised on the campaign trail in 2010--were added to the Sunshine State. 
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.”
The oil and natural gas produced by fracking produces petrochemicals to make thousands of household products, clothing, medical equipment and even things like electric cars and solar panels - plus uniforms, equipment and weapons systems for our military.
These legislative updates track state policy regarding HB 1299, the bill which includes seven preemptions, and other Florida House and Senate bills.
In a letter sent to U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue on Friday, members of the Florida and Georgia delegations urged the administration to aid state governments in crafting effective forest restoration block grants.
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.
With Hurricane Dorian looking to be less of a threat to South Florida, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise reopened three service plazas that is closed for safety concerns.
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will send $1.1 million to Mexico Beach to help its fire department and law enforcement operations as the city continues to recover from Hurricane Michael which hit in October.