Sunday, May 31, 2020
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This week state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced the launch of the new Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy (FACCE).
More than two years after Hurricane Irma hit the Sunshine State, Florida continues to get help from the federal government to deal with its aftermath.
They also joined Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt in meeting students and teachers in the Lynn Haven area who were impacted by the hurricane. 
Not surprisingly, DeSantis garnered the applause of officials he appointed to his administration. Just as predictably, DeSantis drew jeers and fire from the left. 
Along with state CFO Jimmy Patronis, Florida Director of Emergency Management Jared Moscowitz and First Lady Casey DeSantis, the new governor inspected the area and met with community leaders. 
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.
The legislative session and the Jacksonville mayoral elections aren’t the only political dramas in North Florida these days as candidates battle it out in the special election for an open state House seat.
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.
Democrats in the Florida delegation in the U.S. House urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to shut down beaches across the Sunshine State.