Friday, November 22, 2019
On Wednesday night, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his requests and issued disaster declarations for South Florida due to the continued toxic algae and red tide problems. Scott sent letters to the SBA...
Prices rose for a moment on Tuesday but fell back in line after fears of the storm’s impact on oil production in the Gulf faded. 
Along with the chaos of upcoming storms, scams before hurricanes and after can be rampant. A few storm-related scams to watch out for are price gouging, tree-removal scams and home repair scams.
With Tropical Storm Gordon expected to turn into a hurricane and hit the Mississippi coast on Tuesday night, Gov. Rick Scott told residents of the Panhandle to be ready for the storm’s impact.
They are cosponsoring U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici’s, D-Oreg., “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act” which declares the HAB problem an “Event of National Significance” and “would trigger disaster-like funding for affected communities.”
Along with staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management Division and local officials, Rubio toured the St. Lucie Lock and Dam. After the tour on Thursday, the Florida Republican weighed in on the matter. 
U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney wrote SVA Administrator Linda McMahon on the matter on Friday, urging her to make a declaration for Lee County. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan followed suit on Monday, focusing on Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties. 
From his seat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was able to amend the  FY19 Minibus appropriations package. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
On Thursday, at a media event, protesters called on Democrat David Shapiro who is running for his party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., to call his stocks in Halliburton Corporation which was found negligent in the Gulf oil spill, something Buchanan’s campaign team was happy to weigh in on. 
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.