Tuesday, March 31, 2020
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was sending funds to two community health centers in her South Florida district to help with the coronavirus pandemic.
Moody assembled a Rapid Response Team to quickly respond to reports of unlawful price increases. Since Gov. Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 emergency declaration activating Florida’s price gouging laws, Moody’s office has issued dozens of subpoenas, deactivated more than 100 online posts and secured thousands in direct refunds for consumers.
“follow New York’s lead and ease current restrictions on foreign graduates of medical schools already in Florida to aid in the state’s emergency response.”
Following up on the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to continue education for Florida students.
I see people who work in critical areas like grocery stores,‭ ‬recognizing the opportunity to offer words of encouragement to others,‭ ‬while working long hours to support those of us ordered to shelter in place.‭  ‬Then I look to Congress,‭ ‬and I see something entirely different:‭  ‬I see opportunistic behavior.‭
On Monday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis directed the Division of Risk Management to provide workers’ compensation coverage to state employees who are fighting COVID-19.
The $2.2 trillion federal stimulus bill includes individual payments, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes and much more. News of the historic spending bill is providing ammo for scammers already trying to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to rip off Floridians.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged the Trump administration to move quickly on implementing the “Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act” which was part of the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus approved by Congress last week to help the economy weather the coronavirus crisis.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Madeline Dean, D-Penn., brought out the resolution. On Sunday, she weighed in on why she had introduced it.
At the end of last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) advised farmers to utilize new flexibilities for crop insurance announced by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA).