Monday, March 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the severity and frequency of family violence and sexual assault, with increased isolation, economic insecurity and limited access to services leaving victims particularly vulnerable.
Hastings backed the bill at the start of last week and Crist, who is a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2022, threw his support behind it on Sunday.
Insurance fraud costs more than $40 billion annually, which increases the average family’s insurance premiums between $400 and $700 a year. Fraudulent tactics and schemes perpetrated by professionals who are utilizing harmful contracting and unlicensed adjusting practices are resulting in higher insurance premiums for all Floridians.
According to Cramer’s office, the proposal would “prevent discrimination by banks and financial service providers against constitutionally-protected industries and law-abiding businesses” including fossil fuel companies and gun manufacturers.
Currently, paramedics and emergency medical technicians are not permitted to provide life-saving emergency medical care or transportation to police K-9s injured in the line of duty. Bill sponsor state Sen. Tom Wright, R-Port Orange, joined Moody’s news conference urging passage of the life-saving legislation.
Rubio is backing the “Inter-American Development Bank General Capital Increase Act” from U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ. The proposal would increase American funds for the IDB by $20 billion. The IDB is run by almost 50 counties, including the U.S., and is the largest source of support for Latin American and Caribbean economic development. Other backers of the bill include U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Tim Kaine, D-Va.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg urging the department to prioritize projects that keep Americans safe, while boosting the return on investment for every taxpayer dollar. In his letter, Scott highlighted the need for the department to address the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund without raising taxes on the American people.
“These courageous women, who offer a voice to Cuba’s voiceless, gather and march peacefully through the streets of Havana with gladiolus flowers in hand, defying the dictatorship’s constant attacks on their nonviolent exercise of freedom of speech and assembly,” Rubio’s office noted last week.
The defendants collected more than $110 million using deceptive solicitations. This massive robocall shutdown came at the end of National Consumer Protection Week.
The Everglades Caucus, led by U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., helped spearhead the effort.