Saturday, April 17, 2021
The funds are coming from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program to back “projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, and construct bus-related facilities.”
The hotel will include a three level parking garage, a 4,600 square foot conference and event center, and a 4,900 square foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge. 
After getting it through the U.S. House Ways and Means and the Homeland Security Committee, the House passed the bill on voice vote on Tuesday. With the clock ticking until the end of session, there is no companion measure over in the U.S. Senate. 
While the generic ballot favors the Democrats, not all is lost for the Republicans. The same poll shows Republicans are starting to come alive and close the enthusiasm gap that has been favoring the Democrats. In fact, the poll shows it’s almost even.
“The political environment in Florida, overall, is tipping in the Democrats' favor,” insisted Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., wants the U.S. Interior Department to ensure that seismic activities in the Big Cypress National Preserve are following proper procedure.
With the Florida gubernatorial contest getting increasingly acrimonious with six weeks to go, both sides launched new attacks ad on Tuesday. 
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), DEO launched Rebuild Florida which will connect eligible Floridians with federal disaster recovery funding, prioritizing most-impacted communities and the most vulnerable low-income individuals, including the elderly, those with disabilities and families with young children.
On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the state of Florida was sending almost $2.2 million to help expand the Mote Marine Laboratory’s Ozone Treatment System which is leading the fight against red tide as it continues to hurt the Sunshine State. 
NFIB’s Florida executive director Bill Herrle, whose group consists of more than 10,000 businesses across the Sunshine State, jabbed Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate, on economic issues.