Wednesday, May 12, 2021
On Wednesday, Scott called on the LBC to approve $340 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) fund to help citrus in Florida. The funds are part of a $2.3 billion federal package passed earlier in the year. 
Six weeks until the Democratic gubernatorial primary, businessman Chris King is hoping his nine year old daughter can help turn his floundering campaign around. 
Gillum is running in the crowded Democratic primary. Other candidates in the primary include former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., billionaire Jeff Greene, businessman Chris King and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. 
Pointing to China hitting the U.S. with a $34 billion tariff on products including pork, poultry, soybeans, corn and Florida lobsters, Curbelo said South Florida could feel the sting, noting that lobster fishing adds almost $50 million annually to the economy in the Keys alone.
Former Judge Ashley Moody drew heavy fire this week from United Conservatives, a group backing state Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, in the primary. 
Pointing to the impact of Hurricane Irma, Nelson doubled down on his efforts to get the federal government to establish fuel reserves on both the east and west coasts of Florida. 
Just last month, Moody’s gave Florida a “AAA” credit rating, the highest the state has ever seen.
There has been a shift in the polls in recent weeks with DeSantis pulling ahead of Putnam though none of them have shown this kind of lead. 
Rutherford’s proposal would reauthorize the 2001 Secure Our Schools program and send $50 million to schools around the nation for school safety. 
Val Demings and Darren Soto are original cosponsors. Seven other cosponsors, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., have signed on since the bill was introduced.