Monday, July 6, 2020
In March, Orange County collected $13.6 million from the six-cent bed tax. That’s down 56.5 percent from March 2019, the largest drop in the history of the tourist tax. 
WalletHub determined the Sunshine State's ranking based on 18 metrics involving the immunization rates of children and teenagers, the vaccination rates of adults and the elderly and immunization uptake disparities and influencing factors.
“The authorization required the Army Corps to complete a report on the project no later than 90 days after the date of enactment.  Federal design and construction of the project cannot begin until the report is completed.  A year later, that report has still not been completed, which is causing delays to the project,” Rubio’s office noted.  
The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced that retailers across the Sunshine State should see record sales this holiday season with growth of between 3.8 percent to 4.2 percent over last year.
More than 300 participants from across the state met at the Audubon Assembly in Gainesville this week as the group honored U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., for their work protecting the Everglades.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is calling for major changes in the aftermath of a terrorist attack at the Pensacola Naval Air Station last week.
Mason Dixon released a poll on Friday morning which shows DeSantis gets high marks from Florida voters as 65 percent of them approve of him while only 26 percent disapprove and 9 percent are not sure. A Mason Dixon poll from March found 62 percent of those surveyed approved of DeSantis while 24 percent disapproved and 12 percent were not sure. 
After taking the oath of office on Jan. 8, 2019, Attorney General Moody quickly went to work to fulfill campaign promises—fighting to end the opioid crisis, combating human trafficking, supporting Florida law enforcement officers and working hard to protect all Floridians.
“Grow with Google aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States by providing free training, tools, and expertise for people across their country to grow their skills, careers, and businesses,” Google noted about its program.
On Sunday, a gallon of gas in the Sunshine State cost an average of $2.41, up from $2.33 at the start of last week. Across the nation, the average gallon of gas cost $2.47 on Sunday.