Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending $3.16 million to Lakeland to cover the costs of debris removal from Hurricane Irma, a Florida congressman announced this week.
The Florida Realtors released a report this week noting there were 23,510 single-family homes sold in the state in September 2019 which is 11.5 percent higher than sales from September 2018. 
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced there was $3 million available in loan for projects in rural communities through the Rural Community Development Revolving Loan Fund Program.
Former state Rep. Lake Ray, now the president of the First Coast Manufacturers Association where he has been since 2011, said, when it comes to the business community and the uncertainty of a presidential election, history shows this is not a new phenomenon.
St. Leo University showcased a recent poll on Thursday looking at proposed amendments to Florida Constitution that voters could decide on in November. To be added to the Florida Constitution, an amendment needs 60 percent support from voters.
According to a report from AAA released on Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.46, up four cents from the week before and almost 30 cents higher than the end of 2018. That remains below the national average of $2.58 a gallon on Sunday.
The State of Florida is one of the last of a handful of states yet to expand Medicaid and it is costing our state billions of dollars, many lives and thousands of jobs.  We urge you to develop a plan to bring billions of our taxpayer dollars home to serve our neighbors and boost our economy.
“The state of Florida essentially has 410 cities with their own rules and regulations or nothing at all when it comes to local fertilizer ordinances,” said Eric Brown, the director of agronomy of Massey Services.
Moody’s office also highlighted “several major initiatives to increase fraud reporting, enhance enforcement actions and prevent scams" under her watch.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., offered his take on what should be included in the latest effort against coronavirus.