Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released a report looking at “the impact of advanced manufacturing in the Sunshine State and highlighting the importance of continued public investment in high-tech initiatives such as BRIDG, which diversify the economy, create jobs, boost wages, and increase local and state tax revenues.”
An emerging scam involves a false claim that Floridians must respond to the 2020 Census in order to receive a coronavirus stimulus payment. The scam message usually includes a link that directs anyone who clicks on it to a fake website with prompts to provide sensitive personal information. While participating in the Census is mandatory, there is no connection between completing the Census and receiving a stimulus check.
The executive order will start on Thursday and will extend through all of April and will be all non-essential activities outside the home. 
Following a call with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR), state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis weighed in on Tuesday to encourage financial institutions and mortgage lenders to continue to provide relief for Florida homeowners and businesses dealing with financial impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
Limbitless Solutions, a direct support organization for the University of Central Florida (UCF), announced on Tuesday that it has started 3D printing components of face shields health care workers and first-responders responding to the COVID-19 need. The non-profit, established in...
Moody assembled a Rapid Response Team to quickly respond to reports of unlawful price increases. Since Gov. Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 emergency declaration activating Florida’s price gouging laws, Moody’s office has issued dozens of subpoenas, deactivated more than 100 online posts and secured thousands in direct refunds for consumers.
On Monday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis directed the Division of Risk Management to provide workers’ compensation coverage to state employees who are fighting COVID-19.
The $2.2 trillion federal stimulus bill includes individual payments, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes and much more. News of the historic spending bill is providing ammo for scammers already trying to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to rip off Floridians.
At the end of last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) advised farmers to utilize new flexibilities for crop insurance announced by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA).
Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) Commissioner Russell Weigel want Floridians to know that scammers are preying on Floridians’ fears surrounding COVID-19.