Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Rubio, Scott and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., teamed up last week to unveil the “Contracts and Obligations Modernization for Efficient Terms of Service (COMETS) Act.”
Scott joined family members of Parkland shooting on Thursday to showcase the “Threat Information Protocol for Sharing (TIPS) Act.”
Economist Dr. Rick Harper conducted the study which shows the school adds more than $161 million in gross domestic product (GDP) to the local and state economy each year, including more than $72 million to Polk County. 
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Secretary Simone Marstiller announced the number of juvenile arrests declined eight percent in Fiscal Year 2018-2019.
With 215,000 new private-sector jobs created in the past year, the unemployment rate in Florida continues to drop. 
Four Florida cities finished in the top 10 list of U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Places to Retire.
Last week, Condé Nast Traveler published its annual Reader's Choice awards for the Best Airports in America. Two airports in Florida made the top 10 list as Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) ranked eighth and Tampa International Airport (TPA) ranked sixth.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is running for reelection--but first he is repaying money he lent his campaign last year. That money is the subject of an ethics complaint and investigation that could be hindering Spano’s efforts to bank cash in what could end up being a hotly contested seat.
The council released the report, which includes recommendations for the ports on environmental changes and highlights their role in helping Florida recover from natural disasters, on Tuesday.
This week, state Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, was designated as the next president of the Florida Senate.