Sunday, July 5, 2020
Since joining the Union as a state in 1845, no presidents, vice presidents or even candidates on a national ticket have called the Sunshine State home.
This week, Mayfield proposed to “amend the retail definition of Tobacco Products in Florida Statute to include all recreational nicotine products, including electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine” and noted that many retailers do not have to comply with the same regulations that tobacco sellers do.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., announced the U.S. Justice Department is sending more than $750,000 to Selah Freedom, which is based in Sarasota, to help the victims of human trafficking.
This week, S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term and underlying (SPUR) ratings on the Florida Board of Governor’s (BOG) university system improvement revenue bonds issued for the Florida State University System from “AA" to “AA+.”
After input from survivors, family members of survivors, Orlando leaders and donors, a design has been chosen for a memorial for the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people in June 2016.
Syd Kitson, the chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, a real-estate company that creates master-planned communities and commercial properties, will take over as chairman of the Board of Governors.
This week, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran weighed in on the results of this year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics assessments--and he is not exactly happy with the Sunshine State’s grades.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, D-Col., showcased the “Syrian Partner Protection Act” which “would extend the Special Immigrant Visa program to Syrian Kurdish fighters who assisted in counter-ISIS operations.”
Both former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill were in Florida this week raising money for his presidential campaign.
With Americans planning to set their clocks back this weekend, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is doubling down on his call to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent.