Monday, August 10, 2020
The two Florida Republicans in the U.S. House are looking to ensure that professional sports organizations pay their fair share in taxes.
Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the CPTA grant program assists communities with the creation of innovative planning and development strategies to promote economic diversity, while also protecting environmentally sensitive areas.
As Buchanan’s office noted, NOAA “updated its forecast from ‘above-normal’ to an ‘extremely active’ hurricane season. NOAA is now predicting 19-25 named storms, and three to six major hurricanes, defined as a category 3, 4 or 5 storm with winds of 111 mph or higher.
The funds come through Student Support Services Program (SSS) grants, part of the federal TRIO program, and will be used to “help low-income, first-generation, or disabled college students to increase students’ retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students.”
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, introduced “Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act” which creates $3,000 tax credits for homeowners and $25,000 tax credits for business owners. Cosponsors include U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., and Tom Reed, R-NY.
In their letter to DOJ, the lawmakers noted examples of Al Jazeera’s activities that align closely with the priorities of the Qatari government. The letter also notes that other foreign state-owned media organizations with similar fact patterns and reach into the United States have recently been required to register as foreign agents.
Crist rounded up more than 85 members of the U.S. House to send a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo calling on him to send humanitarian relief to that nation.
The issue is centered around local voters who have a history of voting in Republican and Democratic primaries. When these voters change their names and addresses when applying for a new driver's license, their voter I.D. card comes back listing them with no party affiliation (NPA), keeping them from voting in the primary.
The bill “encourages companies currently producing medical and pharmaceutical equipment abroad to relocate to the U.S.” and “would also enact a tax credit of federal income tax liability for wages and eligible pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in economically distressed zones, including Puerto Rico.”
Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--signed a letter last week to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross urging him to examine the impact that importing Chinese-made drones has on national security