Friday, December 4, 2020
With Mast as the main cosponsor, U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, D-SC, introduced the “Climate-Ready Fisheries Act” on Tuesday.
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.
On Wednesday, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has brought on Darcy Abbott to be the state’s first disaster recovery mental health coordinator.
State Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, was able to get his proposal through the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee without opposition this week. State Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia, has the companion bill in the House.
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.
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said he will donate his third-quarter salary to the Navy SEAL Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.
On Tuesday, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor named Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis to his agency’s National Advisory Council (NAC) which coordinates federal emergency management efforts.
This month, the expansion of the Guardian Program took effect in schools across Florida schools. The program allows trained teachers to be armed and carry a concealed weapon on school grounds.