Monday, December 10, 2018
The two Democrats from the Sunshine State joined other congressional Democrats on Tuesday in sending a letter on the matter to U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue.
On Wednesday, incoming Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced the leadership of her Inaugural Committee as she readies to take over as the only Democrat holding statewide office in the Sunshine State on January 8.
In recent weeks, “college indoctrination” or “education bias” has become a hot topic, says Jacksonville’s WBOB Talk Radio News Director Roger Henderson.
County chairs are being targeted in Broward, Palm Beach, Duval and Brevard Counties. 
During his tenure in charge, the GOP flipped 14 of the state’s 67 counties and saw Donald Trump carry Florida and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., keep his seat in 2016.
In honor of the late state Sen. Dorothy Hukill, state Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, and state Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, R-DeLand, are bringing back her proposal for a mandatory class on financial literacy bill for Florida high school students. 
The DeSantis team noted the committee is “comprised of policy experts, state leaders and executives who will advise the administration and help shape the future of Florida's policies to restore and protect our state's unique environment, natural resources and agriculture industry.”
At the end of last week, representatives from Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia wrote to retiring U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is expected to take over as speaker in January, on the matter, calling for agricultural assistance from the federal government by the end of the year. 
On Friday, with the Senate trying to advance an appropriations bill and avoid a government shutdown, Rubio called on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to send U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) emergency appropriations for states affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael as part of the final bill. 
At the end of last week, Castor pointed to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families showing the number of children without insurance in Florida is on the rise.