Sunday, August 18, 2019
Boyd, who served four terms in the Florida House, launched his bid on Thursday as he looks to keep Galvano’s seat, which includes all of Manatee County and part of Hillsborough County, for the GOP. 
With higher education costs increasingly a concern across the nation, two legislators from Florida are looking to expand college scholarships for eligible students in Florida College System schools and career centers.
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) announced this week that it has approved 118 loans totaling more than $1.7 million to help residents of the Panhandle buy new houses in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
This week, two Democrats in the Florida delegation--U.S. Rep. Val Demings and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch--joined with fellow members of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to urge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to consider two measures adding more background checks to purchase guns.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, held a hearing titled “Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Michael's Impact on Northwest Florida's Small Businesses” on the Panhandle. 
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., continued his support for President Donald Trump’s trade policies with China.
A prominent leader of the business community in Florida warned this week that expanded energy exploration off the coast of the Sunshine State could impact military bases across the state.
A year until the primaries and less than 15 months until the 2020 elections, it looks like Florida won’t see many tight congressional races.
This week, members of the Florida delegation on both sides of the aisle reacted to reports that the Maduro regime is looking to hold elections earlier than scheduled.
Last month, state Rep. Adam Hattersley, D-Riverview, a veteran and small business owner, announced he was challenging freshman U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla. Hattersley was first elected to the Florida House last year and represents parts of Hillsborough County.