Sunday, December 8, 2019
Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has a new perch. On Wednesday, Carroll weighed in on her new role.
Looking back at his first six months in Tallahassee, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced, since he took office, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded more than $600 million as Floridians recover from Hurricanes Michael, Irma, Matthew and Hermine.
This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., paired with several members of the U.S. House to bring out a proposal having the U.S. Homeland Security Department examine and report on digital forgery--“deepfake”--technology.
Chief Kenneth Albano of the Temple Terrace Police Department was installed as the new president of the FPCA. He announced his plans as president to focus on officer health, safety, and wellness, particularly in light of the rising incidence of police officer suicides.
Democratic presidential candidates and a congresswoman from South Florida are working overtime to try and end the housing of children who entered the country illegally at the Homestead Detention Facility--but it looks like their efforts will bear no fruit with President Donald Trump signing a border funding bill.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg both scored good marks during last week’s Democratic presidential debates in South Florida--and now they are building more support in the Sunshine State.
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., announced they were now members of the American Flood Coalition, “a nonpartisan alliance to address the growing threat of flooding and sea level rise.” With the two congressmen on board, there are now 17 members of Congress as part of the coalition.
This week, Dr. Louis Algaze was selected by the State Board of Education to serve as the executive director of the Florida Virtual School (FLVS).
Along with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Director Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore and state Rep Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, Buchanan toured the preserve on Monday. The Robinson Preserve, the Manatee River and canals between Ellenton and Bradenton have all been hit by blue-green algae.
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) are accepting economic development project proposals for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, offering up to $40 million to fund job training and public infrastructure projects that support growth and employment in Florida.