The governor said more than $2.2 million from the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program will be sent to the county to repair two bridges. The bulk of those funds--almost $1.6 million-- will go to repair the Hutchinson Ferry Bridge that collapsed in September while $676,750 will be used to repair the Little River Bridge.
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted for a bill authorizing $8.3 billion to ready for and combat coronavirus.
Only two members voted against the bill, as both U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Col., objected to it. Thirteen members, including U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., did not vote on the bill.
The Florida Medical Association (FMA), which represents more than 25,000 doctors across the Sunshine State, offered praise for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ early efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19), including working with the medical community on the matter.
With more coronavirus cases being reported across the nation, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is calling for offering free tests for anyone experiencing symptoms.
Last week, Bilirakis paired up with U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to bring out the “Major Richard Star Act.”
Waltz applauded Gov. Ron DeSantis for declaring Public Health Emergency in Florida after the cases were reported.