Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that almost $1.9 million has been awarded to three communities through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rural Infrastructure Fund. Included in the $1.9 million is...
Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., called on U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg to replace the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control tower at Tampa International Airport. Castor wrote Buttigieg and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson on the matter. “The Tampa Airport...
This week, the U.S. House set the stage for votes on a $3.5 trillion budget framework and an extra $1 trillion for infrastructure on a 220-212 party lines vote. The passed proposal will let Democrats in control of both chambers...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it has approved two additional grants totaling $42,865,280 to reimburse recovery expenses in Florida for Hurricane Michael in 2018. Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide the following reimbursements: ·...
DeSantis ordered the rates lowered from $4.50 to $2.30 for drivers with a SunPass and from $5.00 to $2.75 for drivers paying cash. 
Rubio is co-sponsoring U.S. Sen. Gary Peters’, D-Mich., “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act” which “would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to ensure they can better identify and mitigate threats to Industrial Control Systems, the operational technology involved in operating the function of critical infrastructure networks, including pipelines, water supply and electric utilities.”
The bill “will that will improve the resiliency of communications networks during emergencies.”
During debris removal operations, Bay County’s County Line Road and part of Steelfield Road were damaged by heavy truck traffic, including alligator cracks, potholes and edge damage. Funds will reimburse the county for the removal and replacement back to pre-disaster design, function and capacity.
Most of the funds--$29 million--was awarded through the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, $1.2 million through the Community Planning Technical Assistance (CPTA) grant program, $280,000 through the Competitive Florida Partnership grant program and $198,500 through the Rural Expansion Toolkit initiative.
Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are championing a proposal to “prohibit bulk-power equipment that is owned by, operated or associated with a foreign adversary from providing power to our nation’s defense critical electric infrastructure.”