Monday, March 25, 2019
“Florida’s economy is strong but there is still work to be done in some of our hardworking, resilient North Florida communities,” said DeSantis when he announced the grants on Wednesday. “The development of infrastructure is critical for the economic development of these rural communities.”
The funds will be used to build almost 250 miles of distribution lines.
“The goal of the ISF is to help Florida evolve from a state that has witnessed school and workplace violence that has claimed dozens of lives, to a state that has among the safest schools and places of employment in the nation,” the new group noted on Wednesday. “The ISF will focus and champion solutions in four key areas: safer schools, safer workplaces, mental health, and public safety.”
On Monday, the House passed without opposition U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko’s “Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act.” Bilirakis was the main cosponsor. 
On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch released a report on how a proposed amendment to the state constitution deregulating parts of the energy industry in Florida would impact the Sunshine State. 
A heavy favorite to win reelection, Gelber showcased his accomplishments as mayor, including creating an inspector general’s office for the city, passing a GO Bond program to help more than 50 capital projects, education reform, expanding city trolleys and adding police officers to every public school.
“Plagued by mold, chronic roof leaks, persistent flooding, significant space constraints, and a $20 million maintenance backlog, the current 40-year-old courthouse lacks basic structural safeguards to protect judges and courtroom personnel."
In her first meeting on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., called for more investments in South Florida. 
Spano will serve on the Aviation, the Highways and Transit and the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittees. 
Last week, Liberty First Network President Alex Snitker, who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010, gave all 40 members of the state Senate his group’s report on red light cameras in Florida.