Thursday, June 24, 2021
More than twenty years ago, the Better Jacksonville Plan (BJP) promised many improvements to our infrastructure. But five years ago, the current administration stated that more than $250 million worth of BJP projects had not been completed. 
The grants will assist communities in funding workforce training and public infrastructure projects to support growth and employment in Florida.
Brightline executives, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings joined region-wide county and city officials, Central Florida government partners and community leaders who toured the new facility site and celebrated the major construction milestone.
Bay County, the former Bay Medical Center, Palm Bay Prep Academy and West Florida Electric Cooperative Association Inc. will be receiving the funds.
While Twin 33-foot trailer vehicles are not permitted under federal law, these freight trucks have operated in Florida since 2010.  Our state saw more than a decade ago how efficient and eco-friendly they are for the transportation industry, and the results for safety, efficiency, and our infrastructure are impressive.
Appearing in Panama City on Thursday, DeSantis announced the funds which come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. 
On Wednesday, Rubio sent a letter to U.S. HUD Sec. Marcia Fudge urging her to improve conditions at Hilltop Village Apartments.
Duval County residents have been neglected for far too long. Think about all the opportunities to improve the quality of life in your own neighborhood. Most of those improvements would help improve quality of life in Jacksonville more than dumping hundreds of millions into Lot J and the Skyway. 
The funds reimburse the district for the cost of inspections and emergency repairs to 42 buildings throughout the system, as well as water remediation to those facilities after the storm. Previously, FEMA awarded $355,464 for these costs.
Rubio is backing U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s, D-Wisc., “Built to Last Act” which they first worked on at the start of last year.