Ron DeSantis Announces $13 Million for JAA for New Infrastructure at Cecil Airport and...

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $13 million in awards to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) for new infrastructure at the Cecil Airport and...
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Florida’s Senators, Maria Elvira Salazar Want to Keep Cuba Listed as State Sponsor of...

Last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--teamed up with U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., on the “Fighting Oppression until the Reign of Castro Ends (FORCE) Act” to keep Cuba on the State Sponsor of Terrorism List.
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Al Lawson: Jacksonville Should Vote on Raising Sales Tax for Schools in November

“On the first day of classes, nearly 41 Duval schools experienced problems with poorly functioning air conditioning units,” Lawson added. “According to news reports, there were more than 119 open A/C work orders. Other problems include roof leaks, mold and degrading pipes. Additionally, many students have been forced to learn in portable classrooms. Safety is another concern altogether; the buildings aren’t secure."
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Ron DeSantis: More than $92 Million Available to Local Governments in Block Grants for...

The CDBG-CV program is designed to help local governments prepare, prevent, and respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 with the governor’s office noting that $92 million is available.
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Nikki Fried Authorizes Florida Forest Service Personnel Deployed to Texas to Help After Winter...

The FFS Green Incident Management Team (IMT) deployed at the end of last week to the Randolph Air Force Base Auxiliary east of San Antonio, Texas. John Kern, the deputy chief of field operations, is serving as incident commander.
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Citrus County Solar Co-Op Launched in Florida

“The co-op will enable Citrus County homeowners and business owners to join the growing community of people saving money by harnessing solar power,” said Heaven Campbell, the Florida program director for Solar United Neighbors. “Together, we’re building a movement to transform our electricity system into one that is cleaner, fairer, and shares its benefits more broadly.”
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FEMA Sending $17.1 Million to Florida Government for Hurricane Michael Recovery

FDC is receiving $6,458,521 in reimbursement for the cost of responding to the disaster. This is the completion of an expedited project, initially awarded in August 2019 at 50 percent of eligible costs incurred.
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Marco Rubio Champions Proposal to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather

The bill would have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) “identify a consistent, federal set of best available forward-looking metrological information." The bill would also have the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “make that information available to standards-developing organizations, with advice and technical assistance to help ensure organizations are able to incorporate this information into standards, building codes and voluntary certifications.”
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Florida’s Construction Industry Wants Trump Administration to Ease Up on Immigration

Groups like the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) note a large percentage of Florida construction firms are having a rough time filling positions. Because of that, these groups want the White House to ease up on restrictions dealing with immigration.
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Darren Soto Leads Florida Democrats in Asking FEMA to Help House Puerto Ricans After...

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., led Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation in sending a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor, urging the agency to work with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide transitional or affordable housing for Puerto Ricans arriving in Florida.
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Central Florida Delegation Call on Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg to Support I-4 Expansion

U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Val Demings, D-Fla., Scott Franklin, R-Fla., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Darren Soto, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz R-Fla., signed the letter. 
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Marco Rubio, Tammy Baldwin Bring Back Proposal to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather

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.
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