Sunday, April 11, 2021
With more than 6 million Floridians vaccinated against COVID-19 and millions seeking an inoculation, on Monday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody encouraged vigilance against vaccine-related scams.
Republicans on the committee, including U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Scott Franklin of Florida, sent a letter to Maloney on the matter this week.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday night that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., one of the more outspoken members of the Florida delegation and a top supporter of former President Donald Trump, is being investigated over a possible sexual relationship with a 17-year old girl, including paying for her to travel with him.
Gaitens is a businessman and activist who promised to “bring a consistent voice of leadership in the effort to protect consumers and small businessmen from frivolous lawsuits.”
Lesser will be sworn in as president-elect at the Annual Florida Bar Convention on June 11, when current President-elect Michael Tanner of Jacksonville becomes president. Lesser will serve as president for the 2022-23 Bar year.
The agreement requires BSC to pay more than $188 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients. Florida’s share of the agreement is $11.5 million.
Bilirakis and Maloney co-founded and currently both lead the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues. With Greece celebrating the bicentennial of its independence from the Ottoman Empire, Bilirakis brought out a resolution to honor it last week.
In recent years, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., the former sheriff of Duval County, reintroduced the “Protect and Serve Act” with U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., as the main cosponsor. According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced this week that she is taking action against Google for multiple violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws—including anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary practices, and false and deceptive misrepresentations in connection with its role in the multitrillion-dollar online-display advertising industry.
The Florida delegation applauded the news which is expected to impact around 300,000 Venezuelans in the U.S.