Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Mason Dixon took a poll for Florida TaxWatch which indicates Floridians strongly support COVID-19 business and healthcare liability protections by 72 percent and 74 percent, respectively.
With solid Republican majorities in both chambers, Gov. Ron DeSantis, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and state Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, should not face many challenges from the Democrats. But there will be problems in the days to come, especially as DeSantis pushes a $96.6 proposed budget which includes $625 million for Everglades restoration and a new “Resilient Florida” program to deal with climate change with $1 billion in bonds over the next four years. 
Three Republicans joined the Democratic majority in passing the bill to include sexual orientation and gender equality to the protections included in the Civil Rights Act that Congress approved and President Lyndon Johnson signed into law back in 1964.
“The Southern States Energy Board was enacted by Congress in 1960 to enhance economic and innovations in energy and environment programs. Sixteen southern states and two territories are represented on the Board, with each governor and two legislators from each delegation,” the speaker’s office noted.
Established in 2018, the Elder Justice Committee strives to assist state attorneys general in combating elder abuse and fraud through educational programs and resource sharing and development.
At the end of last week, Florida TaxWatch announced “five taxpayer priorities” for the 2021 Legislative Session, which will begin on March 2 and adjourn on April 30.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Operation Talon is a nationwide operation that focuses on removing illegally present convicted sex offenders from the United States.
Young confined the toddler in a closet, without food or water, until later found dead by other cult members.
The funds are part of $49 million being sent to 28 states and territories through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) programs.
Hastings brought out the “Teacher Victims' Family Assistance Act with the support of six Democrats as co-sponsors including U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla.