Monday, March 1, 2021
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. 
While some telemarketing tactics are legitimate, the practice is often associated with fraudulent activity, scams, and identity theft. The proposed legislation is sponsored by state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia. 
In his letter, Scott stressed that exposure to these toxins threatens the neurological development of infants and that products approved by the FDA must be safe for consumption.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., will serve on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight.
This year’s award will total $3.8 million. Orlando’s inclusion in the program was restored in 2018 after a multi-year drought, following advocacy by the three representatives.
The Drug Policy Advisory Council coordinates drug control efforts for the entire State of Florida by educating the public on substance abuse and the resources available.
Back in September, Scott and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced the “Fly Safe and Healthy Act” which would have temperature checks as part of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screenings.
The Governor made this announcement at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, where one of the new sites is located.
This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s, D-NC, ‘Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act.”
This week, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence convened an open hearing for Ambassador William Burns, the nominee to be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).