Tuesday, February 19, 2019
On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) will use its Socialserve service to help residents of the Sunshine State who lost their homes in Hurricane Michael find rental housing. 
With five weeks to go until Floridians pick their next governor, the two top candidates are calling on each other to return donations. 
Rubio is the chairman of the CECC and a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. He and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, the cochairman of the CECC, held a hearing on “The Communist Party’s Crackdown on Religion in China” on Wednesday. 
When Scott took over in January 2011, the unemployment rate in Florida stood at 10.8 percent. 
The emergency rule reschedules Epidiolex, a cannabinoid-based drug, from a Schedule 1 drug to a Schedule 5 under Florida state statutes. Epidiolex is the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription pharmaceutical that contains a highly purified substance derived from cannabidiol—a cannabinoid lacking THC and therefore non-euphoric.
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, weighed in on the study on Monday, saying gas prices should continue to drop in Florida in the days to come. 
According to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., office, the delegation called on Mattis to povide  “available consistent, immediate, and detailed communication of the funding and support needed to repair infrastructure, restore operations and provide for local service members, civilians and their families.”
Gov. Rick Scott returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday with his first public events after taking weeks off to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. 
Scott said that DEP will send those funds to Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to help mitigate the effects of red tide. 
The Florida CFO race has been off stage in recent weeks with incumbent Jimmy Patronis assured of the Republican nomination and former state Sen. Jeremy Ring facing no opposition for the Democratic nomination. But the race is starting to heat up with both sides taking aim at each other in recent days.