Sunday, August 25, 2019
While waiting to see what school districts will decide and what security measures they will follow, some parents simply don’t want to take a chance. 
Trump is coming back to Central Florida with news breaking this week that he will be heading to the Villages on August 6 for an event focusing on Medicare. The Villages has increasingly become a bastion of Republican support in the Sunshine State as older voters--many of whom fled high tax blue states to head to Florida--increasingly back the GOP.
Several polls have shown that voters from across the political spectrum are ready to improve America’s infrastructure--but there are questions about how it will be paid for.
The topic of illegal immigrants obtaining Florida driving permits is an issue usually proposed by Democrats--but not this time as a Republican in the Legislature is championing the issue.
Last week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone’s, D-NJ. “Stopping Bad Robocalls” bill with major input from members of the Florida delegation. 
This week, the U.S. House voted to suspend the debt limit for two years and passed a $1.37 trillion budget with $738 billion going to defense. The proposal was supported by U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Veterans groups and education leaders are going all out to help a South Florida congresswoman’s proposal to close a loophole proprietary colleges use when it comes to federal funds, including GI benefits.
The program from Amazon is called Rekognition and the city has twice tested the technology. The first trial run went from December 2017 to June 2018.
After requesting the removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith from the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with civil-rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said that the statue of the general would be placed as an exhibition at the Lake County Historical Society. 
The “Raise the Wage Act” passed on 231-199 vote with three Republicans joining the Democrat majority. Six Democrats–none from Florida–joined Republicans to vote against it.