Friday, May 24, 2019
This past week, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Cissy Proctor traveled to Puerto Rico at Gov. Rick Scott’s request and the invitation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to meet with retailers. 
The University of Tampa (UT) announced this week that it finished its capital campaign, which began in 2007, with more than 15,000 supporters raising more than $160 million. 
U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney wrote SVA Administrator Linda McMahon on the matter on Friday, urging her to make a declaration for Lee County. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan followed suit on Monday, focusing on Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties. 
Diaz-Balart announced the federal funds coming to South Florida at the end of last week.
With the clock ticking until Tuesday’s primary, a new poll shows former state Rep. Neil Combee holding a slight lead over state Rep. Ross Spano, R-Riverview, in the Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla.
With more supply and less demand, gas prices slipped four cents over last week, according to a study from AAA released on Monday.
While scammers, hackers, and other shady individuals are polishing new techniques, many online shoppers are still unaware of the basic online privacy rules. According to NordVPN’s Daniel Markuson, there are some simple steps that help avoid online fraud.
St. Pete Polls took a poll of likely Democratic primary voters for Florida Politics which shows Graham in control of the primary which is Tuesday. 
The poll shows 73 percent of likely Florida Republican primary voters backing Scott.
From his seat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was able to amend the  FY19 Minibus appropriations package. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE