Friday, July 10, 2020
While the first half of 2018 saw a record high number of tourists visiting the Sunshine State, Gov. Rick Scott and Visit Florida are looking to ensure that red tide and Hurricane Michael don’t slow the tourist boom in the second half. 
Backed by the Estuary Caucus, Posey was able to add the funds as part of the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. 
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), urging the agency to issue an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the state of Florida to help businesses receive SBA EIDL loans that are suffering from economic injury due to the coronavirus.
Last week, as part of the “How Washington Wastes Your Money” series that he does with the Heritage Foundation, Scott released an online video ripping into the Green New Deal. 
According to Barrons' recent report, Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger discussed potential new procedures for guest screening prior to admission at any of Disney's theme parks, in California, Florida, Asia and Europe.
Gov. Ron DeSantis met Pence at the airport and they greeted each other with elbow bumps. They had lunch at Beth’s Burger Bar but the two most important stops focused on public health and the economy.
First elected to the Florida House in 2010, Young, an attorney, moved up the GOP ranks, serving as majority whip and deputy majority leader under Speaker Will Weatherford in her second term before being picked by Speaker Steve Crisafulli to be majority leader in her last term in the House.
The funds are coming from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Gulf Coast Restoration for the Snorkel and Dive Reef construction project. The $1,233,566.00 Direct Component grant comes from funds included in the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) which was passed in 2012.
Florida's theme parks have enjoyed strong attendance in recent months and there are several new attractions which could help both Disney World and Universal Orlando improve on their record-breaking 2018. Here are some of the new attractions that will attract visitors for the fall 2019 season.
AFP’s Florida Chapter announced on Monday that it had sent letters to the members of the state Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee to support a proposal from state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, to squash the fund.