Last month, with the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., brought out the “Set Sail Safely Act,” which, according to Scott’s office, “will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations.”
“This unprecedented year-long lockdown of an entire industry by the federal government has directly harmed the State of Florida, its citizens, and their families, resulting in the loss of billions of dollars in economic activity,” the governor’s office noted.
Rubio and Nelson teamed up on Thursday to send U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, a letter on the matter.
Despite the reopening of Disney Springs, Disney has yet to disclose a reopen date for any of its theme parks. In the meantime, Disney World has changed CEOs and has been surveying annual pass membership holders about potential new safety policies.
After months of debate, the Daytona Beach City Commission passed one of the strictest panhandling ordinances in the nation. The new ordinance basically allows no panhandling anywhere within 150 feet of an intersection.
On Wednesday, Visit Florida announced that 126.1 million out of state guests hit Florida in 2018, up from almost 119 million in 2017.
With more supply and less demand, gas prices slipped four cents over last week, according to a study from AAA released on Monday.