This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved seven Florida Forever land acquisitions and conservation easements that will protect Florida’s natural environments in Hardee, Hendry, Indian River, Leon, Okeechobee and Santa Rosa Counties. The properties approved on Tuesday,...
AAA released a report showing gas prices in Florida raised by 10 cents over the past week. On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $3.10, the highest it has been in 2021. At the start of last...
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by state Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and Florida Department of Transportation Sec. Kevin Thibault to announce three transportation projects that they say will improve...
Last week, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., announced that Ocala is getting almost $780,000 in federal funds. Cammack said that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sending $777,0000 to Ocala through a Diesel Emission Reduction Act Award grant. “The city will...
Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., called on U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg to replace the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control tower at Tampa International Airport. Castor wrote Buttigieg and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson on the matter. “The Tampa Airport...
The Florida Ports Council (FPC) announced this week that it has selected its officers for the next year. Jonathan Daniels, the CEO and port director of Port Everglades, will take over as the chairman of the FPC. Carlos Buqueras, the...
This week, the U.S. House set the stage for votes on a $3.5 trillion budget framework and an extra $1 trillion for infrastructure on a 220-212 party lines vote. The passed proposal will let Democrats in control of both chambers...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it has approved two additional grants totaling $42,865,280 to reimburse recovery expenses in Florida for Hurricane Michael in 2018. Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide the following reimbursements: ·...
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill over the opposition of both senators from the Sunshine State. After months of negotiation, the bill cleared the Senate on a 69-30 vote with 19 Republicans, including U.S. Senate...
At an event in Panama City last week highlighting Hurricane Michael recovery, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded more than $5 billion in disaster recovery funding to local governments since he...