Friday, May 7, 2021
AAA released a study on Sunday showing gas prices in the Sunshine State dipped slightly this week but warned that prices could soon rise. The average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.78 on Sunday, a penny lower than the...
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will send $1.3 to St. Johns Ship Building in Putnam County. “The grant, awarded as part of the FY21 MARAD Small Shipyard Grants category, will enable...
AAA released a report on Sunday showing gas prices in Florida dropped slightly over the past week. On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.79, four cents lower than the start of last week and below the...
“The Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone (RIDE) Act will promote the research and development of advanced alcohol and impaired driving detection technology and will require the implementation of such technology in new motor vehicles," Scott’s office noted.
Rubio is backing U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s, D-Wisc., “Built to Last Act” which they first worked on at the start of last year.
The U.S. House passed the measure on a 218-208 vote. Party lines held with the exception of U.S. Rep. Brain Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., who joined the Democratic majority in passing it.
On Thursday, Moody announced in Sarasota County that all of PGT Innovations will receive anti-human trafficking training through the Highway Heroes campaign. PGT Innovations is the largest private-sector employer in Sarasota County and enlisting the company in the campaign will add more Truckers Against Trafficking certified commercial driver license holders on Florida roadways.
"Gas prices have held relatively steady through the first half of April," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. "However, some upward pressure appears to be moving back into the market, which could affect prices at the pump. Oil prices jumped 6 percent last week, in hopes that demand will continue to grow due to increased COVID-19 vaccinations, lower jobless claims in the U.S. and rising consumer sentiment."
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. John Rose, R-Tenn., brought out the “Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act” with Soto as a co-sponsor.
“This bill would prohibit any federal funds from being used to implement, enforce, or assist in the establishment of a COVID–19 vaccine passport system. The legislation would also prohibit any COVID-19 relief bill funding from going to any state or locality that implements, enforces, or assists in the establishment of a COVID–19 vaccine passport system — putting pressure on state and local governments not to adopt these restrictive systems,” U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale’s office noted.