Saturday, October 19, 2019
The council released the report, which includes recommendations for the ports on environmental changes and highlights their role in helping Florida recover from natural disasters, on Tuesday.
State Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, was able to get his proposal through the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee without opposition this week. State Rep. Mike Beltran, R-Lithia, has the companion bill in the House.
Florida Polytechnic University will continue its work on autonomous vehicle technology with a grant from the National Science Foundation.
AAA released a report on Monday noting that the week began with the average gallon of gas in Florida costing $2.42, well below the national average of $2.64 and six cents lower than the start of last week.
After rising across Florida in the aftermath of drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, gas prices across the state have slipped, moving down in the past week.
This week, from his seat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was able to secure funds for the Sunshine State as appropriations bills gained momentum in the upper chamber.
After drone attacks on Saudi Arabia oil processing plants earlier this month, gas prices continued to rise across Florida.
AAA looked over the past three years and they found that “Sept. 25 marks the start of the best booking window for air travel around both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.”
Rubio showcased funds headed to Florida through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill; the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill; and the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. All of those bills cleared the Appropriations Committee. 
The funds will be used to help the small town, which is located on the Suwanee River on the Gilchrist County-Levy County border, improve its infrastructure to boost tourism and business.