Sunday, April 21, 2019
This is the first time a Small Shipyard grant, which were established back in 2008,  will be coming to Florida and Diaz-Balart is taking some of the credit. 
“I look forward to applying my passion for construction and transportation to Ballard Partners’ clients in this new endeavor and am grateful for the opportunity to continue strengthening transportation policy and overall economic growth in Florida.”
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao, calling on her to grant funding through the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program to complete Phase II of the Tamiami Trail Modification Next Step project.
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, weighed in on the study on Monday, saying gas prices should continue to drop in Florida in the days to come. 
"The new year has breathed new life back into the oil market," said Jenkins on Monday.
Gov. Rick Scott was upbeat about the news and contrasted the use of public funds to support such ventures and leaving them to the private sector. 
“Florida suspended 1.7 million licenses in the last year alone, impacting nearly 10 percent of the state’s driving population,” JMI noted. “With the necessity of a driver’s license for employment application and work, these suspension practices are limiting job opportunities for citizens who commit one of 16 offenses like illegal firearm possession, drug possession, and giving alcohol to a minor."
Spano will serve on the Aviation, the Highways and Transit and the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittees. 
“Prices should slip lower this week, due to falling futures prices on the stock market,” Jenkins said. “However, demand historically remains strong through August, which should prevent prices from slipping anywhere near the lows we saw last year."
One of the younger members of the House--he turns 30 in February--Trumbull sits on a number of key committees including the Appropriations, the Rules and the State Affairs Committees. He also sits on the Joint Legislative Budget Commission.