Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The Florida Ports Council released “Pathway to Prosperity: The 2019-2023 Five-Year Florida Seaport Mission Plan" which was prepared by the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Council.
“I’m pleased to announce the opening of the I-4 corridor three months earlier than planned after we took advantage of the lower traffic volume by accelerating work on some of these busy roads,” said DeSantis.
On Sunday, a gallon of gas in the Sunshine State cost an average of $2.41, up from $2.33 at the start of last week. Across the nation, the average gallon of gas cost $2.47 on Sunday.
The presidential candidates made clear during their recent debates in Detroit that they're not going to tone down their outrageous rhetoric just because most Americans think they're out of their minds.
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. 
Refineries are conducting seasonal maintenance leading to reduced output. Summer-blend gasoline is hitting the market, as required by the EPA, in effort to reduce smog levels. Because this blend of gasoline requires more additives, it is more expensive to produce.”
The former sheriff announced he will send a one percent sales tax increase--an additional penny of every dollar spent--referendum to Orange County voters. The additional revenue will be used for transportation needs.
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., worked with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry to steer the money to Northeast Florida. 
With summer nearing its end, gas prices in the nation and across the Sunshine State are starting to drop though they are still 50 cents more per gallon than this time last year. 
While the average American is paying 27 more cents a gallon than they did at this time last year, gas prices continue to slip in the Sunshine State despite a rise in the price of oil.