Friday, November 22, 2019
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. 
This marks the second major grant that DOT has sent to Lakeland Linder in recent months. Back in September, Spano, who sits on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, announced DOT was sending $10.15 million to Lakeland Linder to improve its main runway and to reconstruct runway lighting.
“Motorists have enjoyed falling gas prices during the past month, and it appears prices are about to move even lower,” AAA reported. “The price of oil plummeted by more than $4 per barrel today. Tuesday's daily settlement of $55.69 per barrel is the lowest since November 2017.”
After rising in recent days, including an eight cents jump two weeks ago, gas prices in Florida dropped last week with the average gallon in the Sunshine State costing $2.25 a gallon, three cents less than a week ago, according to a new study from AAA.  
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AAA released a report on Monday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.58 on Sunday, down nine cents from the week before and a drop of 12 cents over the past 11 days. This is 22 cents less than this time last year and well under the national average of $2.74 a gallon.
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.
The study found Uber’s activities support $1 billion of gross domestic product in Florida and adds $134 million to the state’s economy.
AAA sounded an optimistic note when it released the study on Monday, noting that prices at the pump could drop another 10 cents in the Sunshine State in the next two weeks. 
State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, introduced the bill which let illegal immigrants use documents like an unexpired foreign passport or a birth certificate from another nation to get a drivers license.