Marco Rubio Pushes for USDA Funds to Help Hurricane Michael Victims

On Friday, with the Senate trying to advance an appropriations bill and avoid a government shutdown, Rubio called on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to send U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) emergency appropriations for states affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael as part of the final bill. 

Florida Chamber Holds Trade Mission to Ireland, United Kingdom

The Florida Chamber of Commerce launches its Business Development and Trade Mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom with an event in Dublin on Monday. 
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Kathy Castor Takes Aim at GOP Over Florida Children Without Insurance

At the end of last week, Castor pointed to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families showing the number of children without insurance in Florida is on the rise. 
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Ron DeSantis Names Chris Kise, Mike Dew to Transition Team

Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to expand his transition team, bringing on former Florida Solicitor General Chris Kise and former Florida Department of Transportation...

Pat Neal, George LeMieux Part of Florida TaxWatch’s New Leadership Team

Piyush Patel, the founder and CEO of KYRA Solutions, will serve as treasurer, and Jim Repp, the president and COO of AvMed Health Plans, takes over as secretary. 
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News From Around Florida

Broward County elections supervisor suspended, Jacksonville councilman wants to guarantee every gang member and ex-felon a job, and is Florida ballot initiative to ban assault rifles coming in 2020?