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USDA Sending $351,135 to Improve Equitable Access to Housing for Rural Florida

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Tom Vilsack announced at the end of last week that the Department is investing $86 million to improve equitable access to jobs, business opportunities, education, housing and health...

Ashley Moody Warns About Child Tax Credit Payment Scams

Last week, eligible parents started to receive a monthly advance payment on the Child Tax Credit as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. An estimated 36 million families will continue to receive payments from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of up to $300 per child, per month.

Kathy Castor Speaks to Tampa High School Students About $1.9 Trillion Federal Stimulus

As part of the $1.9 trillion that Congress and the White House agreed upon last month, the American Rescue Plan provides $500 million for Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) to keep schools operating safely, address summer school and keep educators on the job through the public health emergency.

Florida’s Affordable Housing Program Could See Fewer Funds

The program, known as the State and Local Government Housing Trust Funds. has helped thousands of Floridians purchase a home and it helped attract teachers, firefighters and law enforcement officers to come to the Sunshine State to work.
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Scott Franklin, Greg Steube Back the State Tax Freedom Act

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, the top Republican on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, introduced the bill at the end of last month with more than 25 co-sponsors from the GOP including U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., Franklin and Steube. Comer leads Republicans on the U.S. House Oversight and Government Committee.

Al Lawson: More than $21 Million in Stimulus Funds Going for Vaccines in Jacksonville...

Lawson said that six North Florida Community Health Centers will get $21,152,500 to help with vaccines, part of $6 billion included in the stimulus to expand vaccination efforts in underserved communities.

Rick Scott Takes Aim at Pete Buttigieg Opening the Door to Mileage Tax

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., came out swinging at the Biden administration, particularly U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg over potentially imposing a mileage tax and raising the gas tax. Buttigieg seemed to open...

Ron DeSantis Calls for CDC to Rescind No-Sail Order, Plans to Use Stimulus Funds...

“The federal government has provided guidance to all other passenger transportation modes and other industries; however, it has failed to issue guidance for the cruise industry to assist in its recovery,” the governor’s office noted.

Rick Scott to Federal Reserve: What’s Your Plan to Address American’s Debt Crisis?

Scott sent a letter to members of the Federal Open Market Committee asking them to address the risk that rising inflation poses to the economy, and to families and small businesses across the nation.

Al Lawson: Colleges and Universities in North Florida Getting $255 Million From Federal Stimulus

“At least half of the funding each institution receives will be issued directly to students in the form of emergency financial grants to help pay for course materials, housing, food, health care, childcare and other essentials,” Lawson’s office noted.

Ron DeSantis Offers Recommendations on Stimulus Money as Rick Scott Repeats Call to Reject...

The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill continue to clash over the new $1.9 trillion federal stimulus bill signed into law earlier this month even as Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined his plan on how the state government should spend the funds it received from it.

Rick Scott Urges Governors, Mayors to Reject Excess Federal Stimulus Funds

“This commitment will serve the best interests of hard-working American taxpayers and will send a clear message to Washington: politicians in Congress should quit recklessly spending other people’s money,” Scott’s office noted.