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Ron DeSantis Touts Florida’s First Statewide Flooding Resilience Plan

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis launched Florida’s first Statewide Flooding Resilience Plan. DeSantis paired up with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Shawn Hamilton and state Chief Resilience Officer Dr. Wes Brooks to announced...

Ron DeSantis Announces $481 Million for Water Quality Projects Across Florida

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Shawn Hamilton and Chief Science Officer Dr. Mark Rains to announce the awards for 103 wastewater and springs projects...

Legislative Leaders Showcase Their Agenda for Next Week’s Special Session in Tallahassee

On Monday, Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, and Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, today, joined by Gov. Ron DeSantis, announced their “Keep Florida Free” legislative agenda that their respective chambers will...

Special Session of the Florida Legislature on Vaccine Mandates Called for Week of November...

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis called for the Legislature to meet for a special session in Tallahassee from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19 “to provide protections for Floridians who have...

Florida Legislature Launches Redistricting Website, Map Drawing Application

On Wednesday, the Florida Legislature launched a joint website and a new interactive map drawing application for the 2022 redistricting cycle. Florida’s redistricting website is a one-stop-shop for information on the redistricting process. Notably, it...

Ron DeSantis Proposes Three Transportation Projects in the Tampa Bay Area

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by state Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and Florida Department of Transportation Sec. Kevin Thibault to announce three transportation projects...

Realtors change strategy to get housing assistance to Florida workers more quickly

Over the last decade, Florida lawmakers have diverted $2.6 billion from funds that were set aside for the state’s affordable housing programs to other budget priorities. In July, Realtors in Florida started a petition drive...

Brewster Bevis Takes Over as New President and Future CEO of Associated Industries of...

During its annual meeting in Orlando this week, the Board of Directors of the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) unanimously named Brewster Bevis as president of AIF, effective immediately. Bevis will transition to president...

Ron DeSantis Offers First Disaster Relief Payments to Florida Educators

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis handed out the first of nearly 177,000 Disaster Relief Payments of up to $1,000 to Florida’s educators in recognition of their efforts to educate students in the 2020-2021 school...

Interior Department Approves Gaming Compact Between Florida, Seminole Tribe

At the end of last week, the U.S. Department of the Interior approved the gaming compact between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. This agreement, the largest gaming compact in history,...

Ron DeSantis, DOT Announce $250 Million in Federal Funds for Port Stimulus Relief Allocation

Earlier this week, the Florida Seaports Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) released a report which shows that Florida’s seaports experienced declines consistent with the overall trend for 2020. Waterborne trade value, for example, decreased 16.1 percent compared to 2019, which is a drop off of $14.1 billion.

Florida TaxWatch: Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Will Save Shoppers $69.4 Million

Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro weighed in on Wednesday about the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, which begins Sat., July 31 and ends Mon., Aug. 9.
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