Tag: pandemic

Biden Administration Not Being Truthful About the Deficit

With recent polls showing that most voters don’t approve of President Joe Biden's handling of the economy and inflation, the White House is going on defense heading into the 2022 election cycle. The Biden team...

New Polling Shows Democrats Losing to Republicans in 2022 Congressional Races

An ABC NEWS/Washington Post poll released last month shows GOP congressional candidates with their largest midterm election lead over the Democrats in 40 years. If the elections were held now, 51 percent of registered voters...

New Florida TaxWatch Report Stresses the Importance of Manufacturing Supply Chains

This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Supply Chain Resiliency in the Face of Economic Disruption: Connex Florida as a Platform for Resilience,” a report which analyzes the importance and influence of supply chains in today’s economy, highlighting the impact that major disruptions – like the unprecedented global pandemic – can have, while also presenting Connex Florida as a practical solution to supply chain resiliency going forward.
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Florida Could Be Next as States Being Sued Over Cutting Off Jobless Benefits

Union groups are representing several plaintiffs in states like Indiana, Virginia, Maryland and Texas for canceling the supplemental unemployment benefits early.

Rick Scott Makes Last Moment Appeal, Urging Florida Delegation Reject $1.9 Trillion Stimulus

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to the Florida congressional delegation urging them to vote against President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending package which now heads back to the U.S. House of Representatives following passing the U.S. Senate last week. 
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People Are Moving To Florida Thanks, In Part, to the Coronavirus Pandemic

The American moving equipment and storage rental company U-HAUL released their 2020 annual migration trend report which shows Florida is one of the top states people are moving to.
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Orange County Cranks Up Enforcing COVID Rules

Now the county is moving forward to punish businesses that don’t follow the rules, since they cannot fine individuals. At the start of the month, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings called this time a “critical juncture," insisting it is critical that businesses follow the rules.

Jimmy Patronis: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to First Responders is Needed for Florida to Recover

“Our firefighters live in extremely close quarters inside a fire station where social distancing is difficult and nearly impossible when responding to emergency calls. If one fire station goes down with a rash of COVID cases, it puts a strain on the entire fire department in that area. We must do everything we can to ensure continuity of emergency services by protecting these first responders,” he added. 
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Florida Can Expect Fewer Travelers, More Caution at Long-Term Care Centers This Thanksgiving

AAA released a report this week which expects 50.6 million Americans--down from 56 million last year--will travel this Thanksgiving, including around 2.76 million residents of the Sunshine State, down from 2.91 million in 2019. 

Marco Rubio: New Goldman Sachs Survey Underscores Why Small Businesses Need More Help from...

“It is clear that partisan obstruction in Washington is hurting small businesses and their employees all across the country,”  Rubio said. “We could have passed additional federal relief three months ago, but election-year politics got in the way. There are no more excuses. Small businesses are shutting their doors. Employees are losing their jobs. Families are losing their livelihoods. House Democrats need to stop holding them hostage as they press for policies on their wishlist. Congress needs to stop playing partisan games and pass small business relief now.”
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Gina Loudon: Mothers Demand Schools Safely Reopen

For the more than 2.7 million students enrolled in Florida schools, virtual learning has made both school and home life increasingly difficult. Florida moms saw our kids lose their energy and enthusiasm for learning. 
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Anna Eskamani Wants Ron DeSantis to Use Executive Orders to Help Central Florida Through...

Eskamani sent a letter to the governor asking him to take steps to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the economy. Specifically, she asked him to waive work search requirements for the people currently on unemployment, something the governor has already done the past two months.
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