President Donald Trump doubled down on his support of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., to be Florida’s next governor.
Following decisive direction from Gov. Rick Scott and an emergency order issuance by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) implemented an array of new actions Thursday, adding to current efforts already under way to lower lake levels and move more water into the conservation areas caused by record May rainfall.
Two members of the Florida congressional delegation with key foreign policy assignments on Capitol Hill weighed in on the Trump’s administration to leave the UN Human Rights Council.
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., who leads Democrats on that committee, to pass an amendment empowering the U.S. government to investigate war crimes committed by the Assad regime leading Syria.
Insisting they want to help ports across the state, Florida’s two U.S. senators and several of the state’s delegation in the U.S. House are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to change how the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) charges importers to fumigate produce imported into the U.S.
With 19,000 new private sector jobs created in May, the state unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, Gov. Rick Scott announced on Friday.
Florida Senators, Central Florida Representatives: Stop Pulling CBP Officers from Orlando International Airport
Florida‘s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--teamed up with three Central Florida Democrats--U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto--to call on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to keep officers in the Orlando area.
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board Thursday approved a budget amendment that will clear the way for up to $2 million per year in federal funding to help fight the spread of invasive Lygodium, also known as Old World Climbing Fern, in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in western Palm Beach County.
This week, from his perch on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced a bill reforming federal regulation on how haulers transport livestock across the country.
With two and a half months until the primaries at the end of August, Florida Republicans and Democrats remain undecided on who they want to see replace term-limited Gov. Rick Scott.