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Donald Trump Doubles Down on Backing Ron DeSantis for Governor

June 22, 2018 - 9:30am
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis

President Donald Trump doubled down on his support of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., to be Florida’s next governor. 

Rick Scott, SFWMD Emergency-Order More Lake Water South

June 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Gov. Rick Scott at SFWMD Thursday

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. 

Key Members of Florida Delegation Weigh in on US Leaving UN Human Rights Council

June 20, 2018 - 1:30pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Nikki Haley and Ted Deutch

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. 

Marco Rubio, Ben Cardin Get Proposal Targeting the Assad Regime in Syria through the Senate

June 19, 2018 - 3:30pm
Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin

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.

Florida Delegation to USDA: Change APHIS Fees at Florida Ports

June 19, 2018 - 10:45am
Marco Rubio, Sonny Perdue and Bill Nelson

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. 

Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop in Florida

June 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Rick Scott

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

June 15, 2018 - 9:45am
Marco Rubio and Val Demings

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. 

SFWMD Approves Budget Amendment to Fight Invasive Climbing Fern in Loxahatchee National Refuge

June 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Lygodium has overrun tree islands in the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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.

Ted Yoho, Collin Peterson Propose Reforming Regulations on Transporting Livestock

June 13, 2018 - 4:45pm
Ted Yoho and Collin Peterson

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. 

Republicans and Democrats Undecided on Florida's Next Governor

June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Philip Levine, Gwen Graham, Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis

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. 

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