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Florida Congressional Delegation Wants Additional $27 Billion for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

October 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Over the weekend, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--led nearly all members of the Florida congressional delegation in urging the leaders of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide additional resources for hurricane recovery efforts in Florida.

In Wake of Harvey, Irma and Maria, We Need Tax Reform for Small Businesses' Recovery

October 3, 2017 - 6:30pm

Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have recently experienced complete devastation in some areas of the state due to severe hurricane damage and flooding. We are unfortunately all too familiar with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Each state continues to rightfully focus on safety, rebuilding and economic recovery efforts in order to get back on their feet.

The Opioid Disaster—Who Benefits?

October 4, 2017 - 6:00am

The opioid crisis in America is real, it is lethal and it may be killing the nice family that lives next door to you.

Put the Defense Department in Charge of Puerto Rico's Recovery Aid

September 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged President Donald Trump to put the Department of Defense (DOD) in charge of handling the logistics of distributing recovery aid in Puerto Rico as the island grapples with the crisis caused by Hurricane Maria. 

Setting the Baker-Kriseman Record Straight

September 28, 2017 - 1:45pm

As many of you know, I worked as former Mayor Rick Baker’s deputy mayor for Midtown economic development. Baker is currently seeking the job again and as a member of his campaign team, I am deeply disappointed by what appears to be a divisive, win-at-any-cost strategy by the Kriseman campaign.

Florida’s Tourism Industry Stands Together Following Hurricane Irma

September 25, 2017 - 4:30pm

Hurricane Irma touched nearly all parts of Florida, but now that the sun is shining once again, our state’s tourism industry stands together as we recover and rebuild. The entire industry has come together to support those that were impacted.

Navy Needs to Expand Collision Review

September 25, 2017 - 9:15am

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Navy Sec. Richard Spencer calling him to expand the review announced in the wake of two deadly collisions to include all ships, including those stationed at Naval Station Mayport on the First Coast. 

Tragic Deaths, Inaccurate Reporting Shouldn’t Tarnish Nursing Home Professionals

September 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Florida’s nursing home industry is populated by hundreds of excellent centers staffed by thousands of dedicated, caring professionals. It’s unfortunate, but inevitable, that they will get painted with the same negative brush when one facility fails to meet the high standards we set for ourselves. It is grossly unfair, however, for that challenge to be exacerbated by misleading news reporting that inaccurately suggests the long term care profession actively blocked reforms that could have saved lives.

Florida Should Apply STATEWIDE the Key Lessons Hurricane Hermine Taught Us

September 18, 2017 - 6:00am

Labor Day a year ago, Hurricane Hermine ravaged Tallahassee as it swept through the Big Bend part of Florida.

The State of Higher Education in Tragedy and Calm

September 15, 2017 - 6:15pm

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have laid waste to large sections of two of our largest states. Our news is full of tragic stories, but also replete with heroic efforts by many, as well as an intense spirit of giving and caring. By nature, we are a good people and in our hearts we care about the welfare of our neighbors, even if as neighbors they live hundreds or thousands of miles away. 

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