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Florida Senators, Neal Dunn Urge Air Force Brass to Help Restore Tyndall AFB

October 15, 2018 - 11:45am
Marco Rubio, Neal Dunn and Bill Nelson

As the Panhandle and the Big Bend continue to recover from Hurricane Michael, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson--and U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., called on the U.S.  Department of Defense to help repair and restore Tyndall Air Force Base which was hit hard by the storm. 

Disney Donates $1 Million to Help Florida Recover from Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018 - 11:00am

The Walt Disney Company donated $1 million to the Florida Disaster Fund, which is run by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, to help the Panhandle and the Big Bend recover from Hurricane Michael. 

Boom Likely for Melbourne Region as Harris, L3 Technologies Merge

October 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

Melbourne-based Harris Corporation and New York-based L3 Technologies announced Sunday afternoon they have agreed to a transformational all-stock merger of equals, in what is the largest merger in defense industry history. 

Storm-Impacted Businesses Encouraged to Apply for SBDC Bridge Loan, Complete Disaster Assessment

October 12, 2018 - 4:30pm
Cooter Stew Cafe, St. Marks

The Pensacola-headquartered Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, encourages small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael to apply for assistance through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. 

Marco Rubio to Critical Federal Agencies: Stand by to Assist Michael's Victims

October 10, 2018 - 1:30pm

Ahead of Hurricane Michael’s Wednesday landfall in the Florida panhandle, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig to assist communities affected by the storm. 

Carlos Curbelo Backs Reforming Transition Assistance Program for Armed Forces Members

October 8, 2018 - 10:00am
Carlos Curbelo

Last week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., announced he was backing a proposal to reform the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for members of the Armed Forces looking to move into the civilian workforce. 

Stephanie Murphy: HUD Sending Almost $20 Million to Central Florida

October 5, 2018 - 10:00am
Stephanie Murphy

This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced that Central Florida was getting almost $20 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Gov. Rick Scott's Fight against Florida Red Tide Continues

October 5, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering $3 million in grants to St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to help mitigate the effects of red tide. 

Carlos Curbelo, Al Lawson Look to Protect Florida Agriculture With Trade Bill

October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Carlos Curbelo and Al Lawson

While the Trump administration has renegotiated NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, two members of the Florida delegation are looking to protect specialty growers in the Sunshine State. 

SSN to Publish JMI's 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

October 1, 2018 - 6:00am

Starting Tuesday and for the next two weeks, Sunshine State News will run the 12 proposed constitutional amendments on the 2018 Florida ballot -- one amendment per day -- including an analysis of each initiative, as produced by The James Madison Institute.

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