Government

Quincy J Walters

Hurricane season ended Thursday. Hurricane Irma hit Florida back in September. Six weeks ago, Lee County commissioners sent a letter to the White House, asking for more help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. County officials seem pleased with the emergency agency’s response.

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The Trump Administration announced its decision Monday night to end Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for the nearly 50 thousand Haitian nationals who have been living in the U.S. since the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200 thousand people.

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This week, Governor Rick Scott announced tax cuts he'd like to have in place for next year. But he also recently said he wants to spend almost $2 billion dollars on environmental projects. 


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Governor Rick Scott announced a new tax cut proposal in Fort Myers on Monday.

Speaking at Alufab, a local window installation company, Scott said he’s proposing $180 million dollars in tax cuts for Floridians.  

Part of the cuts would come from sales tax holidays for back to school shopping and preparing for hurricanes. He also wants to reduce the fee to get a driver’s license.

He said cutting taxes generates more money.

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Congress missed a deadline at the end of September to reauthorize funding for the country’s community health centers, which provide access to primary care and other medical services for more than 27 million people nationwide.

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