Thomas Hobbs is the newest lobbyist with Ramba Consulting Group, and will become Chief Pilot and Operations Manager for Capital Air Service, according to a Thursday press release. Hobbs, a captain in the Florida Army National Guard, is just back from National Guard duty in the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma, and less than six months after a deployment in Iraq.
Today, tune in as the Florida Chamber Foundation launches a free online tool to help close Florida’s talent and skills gaps. LaunchMyCareerFL.org is a one-stop-shop that helps students look at programs at public institutions and training programs in Florida and analyze their potential personal outcomes.
Delegation staying focused on priority issues This week the last-gasp attempt to gut Obamacare failed. Just two days later, President Donald Trump and Republicans began to talk up tax reform. Getting relief to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico (and Floridians still suffering from Irma) was also on the minds of lawmakers.
Republican James Buchanan keeps racking up endorsements for his House District 72 campaign, and Wednesday he added the one of the biggest names in Florida Politics to the list in U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
With the votes tallied, Democrat Annette Taddeo beat out Republican Jose Felix Diaz 51-47 in the Tuesday special election for Senate District 40, despite all signs pointing toward a low-turnout Election Day and early voting numbers strongly favoring Diaz.
The Florida House of Representatives graphics team has done it again, putting together an uplifting 5-minute clip about the state’s recovery after Hurricane Irma.
Through all the ups and downs of Hurricane Irma – the power outages, the flooding, the desperate quest for essential supplies – there was one place Floridians knew they could count on in a time of need. Florida’s hospitals were there for the people of our state, performing as flawlessly as anyone could hope to under the most trying circumstances imaginable.