U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is raising his national profile and raising funds as he keeps an eye on running for the Republican presidential nomination. Having moved Cesar Conda from his U.S. Senate staff to his Reclaim America PAC, Rubio is focusing on raising funds.
Florida received a one-month reprieve before the enactment of new regulations for some bodies of water, but state regulators are still looking for flexibility from the federal Environmental Protection Agency in developing new regulations that will govern different bodies of water.
Florida is hoping BP will cut it a check large enough to deal with the consequences of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every day for close to a month. But it hasn’t been exactly generous with its own funds used to keep Florida lands and waters free of oil.