Florida News That Impacts You - Nov. 5th

This is a recap of some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida. While multiple state legislative races have yet to be called, Republicans appear poised to not only retain control of the state legislature but are set to expand representation around the state. On a related note, the closest race in Florida is currently the state Senate race in District 37, it will likely head to a recount as Republican Illeana Garcia currently shows an 18-vote lead over incumbent Democrat Jose Javier Rodriguez. Over 209,000 votes were cast in the election.

Now for the tropics, yes we are talking about this in November. South Florida is in the cone for Tropical Depression Eta for the potential of a Monday/Tuesday event as a tropic storm. Current projections have it passing through the lower Keys on its way towards the gulf.

In other news, attorney John Morgan, who successfully backed Florida’s medical marijuana and now minimum wage amendment has turned against Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. After having been a significant supporter of her previously. Fried was reluctance to openly campaign for the minimum wage Amendment. Now, Morgan said, "Nikki Fried has disqualified herself from any future or statewide office."

Lastly, Riviera Beach based RGF Environment Group which manufactures air purification systems is hiring 350 additional employees and is opening a new plant in Lakeland as demand for their products has surged during the pandemic.

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