Issues of Interest

VOICE CLONING SCAM Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a consumer alert to caution Floridians about a new, innovative phone scamming technology that recreates familiar voices in an attempt to steal money. The technology allows people to use near-perfect reproductions of real people’s voices. Scammers could use the technology to pose as the target’s family member or friend asking for money in an emergency. If you experience a scam, you can report it by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or by visiting

RED SNAPPER Governor DeSantis announced the 2020 Gulf red snapper recreational season will run June 11th through July 25th with a possible fall reopening should quota be available. More information may be found here.

FLORIDA JOB GROWTH GRANT FUND Governor DeSantis awarded nearly $5 million to the City of Pensacola for infrastructure enhancements to the Pensacola International Airport through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state. Proposals are reviewed by the Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida and chosen by the Governor.