Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, FACEC
President, Chen Moore and Associates
As published by the Sun Sentinel on October 7, 2022
Last week: I’ve seen a lot of people that excitedly posted about dropping gas prices due to the gas tax holiday that is taking place the entire month of October 2022. This effectively reduces the price of gas by 25.3 cents per gallon. Sadly, most Floridians don’t know that these taxes go to fund a large portion of the Florida Department of Transportation and local governmental budgets for capital projects and mass transit. In this particular case, the lost money will be offset by federal COVID relief dollars, but robbing Peter to pay Paul isn’t great policy.
Looking ahead: The University of Florida’s Presidential Search Committee has unanimously recommended U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse as the sole finalist to become the University of Florida’s 13th president. Sasse currently serves as a senator from Nebraska and is a former college president, highly accomplished scholar and nationally recognized authority on higher education. While this still needs to move forward for approval by the Board of Trustees, this is a huge change for the state’s flagship university.