While prices have been creeping up, gas is still much cheaper than pre-COVID.
Unemployment has grown again in recent weeks, likely due to the end of seasonal jobs.
The Senator appeared on the Fox News Channel on Sunday Morning.
'We do not build our budget based on assumptions as to what Congress may or may not do.'
First-time unemployment claims tripled in the first full week of 2021.
Resurgent virus has caused a spike in layoffs.
23 Florida school districts have not yet implemented the pay increases.
The figure reflects high spending to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, while revenue declined.
COVID-19 creates big budget challenges in 2021.
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