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Shuttered live-music venues need congressional supportGuest columnist

Nov 28, 2020 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

On a recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Florida was called a "cracked out hot mess." It's hard to argue that. On Sept. 14, Halsey Beshears, the Florida Secretary for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, opened up bars at limited capacity after they had been shuttered for six months. Twelve days later, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida would move back to normal business for all.

But we are far from normal. I own the Crowbar in Ybor City and I'm leading the ...