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Tallahassee, FL - New Yorkers and their neighbors from the tri-state region no longer have to self-quarantine for two weeks after entering Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had repeatedly disparaged … more
Tallahassee, FL - The coronavirus pandemic is resulting in a surge in the number of Floridians seeking help from a state program that provides cash assistance to needy families, driving up … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis late Monday signed 28 bills into law, including a controversial measure that will prevent local governments from imposing bans on certain types of … more
This story combines two reports, both authored by the staff at News Service Florida Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 15 bills from this year’s legislative session, … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s ban on serving alcohol to people in bars will be reevaluated daily, the state’s top business regulator said in a series of tweets over the weekend that also … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Effective immediately,  all vendors licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises who get more than 50 percent of their gross revenue from that sale, shall suspend … more
Tallahassee, FL - Visit Florida intends to use marketing dollars unspent from late winter and spring, as the coronavirus took hold, to get people to again explore the state. In addition to a … more
Tallahassee, FL - A bar near the University of Central Florida has had its state alcoholic beverage license suspended for violating reopening guidelines after 13 employees and at least 28 … more
Tallahassee, FL - Confronted by yet another record day of new coronavirus infections, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday said the state would begin cracking down on restaurants and bars that … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling that would pave the way for hundreds of thousands of Floridians who have been convicted of felonies to … more
Tallahassee, FL - Fewer than one in four hospital adult intensive-care unit beds statewide are empty, according to data updated Wednesday by the state Agency for Health Care Administration. … more
Tallahassee, FL - LGBTQ advocates are hailing Monday’s (June 16th) landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that gay, lesbian and transgender workers are covered by federal anti-discrimination … more
Tallahassee, FL - Saying society needs to "function," Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed Tuesday to keep Florida open despite a recent surge in the number of people infected with COVID-19. “We are not … more
Tallahassee, FL - Thousands of current and prospective international students in Florida are facing uncertainty about their immigration status, as COVID-19 could continue to disrupt the … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a case stemming from threats made by a teen to shoot school classmates, an appeals court Friday rejected a challenge to a state law that allows authorities to remove guns if … more
Tallahassee, FL - A week after the state university system’s Board of Governors laid out a blueprint for how to reopen campuses in the fall, school officials are offering more details about … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a stark reminder of the toll of COVID-19 on seniors and their caregivers, slightly more than half of the reported deaths of Floridians from the disease have now been linked to … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Hurricane season officially begins on Monday and the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins today, running through next Thursday, June 4.  Jim Judge, Volusia … more
Tallahassee, FL - Opening the door for hundreds of thousands of convicted felons to be added to Florida’s voting rolls, a federal judge on Sunday struck down major parts of a state law … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Seven inmates at a Daytona Beach state prison have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the Florida Department of Corrections announced … more
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