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Tallahassee, FL - Buoyed by lower-than-expected natural gas costs, Florida Power & Light plans to slash May electric bills as customers grapple with the novel coronavirus. Utilities are … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s jobless rate in February was 2.8 percent, but that doesn’t reflect a coronavirus-fueled spike in claims that has overwhelmed the state … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a far-reaching move to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order that blocks restaurants statewide from serving food … more
Daytona Beach, FL - With the coronavirus outbreak coinciding with the rollout of the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau is of course, taking precautions.  Officials say that there are two key … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Confirmed case number five of COVID-19 in Volusia County is a 70-year-old man. As in the other four cases, his condition is travel-related. As of Sunday morning, Flagler County … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would block life insurers and long-term care insurers from using genetic information to price policies, making Florida the first … more
Daytona Beach, FL - The first presumptive positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Central Florida is identified in Volusia County. Yesterday (March 7), the Florida Department of Health … more
Tallahassee, FL - Two Florida seniors who had traveled abroad have become the state’s first residents to die from the novel coronavirus, the Florida Department of Health announced late … more
Tallahassee, FL - Siding with plaintiffs, a federal appeals court has refused to put on hold a decision that bans the state from denying the right to vote to felons who are unable to pay … more
Tallahassee, FL - A fatal virus disease is affecting fresh-water turtles and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to report sick and dead … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida voters will decide in November whether to make it harder to amend the state Constitution. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a ballot measure that … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a new sign of problems in Florida’s property-insurance industry, tens of thousands of homeowners will be shifted to a different insurer this spring because of a … more
Tallahassee, FL -  Negotiations on a wide range of budget issues can begin soon as the House and Senate are poised Thursday to approve record spending proposals for next fiscal year. With … more
Tallahassee, FL - With budget proposals that offer pay increases for state workers and elevate funding for the environment, House and Senate appropriations committees Wednesday unanimously backed … more
Tallahassee, FL - Raising the minimum wage will be on the November ballot. Allowing recreational marijuana won’t. With a critical petition-signature deadline Saturday, those and other … more
Tallahassee, FL - Incoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls said Thursday that a proposal to ban life insurers, disability insurers and long-term care insurers from tapping into customers’ genetic … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Senate health panel on Tuesday split along party lines as Republicans pushed through a measure to permanently eliminate a 90-day period that seniors and disabled people previously … more
Tallahassee, FL - After hearing the harrowing details of a high-school gang rape, a House panel on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would eliminate the time limit for child sex-abuse … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday gave his State of the State address to formally start the 2020 legislative session. Following is DeSantis' address, as prepared for delivery: Mr. … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee research group wants state lawmakers to temper a trend of tying the hands of city and county officials by “preempting” local regulations. The non-profit … more
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