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Tallahassee, FL - Florida continues to see a steady decline in first-time unemployment claims, even as several large hospitality and entertainment companies have extended and imposed large-scale … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a legal fight that started after the 2018 mass shooting at a Parkland high school, attorneys for the state and the National Rifle Association this month detailed dueling … more
With little discussion, the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a settlement about Gulf Power’s costs of restoring power and rebuilding damaged parts of the electric system after Hurricane Michael in 2018 more
A new Commonwealth Fund analysis ranks Florida’s health system among the worst in the nation, finding, among other things, that the state spends $19 a person on public health, or about 51 percent of the national average, and has more children without a “medical home” than any other state. more
Juno Beach, FL - Florida Power & Light said Friday it will offer aid to customers who are behind on their electric bills, as the company prepares to begin disconnections that have been put on … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida bars can open the taps again Monday. Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears announced Thursday he was rescinding an emergency order … more
Data released by the state health department Tuesday indicate that 65 pediatric patients in Florida have been diagnosed with a rare but serious condition that develops in some children who have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday demanded that local officials provide information about “all actions” county governments, city commissions or other boards or commissions have taken regarding the coronavirus. more
Gov. Ron DeSantis said he hopes to give Floridians the “ability to have some enjoyment in their life” by soon lifting on-site drinking restrictions imposed on bars and craft breweries since late June. more
Florida’s tourism-marketing agency wants Floridians to become in-state travelers as the crucial hospitality industry tries to rebound amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Tallahassee, FL - The state is severing ties with Quest Diagnostics after the company did not timely report to the Florida Department of Health nearly 75,000 COVID-19 test results from as far back as … more
Florida had the nation’s largest decrease in new unemployment claims last week, amid Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest push to spur the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. more
Tallahassee, FL - State general revenues came in just above a forecast amount in July, but the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer sales-tax collections. Numbers released Wednesday by the … more
Florida officials are urging a Leon County circuit judge to keep in place a stay on his ruling that a state mandate to reopen brick-and-mortar schools is unconstitutional. more
After winning an initial round in the closely watched legal fight, teachers unions have asked a Leon County circuit judge to lift a stay on his ruling that a state mandate to reopen brick-and-mortar schools is unconstitutional. more
Florida corrections officials on Tuesday (August 25th) reported 77 new coronavirus cases among prisoners and staff, as well as two more inmate deaths related to COVID-19. more
A day after a Leon County circuit judge rejected an order by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran that schools reopen for in-person learning, attorneys for the state have quickly taken the case to the 1st District Court of Appeal. more
Accusing the state of ignoring the Florida Constitution, a Leon County circuit judge on Monday sided with teachers unions that challenged a state order mandating that schools resume in-person … more
Tallahassee, FL - A federal probe that led to the announcement Thursday of conspiracy charges against Stephen Bannon, a former top aide to President Donald Trump, and three other men has roots in … more
Tallahassee, FL - As the numbers of COVID-19 deaths and infections among inmates and workers continue to increase, state corrections officials on Tuesday (August 18th) extended a ban on prison … more
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