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Tallahassee, FL - Physician and researcher Joseph Ladapo was named Florida surgeon general on Tuesday, calling for being “done with fear” amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more … more
Tallahassee, FL - Motorists would have to put down their cellphones when moving over for law enforcement and other vehicles stopped on the side of the road, under a measure filed Friday to … more
Tallahassee, FL - While Florida looks to round the corner on administering 100,000 monoclonal antibody treatments to people with COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged Thursday to “fight like … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that Florida will fight local and federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates for public and private workers, warning that such requirements will have a … more
Tallahassee, FL - President Joe Biden expressed disappointment Friday in Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Republican governors who have criticized a White House directive to require COVID-19 vaccinations … more
Tallahassee, FL - Attorneys for the state are asking a federal appeals court to lift most of a preliminary injunction against a controversial new law aimed at punishing social-media companies … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Florida Supreme Court will take up a closely watched case about a 2011 state law that threatens tough penalties if city and county officials approve gun-related … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s citrus industry continues to be squeezed, as it now uses less than half of the amount of land that it used in 2000, according to reports released Wednesday by the … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Leon County circuit judge on Wednesday again blocked Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order that seeks to bar school mask mandates, giving at least a temporary victory to … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a new front in the fight about mask mandates, three school boards are challenging a Florida Department of Health rule designed to prevent districts from requiring students … more
Tallahassee, FL - As Florida Power & Light began pursuing an increase in base electric rates this year, a new group, Floridians Against Increased Rates, emerged to oppose the utility. That has … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida reported 17,506 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to data posted by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The data showed that, in total, 45,909 … more
Tallahassee, FL - As Florida schools opened their doors to students --- some maskless --- the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased more than tenfold. At a news conference … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Democratic state lawmaker and a non-profit group have filed a lawsuit alleging the Florida Department of Health has violated public-records laws by refusing to provide detailed … more
Tallahassee, FL - Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced Monday that the state Department of Education has withheld funds from the Alachua and Broward county school districts in … more
Tallahassee, FL - A federal judge tangled Monday with lawyers for the state over a controversial law --- one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities --- that enhances penalties … more
Tallahassee, FL - A report released Friday by Florida health officials showed the state had 151,760 new COVID-19 cases during a week-long period that ended Thursday. The state also had 1,727 … more
Tallahassee, FL - Ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his constitutional authority, a Leon County circuit judge on Friday sided with a group of parents in a high-profile lawsuit challenging … more
Tallahassee, FL - Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday began calling witnesses to back the state’s case against allowing school districts to impose student mask mandates, as a hearing … more
Tallahassee, FL - A legal battle over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to prevent school mask mandates will go ahead next week after a circuit judge refused to dismiss the case … more
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