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Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s largest physician and hospital groups are going on radio and television to urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Florida Medical Association and … more
Tallahassee, FL - E-commerce company Leafly has carved out a niche as one of the nation’s leading shopping sites for all things cannabis. Leafly and similar websites allow visitors to peruse … more
Tallahassee, FL - Arguing that the case raises a “political” question, attorneys for the state say a circuit judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging moves by Gov. Ron DeSantis and … more
Tallahassee, FL - The U.S. Department of Education is “deeply concerned” about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order seeking to ban school mask mandates and is ready to help districts … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Leon County circuit judge has scheduled a hearing Friday in a lawsuit filed by parents challenging an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis that seeks to prevent school … more
Tallahassee, FL - State Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is looking to enforce Gov. Ron DeSantis’ threat to withhold the salaries of school officials in Alachua and Leon counties if they … more
Tallahassee, FL - With Florida seeing a record number of manatee deaths this year, two congressmen Monday said they have introduced legislation that would designate the sea cows as an … more
Tallahassee, FL - With Gov. Ron DeSantis threatening to withhold money from school districts that require students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he will issue an executive order to prohibit school districts from imposing mask-wearing requirements as students return to classes in … more
Tallahassee, FL - A federal appeals court has ruled against a prominent Florida-based ministry that alleged it was defamed and faced religious discrimination when labeled a “hate … more
Tallahassee, FL -  Florida's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins on Saturday, July 31, and runs through Monday, August 9.  During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs … more
Tallahassee, FL - With a hearing scheduled next week, attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration are asking a federal judge to reject arguments by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings that a … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis has drawn national attention for bucking federal health-care officials over the handling of the novel coronavirus, but a group of Florida physicians said … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis toured the Tampa Bay region by boat Wednesday and pledged continued support for ongoing efforts to combat a red tide algae bloom killing marine life and impacting … more
Tallahassee, FL -  New rules laying out the do’s and don’ts physicians must follow when certifying patients to smoke medical marijuana took effect last week, but it’s not clear … more
Tallahassee, FL - A week-long speed enforcement campaign “Operation Southern Shield” is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Department … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida continues to see new unemployment claims roll in at pre-pandemic levels, even as leisure and tourism-related businesses maintain they are struggling to attract … more
Tallahassee, FL - Lawyers for the state are seeking to sidestep mediation ordered by a federal judge, in a legal challenge to a controversial law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis aimed at cracking … more
Tallahassee, FL - Calling it “riddled with imprecision and ambiguity,” a federal judge Wednesday blocked a new state law targeting social-media behemoths such as Facebook and Twitter that … more
Tallahassee, FL - Pointing to possible negative impacts for the insurance market and drivers, Gov. Ron DeSantis late Tuesday vetoed a long-sought effort by legislators to end the state’s … more
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