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Tallahassee, FL - Siding with a white farmer from North Florida, a U.S. district judge has blocked a federal plan to provide loan relief to Black and other minority farmers who historically … more
Tallahassee, FL - Saying he wants Florida to be the "number-one state for civic literacy," Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed bills aimed at boosting civics education in public schools and gauging … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida officials this week disputed arguments that a new law limiting contributions to ballot-initiative efforts should be blocked because it violates First Amendment … more
Tallahassee, FL - The city of Tallahassee and news media organizations filed briefs Monday arguing that the Florida Supreme Court should take up a legal battle about whether a 2018 constitutional … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Last week's gas price hike brought the cost of a gallon of gasoline to its highest cost since late 2014. That's according to AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins. Jenkins said the … more
Tallahassee, FL -  Backing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign against critical race theory, the State Board of Education on Thursday approved a rule that places controversial guidelines on the … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 24 bills into law late Friday, including a measure that limits local impact fees imposed on builders and developers to help pay for infrastructure to handle … more
Tallahassee, FL - Floridians struggling since the start of the coronavirus pandemic are being forced to take jobs below their skill levels and at low wages as the state scales back unemployment … more
New Smyrna Beach, FL - While pointing to an economic resurgence amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday used his line-item veto power to slash $1.5 billion as he signed a record … more
Tallahassee, FL - Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, touting her campaign as “something new” and saying she will fight the “rigged system” in Tallahassee, formally entered … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida is not keeping track of the number of nursing home staff and residents who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The state requires nursing facilities to report to … more
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced another key step to returning more Floridians to work, following April’s labor statistics … more
Tallahassee, FL - Floridians preparing for the looming hurricane season can avoid paying sales taxes on many types of disaster gear starting late next week, after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a $196.3 … more
Tampa, FL - After 2020, it's no surprise that more than two million Floridians are forecast to take a trip during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. Triple-A spokesperson Mark Jenkins say … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s unemployment rate inched up to 4.8 percent in April as the state reported people slowly returning to the labor force after more than a year of the COVID-19 … more
Tallahassee, FL - A proposed rule that will be weighed by the State Board of Education aims to control the way history is taught in Florida classrooms and not allow teachers to … more
Tallahassee, FL - A major Florida real-estate group is challenging a federal moratorium on evicting renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group Florida Realtors filed a lawsuit Monday in … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s tourism industry saw improvement during the first three months of 2021, but the number of visitors was still down 14 percent from a year earlier as the state … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted for months that Florida’s “open for business,” but it’s just now that state government is reopening offices, buildings and … more
Tallahassee, FL - Arguing that a new law is intended to “suppress the viewpoints of Black-led organizations and their allies,” a coalition of groups Tuesday challenged the … more
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