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Itasca, IL - At long last, it's the kids' turn. It's time for eligible children to get the COVID vaccine, get protected, and protect the health of their families and friends. COVID-19 virus … more
Tallahassee, FL - Democrats expressed opposition Tuesday to a special session ordered by Gov. Ron DeSantis to push back against requirements that workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. DeSantis, … more
Tallahassee, FL - Democratic lawmakers said more public input --- beyond people making limited comments at committee meetings and proposing maps --- is needed in the once-a-decade redistricting … more
Tallahassee, FL - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation announcing that the Special Session to provide protections for Floridians who have lost their jobs or are having their employment … more
Tallahassee, FL - Appearing before a group of business leaders Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis warned about following a “woke” ideology, which he called “very dangerous” for the … more
Tallahassee, FL - A federal judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice about the use of solitary confinement for minors, including … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo on Tuesday defended his decision not to wear a mask when attempting to meet with a state senator who told him she had a serious medical … more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - While slightly above the national mark, Florida’s unemployment rate inched down to 4.9 percent in September as workers appear to have become more selective about … more
Tallahassee, FL - An administrative law judge Wednesday rejected a request by the Florida Department of Health to dismiss a challenge by six school boards to a rule that seeks to prevent student … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida utilities are warning that volatile natural-gas prices could translate to higher-than-expected electric bills in 2022. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Gasoline prices are the highest they've been since October 2014. The increase is due to a limited supply of crude oil and rising futures prices.  Triple-A spokesperson Mark … more
Tallahassee, FL - Pointing to a “hierarchy” that requires school districts to follow state laws and rules, the Florida Department of Health is asking a judge to toss out a challenge by … more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - The State Board of Education on Thursday ratcheted up discipline against eight county school boards that have maintained student mask mandates to try to prevent the … more
Tallahassee, FL - Three decades after the state banned the harvesting of goliath grouper, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved plans Wednesday that would allow about … more
Tallahassee, FL - Parents of children with disabilities went to a federal appeals court Monday after a judge sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis and rejected a challenge to an executive order aimed at … more
Tallahassee, FL - With weekly unemployment claims rolling in at pre-pandemic numbers, state leaders say they remain optimistic about seeing results from a summer push to get people back into the … more
Tallahassee, FL - More than two dozen bills signed by Governor Ron DeSantis go into effect tomorrow, October 1. Among those is Senate Bill 252. The bill, created and filed by District 13 Senator … more
Tallahassee, FL - Two Democratic lawmakers have filed proposals that would require Florida to generate all of its electricity through renewable energy by 2040. Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, … more
Tallahassee, FL - The COVID-19 death toll in Florida has jumped to 53,580 people, after a state Department of Health report Friday added 2,340 deaths. The 53,580 deaths, as of Thursday, were … more
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
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