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Tallahassee, FL - Florida lawmakers are releasing initial budget proposals that grapple with shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic --- even though the prospect of billions of dollars coming … more
Tallahassee, FL - In an apparent victory for opponents, the Senate this week could drastically overhaul a controversial proposal aimed at reducing state Bright Futures scholarships for students … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that Florida will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to all people age 50 and older starting Monday. This week, Florida lowered the age … more
Tallahassee, FL - The House is slated next week to consider a controversial bill that would crack down on violent protests and take a series of other law-and-order steps, as Democrats argue the … more
Tallahassee, FL - In Florida’s latest effort to punish technology companies, Attorney General Ashley Moody on Tuesday signed on to a Texas lawsuit accusing Google of violating federal antitrust … more
Tallahassee, FL - After debating whether county school board members should be paid, and if ending salaries would threaten diversity on the boards, a House panel took a first step Friday toward … more
Tallahassee, FL - A controversial proposal dealing with vacation rentals underwent a major overhaul on Thursday, after the bill sponsor stripped out a provision that would have blocked local … more
Tallahassee, FL - As Gov. Ron DeSantis travels the state boasting of Florida’s “seniors first” policy, Democratic leaders are calling for investigations into the allocation of … more
Tallahassee, FL - Bills that would crack down on COVID-19 scammers and shield businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits appear likely to be the first measures passed during the 2021 legislative … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a politically charged issue that has become a rallying cry for Gov. Ron DeSantis and many other Republicans, a House committee Tuesday will take up a proposal that targets large … more
Tallahassee, FL - After focusing almost exclusively since December on vaccinating seniors, Gov. Ron DeSantis has cleared the way for more people under age 65 to receive shots if they are … more
Tallahassee, FL - With murders increasing in parts of Florida, rewards for tips resulting in homicide arrests can now reach $9,500, up from $5,000, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced … more
Tallahassee, FL - With Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, making the issue a priority, the House Judiciary Committee on Monday will consider a bill that would crack down on scammers who … more
Tallahassee, FL - For two years, patients, advocates and medical marijuana operators have been up in arms about lawmakers’ efforts to limit the levels of euphoria-inducing THC in smokable … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried intends to defy a call by Gov. Ron DeSantis to lower flags to half-staff to honor conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who died last … more
Tallahassee, FL - Governor Ron DeSantis announced the establishment of four COVID-19 vaccination sites in partnership with the federal government in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville. These … more
Tallahassee, FL - Three years after a mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led lawmakers to pass a major school-safety bill, an appeals court Thursday rejected a … more
Tallahassee, FL - Publix Super Markets on Thursday announced that it is not scheduling appointments for first dose COVID-19 vaccinations because of a delivery delay of more than 200,000 doses. … more
Tallahassee, FL - New guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic might not change anything in Florida, as state … more
Tallahassee, FL -  As a legislative debate builds about shielding nursing homes and other health-care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits, new numbers show that Florida has exceeded … more
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