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After winning an initial round in the closely watched legal fight, teachers unions have asked a Leon County circuit judge to lift a stay on his ruling that a state mandate to reopen brick-and-mortar schools is unconstitutional. more
Florida corrections officials on Tuesday (August 25th) reported 77 new coronavirus cases among prisoners and staff, as well as two more inmate deaths related to COVID-19. more
A day after a Leon County circuit judge rejected an order by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran that schools reopen for in-person learning, attorneys for the state have quickly taken the case to the 1st District Court of Appeal. more
Accusing the state of ignoring the Florida Constitution, a Leon County circuit judge on Monday sided with teachers unions that challenged a state order mandating that schools resume in-person … more
Tallahassee, FL - A federal probe that led to the announcement Thursday of conspiracy charges against Stephen Bannon, a former top aide to President Donald Trump, and three other men has roots in … more
Tallahassee, FL - As the numbers of COVID-19 deaths and infections among inmates and workers continue to increase, state corrections officials on Tuesday (August 18th) extended a ban on prison … more
Tallahassee, FL - New Yorkers and their neighbors from the tri-state region no longer have to self-quarantine for two weeks after entering Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had repeatedly disparaged … more
Tallahassee, FL - The coronavirus pandemic is resulting in a surge in the number of Floridians seeking help from a state program that provides cash assistance to needy families, driving up … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis late Monday signed 28 bills into law, including a controversial measure that will prevent local governments from imposing bans on certain types of … more
This story combines two reports, both authored by the staff at News Service Florida Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 15 bills from this year’s legislative session, … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s ban on serving alcohol to people in bars will be reevaluated daily, the state’s top business regulator said in a series of tweets over the weekend that also … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Effective immediately,  all vendors licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises who get more than 50 percent of their gross revenue from that sale, shall suspend … more
Tallahassee, FL - Visit Florida intends to use marketing dollars unspent from late winter and spring, as the coronavirus took hold, to get people to again explore the state. In addition to a … more
Tallahassee, FL - A bar near the University of Central Florida has had its state alcoholic beverage license suspended for violating reopening guidelines after 13 employees and at least 28 … more
Tallahassee, FL - Confronted by yet another record day of new coronavirus infections, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday said the state would begin cracking down on restaurants and bars that … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling that would pave the way for hundreds of thousands of Floridians who have been convicted of felonies to … more
Tallahassee, FL - Fewer than one in four hospital adult intensive-care unit beds statewide are empty, according to data updated Wednesday by the state Agency for Health Care Administration. … more
Tallahassee, FL - LGBTQ advocates are hailing Monday’s (June 16th) landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that gay, lesbian and transgender workers are covered by federal anti-discrimination … more
Tallahassee, FL - Saying society needs to "function," Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed Tuesday to keep Florida open despite a recent surge in the number of people infected with COVID-19. “We are not … more
Tallahassee, FL - Thousands of current and prospective international students in Florida are facing uncertainty about their immigration status, as COVID-19 could continue to disrupt the … more
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