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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 - With more than 1,000 reported deaths in less than two weeks, the number of Florida residents who have died of COVID-19 exceeded 21,000 on Saturday, according to the state Department … more
Tallahassee, FL - A national COVID-19 “dashboard” released Wednesday by AARP shows that the death rate of Florida nursing-home residents over a recent four-week period exceeded the … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a new sign of problems in Florida’s property-insurance industry, tens of thousands of homeowners will be shifted to a different insurer this spring because of a … 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 - 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 - Six years after same-sex marriages began in Florida, a House Democrat on Monday filed a bill that would delete a ban on such marriages from state law. U.S. District Judge … more
Tallahassee, FL - Campaigning Friday in Fort Myers, President Donald Trump pledged to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine to many senior citizens free of charge through a partnership with two major pharmacy … 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 - Florida voters will decide in November whether to make it harder to amend the state Constitution. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a ballot measure that … 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
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 - Amid increasing pressure from outgoing President Donald Trump, Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are staying tight-lipped on how they will vote Wednesday … 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
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
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis asked an appeals court Friday (February 21st) to continue preventing felons from voting while the state appeals a federal judge’s finding that a law … more
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
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Republicans decried scenes of chaos and violence in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building and shut down congressional … 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 - Appearing at a Jacksonville charter school, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Tuesday touted their efforts to reopen classrooms this fall amid … more
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