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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
(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - Florida is asking a full federal appeals court to take up a dispute about whether the U.S. Department of Justice can pursue a lawsuit against the … more
Tallahassee, FL - VAPI. It isn’t the latest internet slang. It’s an acronym for what health officials are calling “vaping associated pulmonary injury.” It has potentially affected … more
Tallahassee, FL - “Enforcement time” has come for motorists caught texting and driving by Florida Highway Patrol troopers. The arrival of the 2020 brings a handful of changes stemming … more
This portion was written by the staff at the News Service of Florida in Tallahassee. Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s unemployment rate approached the end of 2019 at a historic low. The rate … more
Attorney General Ashley Moody(File) Tallahassee, FL - Attorney General Ashley Moody wants the Florida Supreme Court to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize … 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
Tallahassee, FL - State and federal courts are expected in 2020 to grapple with high-profile Florida issues, ranging from felons’ voting rights to medical marijuana. Here are snapshots of … 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 - A state appeals court on Friday allowed the Florida House of Representatives to intervene in a lawsuit that could upend the state’s medical marijuana system. The decision … more
Tallahassee, FL - Arguing that a new law violates constitutional rights, supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Tuesday … more
Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - A state House member wants to increase the legal age for vaping and smoking tobacco from 18 to 21 in Florida. “As a … 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
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
Daytona Beach, FL - Florida drivers could see a jump in prices as things heat up in the Middle East yet again. According to AAA, The situation has already led to higher crude oil prices, … 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
Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee research group wants state lawmakers to temper a trend of tying the hands of city and county officials by “preempting” local regulations. The non-profit … more
Tallahassee, FL - A fatal virus disease is affecting fresh-water turtles and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to report sick and dead … more
(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - Moments after he was formally elected Tuesday to serve as Florida’s next House speaker, Palm Harbor Republican Chris Sprowls waded into issues … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration said late Sunday that Florida has two “presumptive positive” cases of the coronavirus involving residents of Manatee and … more
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