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Tallahassee, FL - Tax breaks on hurricane and back-to-school supplies, expected to be in the mix for any tax package lawmakers cook up during the 2020 legislative session, drew initial support … more
Tallahassee, FL - Attorney General Ashley Moody and the state House and Senate want the Florida Supreme Court to reject a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational … more
Tallahassee, FL - A controversial measure dealing with vacation rental properties appears doomed, as time runs out in the 2020 legislative session. The Senate Rules Committee was scheduled to hear … more
Tallahassee, FL - The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Tuesday it is revamping rules that define how states can collect money to fund supplemental Medicaid payment … more
Tallahassee, FL - Siding with plaintiffs, a federal appeals court has refused to put on hold a decision that bans the state from denying the right to vote to felons who are unable to pay … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration and Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday took legal action against the executive leadership of an embattled domestic violence nonprofit … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the Florida Legislature to abandon the embattled “Best and Brightest” bonus program and replace it with a new plan to offer bonuses to public-school … more
Tallahassee, FL - Two Florida seniors who had traveled abroad have become the state’s first residents to die from the novel coronavirus, the Florida Department of Health announced late … more
Daytona Beach, FL - The first presumptive positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Central Florida is identified in Volusia County. Yesterday (March 7), the Florida Department of Health … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday gave his State of the State address to formally start the 2020 legislative session. Following is DeSantis' address, as prepared for delivery: Mr. … more
Tallahassee, FL - A politically charged bill that would give Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration the power to randomly audit private businesses to ensure they are not hiring undocumented … more
Tallahassee, Fl - House Minority Leader Kionne McGhee wants college student-athletes in Florida to be able to cash in on their names and images, similar to a measure that California Gov. Gavin … more
Tallahassee, FL - After hearing the harrowing details of a high-school gang rape, a House panel on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would eliminate the time limit for child sex-abuse … more
Tallahassee, FL - As the 2020 legislative session draws to a close, the House and Senate are in a standoff over a politically charged immigration proposal that is a top priority of Gov. Ron … 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’ administration is ordering long-term care facilities to temporarily block people from visiting residents if they have recently traveled internationally, … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would block life insurers and long-term care insurers from using genetic information to price policies, making Florida the first … more
Tallahassee, FL - A bill that would allow many businesses to decide whether to use the federal E-Verify system to check the immigration status of new hires is heading to Gov. Ron … more
Tallahassee, FL - State Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola, will make a renewed attempt during the 2020 legislative session to pass a “fetal heartbeat” bill that would dramatically limit abortions … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Confirmed case number five of COVID-19 in Volusia County is a 70-year-old man. As in the other four cases, his condition is travel-related. As of Sunday morning, Flagler County … more
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