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Tallahassee, FL - After the COVID-19 pandemic caused millions of people to lose jobs in 2020, a Senate Democrat on Wednesday filed a proposal that would increase the amount and duration of state … more
Florida officials are urging a Leon County circuit judge to keep in place a stay on his ruling that a state mandate to reopen brick-and-mortar schools is unconstitutional. more
Tallahassee, FL - State general revenues came in just above a forecast amount in July, but the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer sales-tax collections. Numbers released Wednesday by the … more
Tallahassee, FL - State lawmakers are speaking out against President Donald Trump and demanding that Vice President Mike Pence invokes the 25th amendment following Wednesday's insurrection … more
Florida had the nation’s largest decrease in new unemployment claims last week, amid Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest push to spur the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. more
Orlando, FL - It's a bit of a drive, 71 miles, but COVID-19 vaccinations are available at Orlando International Drive beginning next Tuesday, January 12th. You can sign up at … more
Tallahassee, FL - Fraudsters who mislead the public about access to COVID-19 vaccinations could be charged with a third-degree felony and sued in civil court, under a measure championed by House … 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
Tallahassee, FL - Graduation rates for Florida high school students ticked up this year, with 90 percent of students graduating, according to a state Department of Education report released this … 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 - Three men identified as Floridians are among 13 individuals arrested for federal crimes involving the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Justice … 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 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
Tallahassee, FL - Saying it is designed to quash voices of Black and brown people, Florida Democratic lawmakers on Monday excoriated a proposal pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and legislative … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Power & Light on Monday took an initial step toward seeking approval of a four-year rate plan that would increase the amount of money customers pay and finish … more
Tallahassee, FL - The state is severing ties with Quest Diagnostics after the company did not timely report to the Florida Department of Health nearly 75,000 COVID-19 test results from as far back as … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that he is expanding the Publix supermarket chain’s “footprint” in COVID-19 vaccination efforts and is sending vaccine … 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
Tallahassee, FL - Abortion opponents will seek approval during this year’s legislative session of a bill that would prevent abortions beyond five months of pregnancy. The bill, which was … more
Florida’s tourism-marketing agency wants Floridians to become in-state travelers as the crucial hospitality industry tries to rebound amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more
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