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Daytona Beach, FL - With the coronavirus outbreak coinciding with the rollout of the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau is of course, taking precautions.  Officials say that there are two key … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Democrats want to energize the party base and defeat President Donald Trump in 2020, yet for the second time this year the state party will hold a major gathering … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Senate health panel on Tuesday split along party lines as Republicans pushed through a measure to permanently eliminate a 90-day period that seniors and disabled people previously … more
Tallahassee, FL - Incoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls said Thursday that a proposal to ban life insurers, disability insurers and long-term care insurers from tapping into customers’ genetic … more
Tallahassee, FL - Opening the door for hundreds of thousands of convicted felons to be added to Florida’s voting rolls, a federal judge on Sunday struck down major parts of a state law … more
(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - Vowing that the state won’t forget hurricane-damaged Northwest Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday made his first use of a controversial … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that unanimous jury recommendations are not necessary before death sentences can be imposed, as justices backed away from a 2016 decision … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a far-reaching move to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order that blocks restaurants statewide from serving food … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Hurricane season officially begins on Monday and the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins today, running through next Thursday, June 4.  Jim Judge, Volusia … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a stark reminder of the toll of COVID-19 on seniors and their caregivers, slightly more than half of the reported deaths of Floridians from the disease have now been linked to … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s jobless rate in February was 2.8 percent, but that doesn’t reflect a coronavirus-fueled spike in claims that has overwhelmed the state … more
Tallahassee, FL - A political committee seeking to make it harder to amend the Florida Constitution received nearly $2.5 million in contributions last month, bringing its total to about $8 million … more
Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s medical marijuana laws should be enough to shield the growing industry from prosecution across northern Florida. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe of the … more
Tallahassee, FL - Buoyed by lower-than-expected natural gas costs, Florida Power & Light plans to slash May electric bills as customers grapple with the novel coronavirus. Utilities are … more
Tallahassee, FL - As the number of residents in long-term care facilities with COVID-19 continues to increase, AARP’s Florida director has asked state officials to explain why they are … more
Tallahassee, FL - Raising the minimum wage will be on the November ballot. Allowing recreational marijuana won’t. With a critical petition-signature deadline Saturday, those and other … more
Bunnell, FL - With abnormally dry and windy conditions today (March 31), the Florida Forst Service says they will not authorize and burning for residents of Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he will issue an executive order calling for Floridians statewide to stay at home, a move that he had been resisting as other states took similar … more
Tallahassee, FL - A week after the state university system’s Board of Governors laid out a blueprint for how to reopen campuses in the fall, school officials are offering more details about … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a case stemming from threats made by a teen to shoot school classmates, an appeals court Friday rejected a challenge to a state law that allows authorities to remove guns if … more
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