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With little discussion, the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a settlement about Gulf Power’s costs of restoring power and rebuilding damaged parts of the electric system after Hurricane Michael in 2018 more
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 - 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 - In a legal fight that started after the 2018 mass shooting at a Parkland high school, attorneys for the state and the National Rifle Association this month detailed dueling … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida continues to see a steady decline in first-time unemployment claims, even as several large hospitality and entertainment companies have extended and imposed large-scale … 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
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
Tallahassee, FL - Despite some “small scale issues,” the League of Women Voters of Florida on Monday commended state and local elections officials for safely carrying out “a … 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 - With Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried calling for a coordinated response by statewide elected officials to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday defended … more
Tallahassee, FL - While holiday travel is expected to decline this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Highway Patrol is out in force this week on interstates and major highways, … more
Tallahassee, FL - Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Wednesday criticized “union bosses” and said Florida has been a model for reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, … 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 - Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to prohibit local governments from being able to close restaurants and bars, as some locals did to slow the spread of COVID-19 earlier this … 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
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