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Gov. Ron DeSantis said he hopes to give Floridians the “ability to have some enjoyment in their life” by soon lifting on-site drinking restrictions imposed on bars and craft breweries since late June. 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
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
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
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
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
After winning an initial round in the closely watched legal fight, teachers unions have asked a Leon County circuit judge to lift a stay on his ruling that a state mandate to reopen brick-and-mortar schools is unconstitutional. more
Florida corrections officials on Tuesday (August 25th) reported 77 new coronavirus cases among prisoners and staff, as well as two more inmate deaths related to COVID-19. more
A day after a Leon County circuit judge rejected an order by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran that schools reopen for in-person learning, attorneys for the state have quickly taken the case to the 1st District Court of Appeal. more
Accusing the state of ignoring the Florida Constitution, a Leon County circuit judge on Monday sided with teachers unions that challenged a state order mandating that schools resume in-person … more
Tallahassee, FL - A federal probe that led to the announcement Thursday of conspiracy charges against Stephen Bannon, a former top aide to President Donald Trump, and three other men has roots in … more
Tallahassee, FL - As the numbers of COVID-19 deaths and infections among inmates and workers continue to increase, state corrections officials on Tuesday (August 18th) extended a ban on prison … more
Tallahassee, FL - New Yorkers and their neighbors from the tri-state region no longer have to self-quarantine for two weeks after entering Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had repeatedly disparaged … 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 late Monday signed 28 bills into law, including a controversial measure that will prevent local governments from imposing bans on certain types of … 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 - 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
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 - 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
Tallahassee, FL - A bar near the University of Central Florida has had its state alcoholic beverage license suspended for violating reopening guidelines after 13 employees and at least 28 … more
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