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Tallahassee, FL - Pointing to his “discretionary” powers in dealing with emergencies, Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking a circuit judge to toss out a lawsuit aimed at forcing statewide beach … 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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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 - 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
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 - 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 - 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 - Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration said late Sunday that Florida has two “presumptive positive” cases of the coronavirus involving residents of Manatee and … more
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