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Tallahassee, FL - An administrative law judge Wednesday rejected a request by the Florida Department of Health to dismiss a challenge by six school boards to a rule that seeks to prevent student … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida utilities are warning that volatile natural-gas prices could translate to higher-than-expected electric bills in 2022. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Gasoline prices are the highest they've been since October 2014. The increase is due to a limited supply of crude oil and rising futures prices.  Triple-A spokesperson Mark … more
Tallahassee, FL - Pointing to a “hierarchy” that requires school districts to follow state laws and rules, the Florida Department of Health is asking a judge to toss out a challenge by … more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - The State Board of Education on Thursday ratcheted up discipline against eight county school boards that have maintained student mask mandates to try to prevent the … more
Tallahassee, FL - Three decades after the state banned the harvesting of goliath grouper, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved plans Wednesday that would allow about … more
Tallahassee, FL - Parents of children with disabilities went to a federal appeals court Monday after a judge sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis and rejected a challenge to an executive order aimed at … more
Tallahassee, FL - With weekly unemployment claims rolling in at pre-pandemic numbers, state leaders say they remain optimistic about seeing results from a summer push to get people back into the … more
Tallahassee, FL - More than two dozen bills signed by Governor Ron DeSantis go into effect tomorrow, October 1. Among those is Senate Bill 252. The bill, created and filed by District 13 Senator … more
Tallahassee, FL - Two Democratic lawmakers have filed proposals that would require Florida to generate all of its electricity through renewable energy by 2040. Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, … more
Tallahassee, FL - The COVID-19 death toll in Florida has jumped to 53,580 people, after a state Department of Health report Friday added 2,340 deaths. The 53,580 deaths, as of Thursday, were … more
Tallahassee, FL - Physician and researcher Joseph Ladapo was named Florida surgeon general on Tuesday, calling for being “done with fear” amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more … more
Tallahassee, FL - Motorists would have to put down their cellphones when moving over for law enforcement and other vehicles stopped on the side of the road, under a measure filed Friday to … more
Tallahassee, FL - While Florida looks to round the corner on administering 100,000 monoclonal antibody treatments to people with COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged Thursday to “fight like … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that Florida will fight local and federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates for public and private workers, warning that such requirements will have a … more
Tallahassee, FL - President Joe Biden expressed disappointment Friday in Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Republican governors who have criticized a White House directive to require COVID-19 vaccinations … more
Tallahassee, FL - Attorneys for the state are asking a federal appeals court to lift most of a preliminary injunction against a controversial new law aimed at punishing social-media companies … more
Tallahassee, FL - The Florida Supreme Court will take up a closely watched case about a 2011 state law that threatens tough penalties if city and county officials approve gun-related … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s citrus industry continues to be squeezed, as it now uses less than half of the amount of land that it used in 2000, according to reports released Wednesday by the … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Leon County circuit judge on Wednesday again blocked Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order that seeks to bar school mask mandates, giving at least a temporary victory to … more
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