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Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced another key step to returning more Floridians to work, following April’s labor statistics … more
Tallahassee, FL - Floridians preparing for the looming hurricane season can avoid paying sales taxes on many types of disaster gear starting late next week, after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a $196.3 … more
Tampa, FL - After 2020, it's no surprise that more than two million Floridians are forecast to take a trip during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. Triple-A spokesperson Mark Jenkins say … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s unemployment rate inched up to 4.8 percent in April as the state reported people slowly returning to the labor force after more than a year of the COVID-19 … more
Tallahassee, FL - A proposed rule that will be weighed by the State Board of Education aims to control the way history is taught in Florida classrooms and not allow teachers to … more
Tallahassee, FL - A major Florida real-estate group is challenging a federal moratorium on evicting renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group Florida Realtors filed a lawsuit Monday in … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s tourism industry saw improvement during the first three months of 2021, but the number of visitors was still down 14 percent from a year earlier as the state … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted for months that Florida’s “open for business,” but it’s just now that state government is reopening offices, buildings and … more
Tallahassee, FL - Arguing that a new law is intended to “suppress the viewpoints of Black-led organizations and their allies,” a coalition of groups Tuesday challenged the … more
Tallahassee, FL - Bills that would help upgrade the state’s much-maligned online unemployment system and preempt local regulation of vaping and tobacco products were among 12 measures sent … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee man who was arrested in January for plotting to violently confront would-be protesters at the Florida Capitol was found guilty Thursday on federal … more
Tallahassee, FL - More than a decade after walking away from the governor’s office, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist launched a campaign Tuesday to try to unseat Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in … more
Tallahassee, FL - Business lobbyists claimed victory Friday after the demise of a bill that would have given consumers more control over personal data collected by companies. The bill (HB … more
Tallahassee, FL - The 2021 legislative session ended Friday with a traditional hanky-dropping ceremony in the fourth-floor rotunda of the Florida Capitol. Lawmakers took up a wide range of issues … more
 Tallahassee, FL - With several Black lawmakers heralding what they described as a starting point to improve community interactions with police, the Florida Senate on Thursday gave final … more
Tallahassee, FL - With time running out before the end of this year’s legislative session, Florida lawmakers signed off Thursday night on a controversial elections bill that would make it … more
Tallahassee, FL - With homeowners facing increasing premiums and insurers dropping policies, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a plan aimed at shoring up the state’s property-insurance … more
Tallahassee, FL - A proposal that would let people with concealed-weapons licenses pack heat at churches or other religious institutions that share properties with schools is heading to Gov. Ron … more
Tallahassee, FL - An effort to end the state’s no-fault auto insurance system traveled back to the Senate on Monday after the House approved a tweaked bill. The House voted 99-11 to support … more
Tallahassee, FL - With Democrats likening the measure to Jim Crow-era practices aimed at keeping Black people from voting, the state Senate on Monday passed an elections package that would make it … more
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