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Tallahassee, FL - In a new front in the fight about mask mandates, three school boards are challenging a Florida Department of Health rule designed to prevent districts from requiring students … more
Tallahassee, FL - As Florida Power & Light began pursuing an increase in base electric rates this year, a new group, Floridians Against Increased Rates, emerged to oppose the utility. That has … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida reported 17,506 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to data posted by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The data showed that, in total, 45,909 … more
Tallahassee, FL - As Florida schools opened their doors to students --- some maskless --- the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased more than tenfold. At a news conference … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Democratic state lawmaker and a non-profit group have filed a lawsuit alleging the Florida Department of Health has violated public-records laws by refusing to provide detailed … more
Tallahassee, FL - Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced Monday that the state Department of Education has withheld funds from the Alachua and Broward county school districts in … more
Tallahassee, FL - A federal judge tangled Monday with lawyers for the state over a controversial law --- one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities --- that enhances penalties … more
Tallahassee, FL - A report released Friday by Florida health officials showed the state had 151,760 new COVID-19 cases during a week-long period that ended Thursday. The state also had 1,727 … more
Tallahassee, FL - Ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his constitutional authority, a Leon County circuit judge on Friday sided with a group of parents in a high-profile lawsuit challenging … more
Tallahassee, FL - Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday began calling witnesses to back the state’s case against allowing school districts to impose student mask mandates, as a hearing … more
Tallahassee, FL - A legal battle over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to prevent school mask mandates will go ahead next week after a circuit judge refused to dismiss the case … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s largest physician and hospital groups are going on radio and television to urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Florida Medical Association and … more
Tallahassee, FL - E-commerce company Leafly has carved out a niche as one of the nation’s leading shopping sites for all things cannabis. Leafly and similar websites allow visitors to peruse … more
Tallahassee, FL - Arguing that the case raises a “political” question, attorneys for the state say a circuit judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging moves by Gov. Ron DeSantis and … more
Tallahassee, FL - The U.S. Department of Education is “deeply concerned” about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order seeking to ban school mask mandates and is ready to help districts … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Leon County circuit judge has scheduled a hearing Friday in a lawsuit filed by parents challenging an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis that seeks to prevent school … more
Tallahassee, FL - State Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is looking to enforce Gov. Ron DeSantis’ threat to withhold the salaries of school officials in Alachua and Leon counties if they … more
Tallahassee, FL - With Florida seeing a record number of manatee deaths this year, two congressmen Monday said they have introduced legislation that would designate the sea cows as an … more
Tallahassee, FL - With Gov. Ron DeSantis threatening to withhold money from school districts that require students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he will issue an executive order to prohibit school districts from imposing mask-wearing requirements as students return to classes in … more
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