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Tallahassee, FL - A federal appeals court has ruled against a prominent Florida-based ministry that alleged it was defamed and faced religious discrimination when labeled a “hate … more
Tallahassee, FL -  Florida's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins on Saturday, July 31, and runs through Monday, August 9.  During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs … more
Tallahassee, FL - With a hearing scheduled next week, attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration are asking a federal judge to reject arguments by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings that a … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis has drawn national attention for bucking federal health-care officials over the handling of the novel coronavirus, but a group of Florida physicians said … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis toured the Tampa Bay region by boat Wednesday and pledged continued support for ongoing efforts to combat a red tide algae bloom killing marine life and impacting … more
Tallahassee, FL -  New rules laying out the do’s and don’ts physicians must follow when certifying patients to smoke medical marijuana took effect last week, but it’s not clear … more
Tallahassee, FL - A week-long speed enforcement campaign “Operation Southern Shield” is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Department … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida continues to see new unemployment claims roll in at pre-pandemic levels, even as leisure and tourism-related businesses maintain they are struggling to attract … more
Tallahassee, FL - Lawyers for the state are seeking to sidestep mediation ordered by a federal judge, in a legal challenge to a controversial law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis aimed at cracking … more
Tallahassee, FL - Calling it “riddled with imprecision and ambiguity,” a federal judge Wednesday blocked a new state law targeting social-media behemoths such as Facebook and Twitter that … more
Tallahassee, FL - Pointing to possible negative impacts for the insurance market and drivers, Gov. Ron DeSantis late Tuesday vetoed a long-sought effort by legislators to end the state’s … more
Tallahassee, FL - Siding with a white farmer from North Florida, a U.S. district judge has blocked a federal plan to provide loan relief to Black and other minority farmers who historically … more
Tallahassee, FL - Saying he wants Florida to be the "number-one state for civic literacy," Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed bills aimed at boosting civics education in public schools and gauging … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida officials this week disputed arguments that a new law limiting contributions to ballot-initiative efforts should be blocked because it violates First Amendment … more
Tallahassee, FL - The city of Tallahassee and news media organizations filed briefs Monday arguing that the Florida Supreme Court should take up a legal battle about whether a 2018 constitutional … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Last week's gas price hike brought the cost of a gallon of gasoline to its highest cost since late 2014. That's according to AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins. Jenkins said the … more
Tallahassee, FL -  Backing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign against critical race theory, the State Board of Education on Thursday approved a rule that places controversial guidelines on the … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 24 bills into law late Friday, including a measure that limits local impact fees imposed on builders and developers to help pay for infrastructure to handle … more
Tallahassee, FL - Floridians struggling since the start of the coronavirus pandemic are being forced to take jobs below their skill levels and at low wages as the state scales back unemployment … more
New Smyrna Beach, FL - While pointing to an economic resurgence amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday used his line-item veto power to slash $1.5 billion as he signed a record … more
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