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Lawmakers are prying into uteruses again, with HB 5.  The House bill claims to reduce infant mortality through tobacco use education for women but it's tied into a clause that will prohibit … more
Federal employees are getting a pay raise this month! The Biden Administration has raised the minimum wage to $15/ hour for civilian workers in the federal government, effective January 30, … more
Get a free tree at Arbor Day Celebration & Waterwise Fair on February 5 more
Are you thinking of starting a family in Florida soon? Maybe you should think again. Florida is ranked as the 12th worst state to raise a family in the U.S.   Wallet-Hub, a financial … more
(NAPSI)—A new approach to indoor ventilation has been developed that can significantly decrease the risk of COVID and influenza outbreaks in schools… more
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —Florida law currently lets companies keep their identity under wraps until government leaders make a vote on the construction plans. Amazon is one of the companies that … more
Volusia County is in the running to control funds received from Johnson and Johnson, also known as Janssen, for the pharmaceutical company's role in the opioid epidemic. Ormond Beach, among other … more
One Florida city is not just talking about improving our environment, they're actually taking action. Oak Hill broke ground today to convert septic systems in Indian Harbor Estates to a more … more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - After high-profile disputes in various parts of the country about shuttering churches during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Senate is poised to take up a proposal … more
Critical public employees that own homes in Florida will be eligible for extra homestead tax exemptions under a new bill, House Joint Resolution 1 (HRJ1). more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - Senators revived a proposal Wednesday to create a $1 billion fund that Gov. Ron DeSantis could use at his discretion during emergencies he declares. The Senate … more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - A federal judge sparred Friday with an attorney representing University of Florida leaders in a lawsuit filed by professors challenging a school policy that gives … more
Tallahassee, FL -The U.S. Department of Education has approved Florida’s plan for how the state intends to spend billions of dollars in federal aid for schools after money was withheld because … more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday the state is shipping about 1 million at-home coronavirus tests to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, with the kits set to arrive … more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - School districts could adopt policies that lead to installing cameras in classrooms and requiring teachers in the classrooms to wear microphones, under a House proposal filed … more
Tallahassee, FL (NSF) - Saying it is “clear the pandemic is not over,” top university system officials are asking students and employees to wear masks on campus and get booster shots … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis recently released a $99.7 billion budget blueprint for the 2022 legislative session and has touted a series of other proposals. Here are 10 of DeSantis’ … more
Tallahassee, FL - As the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida have increased this month, hospitalizations also have gone up. Data posted online Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human … more
Tallahassee, FL - The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments during the week of March 21 in a challenge to a 2018 Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying … more
Daytona Beach, FL - As more people got tested for COVID before the holidays, the number of new cases rose by more than 400 percent from the week ending Dec. 16, 2021 with 29,519 new cases reported … more
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