The state's revenue shortfall has ballooned to nearly $2.1 billion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Unemployment in the state has soared to Depression-era levels and Medicaid rolls have swelled.
At least one Florida company has been able to make money during the pandemic: Publix said Monday it has generated an estimated $2.5 billion more in sales because of coronavirus in the first half of the year.
Florida residents and businesses continue to ditch traditional wireline phone service as they look to other ways to make calls.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wants to make coronavirus protection as familiar as the “Click it or Ticket” slogan promoting safety belts.
As Tropical Storm Isaias, which largely spared Florida, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane again as it nears the Carolinas, forecasters are also watching another system that could develop.
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