June 5, 2023

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Governor Signs Renter Fee Bill

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a heavily debated bill that could lead to landlords collecting monthly fees instead of security deposits from renters. The bill (HB 133), which lawmakers... Read more »
Published on 6/4/2023

Boating Accidents Down, Deaths Up

Boating accidents in Florida decreased in 2022, but deaths from the accidents were up, according to a new report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The state recorded... Read more »
Published on 6/4/2023

Florida jobless claim totals see little change

Florida continues to see relatively little change in the pace of unemployment claims. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday released a report that estimated 5,523 first-time unemployment claims were... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2023

Florida Tapped for Space Force Programs

Patrick Space Force Base in Brevard County has been named the “preferred” location for two parts of the growing U.S. Space Force — the Space Training and Readiness Command Headquarters... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2023

FAU Shutdown Case Goes to Supreme Court

A lawsuit stemming from the shutdown of Florida Atlantic University’s campus early in the COVID-19 pandemic has gone to the state Supreme Court. An attorney for students filed a notice... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2023

Battle of constitutions looms in Florida redistricting case

TALLAHASSEE — When Florida voters in 2010 passed a constitutional amendment setting rules for congressional redistricting, they barred drawing districts that would “diminish” the ability of minorities to “elect representatives... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2023

Florida tourism officials set to compete more aggressively for U.S., foreign visitors

TALLAHASSEE --- Visit Florida staff members have crafted a tourism-marketing plan intended to combat increased competition from states that in the past few years imposed tougher COVID-19 restrictions. With restrictions... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2023

Enterprise Florida Closure Teed Up

A bill that would close Enterprise Florida, the state’s business-recruitment agency since 1996, was formally sent Tuesday to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The bill (HB 5), a priority of House Speaker... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2023

Miami, Tampa Top Housing Price Hikes

Miami and Tampa continued to top other metro areas nationally in home-price increases in March when compared to a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday. Miami remained atop... Read more »
Published on 5/30/2023

Federal appeals court gives the go-ahead for a hospital payments case

A federal appeals court Thursday cleared the way for eight South Florida hospitals to pursue a lawsuit against a health insurer in a dispute about payments for emergency-room care. A... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2023

Lawmakers shielded in redistricting fight

TALLAHASSEE — A panel of federal judges Thursday shielded eight current and former legislative leaders from having to testify in a challenge to a congressional redistricting plan that Gov. Ron... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2023

DeSantis, Cabinet Sign Off on Land Deals

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet on Tuesday approved spending nearly $100 million on land deals that will secure about 36,000 acres as part of a growing wildlife corridor.... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2023

DeSantis Names Sasso to Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE — Continuing to mold a conservative Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday named Meredith Sasso to succeed former Justice Ricky Polston, who stepped down in March. Sasso,... Read more »
Published on 5/23/2023

School Start Time Changes Raise Questions

TALLAHASSEE — School officials will soon be gearing up to push back start times for many high schools under a new law that mandates changes to the beginning of the... Read more »
Published on 5/22/2023

Florida moves to shield space companies from lawsuits

A measure now before Gov. Ron DeSantis would extend liability protections to private aerospace companies if crew members are injured or killed in spaceflights. The legislation (SB 1318) was among... Read more »
Published on 5/18/2023

Wildlife Corridor Expansion Eyed

TALLAHASSEE --- State officials next week could direct nearly $100 million to secure more than 35,500 acres of primarily ranchland for the growing statewide Wildlife Corridor, while keeping agricultural operations... Read more »
Published on 5/17/2023

DeSantis Signs Bill Targeting 'DEI'

TALLAHASSEE — Continuing an effort to eliminate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives from Florida’s higher-education system, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a measure aimed at prohibiting colleges and universities... Read more »
Published on 5/17/2023

New FGCU President's Contract Eyed

TALLAHASSEE — As Florida Gulf Coast University prepares to usher in a new era with President-elect Aysegul Timur, one member of the state university system’s Board of Governors suggested Wednesday... Read more »
Published on 5/17/2023

Small details fill big Florida budget

TALLAHASSEE --- Florida lawmakers this month passed a record $117 billion budget that covers more than 500 pages and includes high-profile issues such as money for schools, health care, environmental... Read more »
Published on 5/17/2023

Florida recreational marijuana drive to get Supreme Court review

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Ashley Moody on Monday formally submitted a proposed recreational-marijuana ballot initiative to the Florida Supreme Court, and she signaled she will argue that the proposal doesn’t... Read more »
Published on 5/16/2023

Florida citrus growers expected to deliver smallest orange crop in almost 90 years

TALLAHASSEE --- Production numbers for Florida’s orange crop continue to decline as the citrus industry’s storm-battered season nears an end. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday issued a forecast... Read more »
Published on 5/14/2023

Florida Jobless Claims Hold Steady

The number of first-time unemployment claims showed little change last week, as concerns about the labor force continue. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday released a report that estimated... Read more »
Published on 5/11/2023

DeSantis signs bill restricting teacher, public sector unions

TALLAHASSEE — Potentially setting the stage for a legal fight, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that will place additional restrictions on public-employee unions, including preventing dues from... Read more »
Published on 5/10/2023

Florida abortion rights supporters are launching a campaign to put the issue on the ballot

After the Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis approved a law to prevent abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, abortion-rights supporters want to take the issue to voters. Floridians Protecting Freedom,... Read more »
Published on 5/8/2023

Florida speeds up work on 20 highway projects, per DeSantis' request

As Florida lawmakers put the finishing touches on this year’s legislative session, they approved a request from Gov. Ron DeSantis to help speed 20 highway projects across the state under... Read more »
Published on 5/8/2023

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