October 7, 2022

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Trulieve adds $5 million to pot initiative

The medical-cannabis company Trulieve contributed another $5 million last week to a ballot initiative aimed at legalizing recreational use of marijuana, according to a newly filed finance report. In all,... Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

State Board of Governors will discuss how to spend a $40 million boost for nursing education

State higher-education officials are slated next week to discuss how universities plan to spend $40 million aimed at bolstering the number of “high-quality” nursing graduates in Florida. The Legislature this... Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Key Senate race heats up in North Florida

Stakes are high in a North Florida contest between a scion of a prominent Democratic political family and a former football star who is a “huge fan” of Gov. Ron... Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Florida tops 80,000 covid-19 deaths

Passing another grim milestone, more than 80,000 Florida residents have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020. The state Department of Health released a report Friday that... Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

Lawmakers Back Insurer Ratings Proposal

With one lawmaker likening Florida’s troubled property-insurance market to a “mountain tumbling,” a legislative panel Friday approved a proposal to spend $1.5 million to look at alternatives for insurers to... Read more »
Published on 9/11/2022

Trulieve Adds $5 Million to Pot Initiative

The medical-cannabis company Trulieve contributed another $5 million last week to a ballot initiative aimed at legalizing recreational use of marijuana, according to a newly filed finance report. In all,... Read more »
Published on 9/11/2022

Lawmakers Spread $175 Million Across the State

A legislative panel Friday approved money for more than 230 local projects and programs across the state, after receiving a detailed analysis of Florida’s financial picture from a top economist.... Read more »
Published on 9/11/2022

Florida Citrus Acres Getting Squeezed

As they prepare for the 2022-2023 season, Florida citrus growers are using 32,046 fewer acres than during the past season and about half of what was used two decades ago,... Read more »
Published on 9/11/2022

Judge criticizes state on marijuana licenses

An appeals-court judge this week chided Florida health officials for not following up on promises to grant additional medical-marijuana licenses as required by state law, saying potential applicants are “understandably... Read more »
Published on 9/8/2022

Tight statewide races seek elusive swing voters

With the general election two months off, post-primary polls indicate Florida’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races are close as battles loom for remaining “persuadable voters.” A poll commissioned by the... Read more »
Published on 9/8/2022

Professor, student challenge controversial new law

A professor, a student and an organization at the University of South Florida have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new state law that restricts the way race-related... Read more »
Published on 9/7/2022

Lawmakers eye $175 million in local projects

Florida lawmakers Friday could approve disbursing $175 million across the state for more than 230 local projects and programs, including a few similar to spending proposals that Gov. Ron DeSantis... Read more »
Published on 9/7/2022

Inmate numbers expected to steadily climb

As a legislative panel prepares Friday to consider a plan to activate Florida National Guard members to help at short-staffed prisons, a recent report by state analysts shows that the... Read more »
Published on 9/7/2022

Electric bills likely to increase in 2023 in Florida

Florida residents and businesses likely will get hit with higher electric bills in 2023 as utilities continue to struggle with increased costs of natural gas. Florida Power & Light, Duke... Read more »
Published on 9/6/2022

Florida jobless claims remain at pre-pandemic pace

First-time unemployment claims in Florida remain relatively flat and at a pre-pandemic pace, reflecting strong economic activity amid lingering inflation. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday issued a report... Read more »
Published on 9/5/2022

Abortion clinic fights fine over Florida waiting period

In the second similar case to emerge in recent weeks, a Miami abortion clinic is fighting an attempt by state regulators to impose a fine over allegations that it did... Read more »
Published on 9/4/2022

State Tax Collections Top Projections

Florida’s general-revenue tax collections came in nearly 20 percent higher than anticipated in July. A report issued Wednesday by state economists said general revenue was $516.1 million more than projected.... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2022

Citizens coverage cap eyed as insurance crisis worsens

With homeowners struggling to find coverage, insurance regulators are looking at the possibility of lifting a $700,000 cap on policies sold by the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Citizens is... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2022

College Loses Public Records Fee Fight

An appeals court Wednesday rejected an attempt by Miami Dade College to collect more than $200,000 in a dispute about providing public records. A three-judge panel of the 3rd District... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2022

Monkeypox Cases Continue to Climb

Monkeypox cases in Florida have more than tripled since the beginning of August, as an upward trend in infections continues. Data from the Florida Department of Health showed that the... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2022

More than a dozen counties to get money for electric buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection said this week that $68 million will be divided among 13 counties moving from diesel to electric buses. The money, coming from Florida’s share... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2022

State Sues FDA Over Drug Importation Records

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has filed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not complied with a public-records request about the state’s proposed program to import... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2022

‘Tool time' tax holiday ready to crank up

Florida’s first “tool time” sales-tax holiday on tools and other home-repair and construction items will kick off during the Labor Day weekend. The seven-day holiday, which was part of a... Read more »
Published on 8/30/2022

Florida Supreme Court rejects discipline settlement for Seminole County judge

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday rejected a proposed settlement in a disciplinary case about incidents involving a Seminole County judge. The Supreme Court unanimously ordered the state Judicial Qualifications... Read more »
Published on 8/30/2022

State sets medical marijuana dosage, supply limits

Florida health officials have released a highly anticipated rule setting THC dosage amounts and supply limits on products doctors can order for medical-marijuana patients. The emergency rule sets a 70-day... Read more »
Published on 8/30/2022

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