August 9, 2022

News Service of Florida

Florida Supreme Court ruling keeps DeSantis' redistricting plan in place

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declined to jump into a congressional redistricting fight, leaving in place a lower-court decision that would clear the way for using a controversial plan... Read more »
Published on 6/2/2022

State gets another bump in tax revenues

Florida tax collections continue to top expectations, but the impacts of inflation could be showing in how people spend money. General-revenue collections in April topped projections by 23 percent, or... Read more »
Published on 6/2/2022

Deal reached on manatee habitat protections

 Environmental groups and federal wildlife officials have reached a deal to upgrade habitat protections for manatees, which suffered a record number of deaths last year in Florida waters. The agreement,... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2022

A lawsuit over a Florida university's response to the pandemic can go forward

An appeals court Wednesday refused to dismiss a potential class-action lawsuit against the University of South Florida over fees that were collected from students for on-campus services that were not... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2022

Hospital districts push back on opioid settlements

Two public hospital districts are firing back against Attorney General Ashley Moody in a dispute about settlements with pharmaceutical-industry companies over the opioid epidemic, accusing her of overstepping her authority.... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2022

Contractors sue over Florida's new property insurance law

Less than a week after Florida lawmakers rushed to make property-insurance changes, a contractors group Tuesday filed a constitutional challenge that targets a new restriction on attorney fees in lawsuits... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2022

Tampa tops nation in housing price increases

After nearly three years of Phoenix leading the nation in the most-rapid growth in housing prices, it has been topped by the Tampa area, an analysis released Tuesday showed. The... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Florida Supreme Court poised to hear gun law case

With mass shootings refueling a national debate about gun laws, the Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in a dispute about a 2011 state law that threatens stiff... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Feds sign off on extended Florida postpartum care through Medicaid

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday approved a plan that will extend care through Florida’s Medicaid program for women after they have babies. The plan will... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2022

States Back Florida in ‘Sanctuary Cities' Fight

Republican attorneys general from 17 states backed Florida this week in a legal battle about a 2019 law that banned so-called sanctuary cities in Florida. The attorneys general filed a... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2022

Appeals Court Blasts Redistricting Injunction

An appeals court Friday said a circuit judge issued a “patently unlawful” temporary injunction against a congressional redistricting plan pushed through the Legislature by Gov. Ron DeSantis, giving another sign... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2022

Property Insurance Changes Going to DeSantis

Supporters said the plan will stabilize the property-insurance market. Critics said it doesn’t do enough to help homeowners. But with hurricane season starting next week, Florida House members overwhelmingly gave... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2022

Small Districts Could be Cut Out of Textbook Deals

Some of Florida’s most financially strapped small school districts could have paid thousands of dollars more for textbooks than their larger counterparts, and local officials are asking state leaders to... Read more »
Published on 5/25/2022

Lawmakers tee up property insurance changes

Florida lawmakers are poised Wednesday to give final approval to a series of changes aimed at shoring up the property-insurance market as homeowners lose coverage and face steep rate increases.... Read more »
Published on 5/25/2022

Busy Hurricane Season Forecast

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters on Tuesday predicted a seventh consecutive above-average Atlantic hurricane season. With the six-month season starting June 1, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecast 14 to... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2022

Workers' comp insurers challenge dispensing policy

Several workers’ compensation insurance companies are challenging a state policy that they say improperly requires carriers to authorize physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to dispense medication to injured workers.... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2022

Fast Track Rejected in Redistricting Fight

An appeals court Tuesday rejected a request by voting-rights groups to fast-track a congressional redistricting fight to the Florida Supreme Court. The decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2022

Redistricting wrangling goes to Florida Supreme Court

Voting-rights groups went to the state Supreme Court on Monday as they try to keep alive the possibility of blocking a congressional redistricting plan that would make it harder to... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2022

Hurricane Tax ‘Holiday' Adds Pet Supplies

TALLAHASSEE --- With a sales-tax "holiday" starting this weekend, Floridians can save a few dollars on pet supplies as they stockpile other needs for the upcoming hurricane season. The state’s... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2022

Floridians could flock to shelters if hurricanes loom

An increased demand for shelter space is expected if hurricanes threaten Florida’s coastline in the upcoming storm season. With COVID-19 protocols lifted, and people pinching pennies as inflation has hit... Read more »
Published on 5/23/2022

DeSantis signs bill on student mental health and approves $100 million for cancer research

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed several bills into law this week, including a measure that will require school districts to inform parents of additional mental-health resources if students are receiving services.... Read more »
Published on 5/23/2022

Florida neurological injury fund fights ruling of appeals court panel

A Florida program that pays for care of children who suffer neurological injuries at birth is asking a full federal appeals court to take up a lawsuit about whether the... Read more »
Published on 5/23/2022

PSC Hopefuls Can Apply for Seats

With the terms of Commissioner Gary Clark and Commissioner Gabriella Passidomo slated to expire in January, a state panel is accepting applications for two seats on the Florida Public Service... Read more »
Published on 5/22/2022

Lawmakers Eye Roof Claims, Lawsuits, Reinsurance

Heading into a special session next week to address the state’s troubled property-insurance market, legislative leaders said late Friday they will focus on issues such as roof-damage claims, litigation and... Read more »
Published on 5/22/2022

Florida Jobless Rate Dips to 3 Percent

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3 percent in April, while Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to warn about high gasoline prices and a potential recession that he blames on federal economic... Read more »
Published on 5/22/2022

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Ybor City restaurant set to close after 93 years
Ybor City restaurant set to close after 93 years

After 93 years, Tony's Ybor Restaurant will be closing early next month. Larry Scaglione says his grandfather started the restaurant off 22nd Street in 1929.

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