Florida's Contentious Vote-By-Mail Overhaul Ready For Senate VoteOne of the 2021 legislative session’s most-controversial issues, a sweeping elections package that would make it harder for Floridians to vote by mail, is headed to the Senate floor for a vote, after a Republican-dominated committee signed off on the proposal Tuesday.
Florida House Set To Pass Transgender Athlete BillThe Florida House is poised to pass a measure that would bar transgender females from participating in girls’ and women’s high-school and college sports, amid fierce opposition from Democrats and warnings about potential financial repercussions.
AAA: Florida Gas Prices Level Off After 3-Week DeclineFlorida gas prices are averaging 1-cent less than this time a week ago. The state average is now $2.84 per gallon.
Florida Universities 'Encourage' Students, Staff To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, Not RequiredA growing number of US colleges and universities are requiring students to get COVID-19 vaccinations before heading back to campus in the fall, but it is not a mandate in Florida.
Florida Senate Backs Retirement System Revamp Which Phases Out State Pensions To New Teachers And OthersAmid fierce opposition from Democrats, the Florida Senate on Thursday approved a proposal that would block future teachers and other government workers from enrolling in the state’s traditional pension plan.
Florida Tourism Numbers Lowest Since 2010COVID-19 ended a decade of record-setting tourism numbers in Florida, with the industry seeing a 34 percent drop in visitors in 2020 compared to the prior year.
Florida's Safe Haven Law May Expand To Include 'Baby Boxes'A proposal that would expand the number of days a parent can surrender a newborn baby at authorized drop off locations cleared a Florida Senate healthcare panel on Tuesday.
Alabama Lands Space Force Headquarters Over FloridaU.S. Space Force’s permanent command headquarters will touch down in Alabama’s Huntsville Redstone Arsenal area rather than Florida’s Space Coast.
AAA: 2021 Gas Prices Lowest In 16 YearsFlorida gas prices are off to their lowest start to a new year since 2019.
NFL To Honor COVID-19 Vaccinated Florida Health Care Workers At Super Bowl LV In TampaFlorida health care workers, who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, may be invited to Super Bowl LV in Tampa.
Florida Granted Wider Authority Over Wetland DevelopmentFlorida has been granted wider authority over wetland development by the federal government, but the move came under immediate fire by environmentalists who worry the country's largest network of wetlands could be at risk of being further degraded.
'Tis The Season', Survey Finds Florida Among Drunkest States During The HolidaysTis the season of good cheer, or maybe that should good "cheers" in Florida which a survey found to be among the drunkest states over the holiday season.
Florida Gas Prices Jump On COVID-19 Vaccine OptimismPrices at the gas pumps are on the rise once again. The state average is now nearly 13 cents more than a week ago.
Bright Futures Test Deadline Is Here For Recent Florida High School GradsToday, December 1st, is the qualification deadline for recent high-school graduates to meet SAT or ACT test-score requirements to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships.
Medicaid Surge Means Major Workload For StateFlorida has seen a spike in Medicaid enrollment since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and the agency responsible for enrolling and disenrolling people in the health-care program is swamped.