Just Hours Left Of Florida's 'Freedom Week' Sales Tax HolidayTime is running out. Today, Wednesday July 7, is the final day of Florida’s “Freedom Week” sales-tax holiday.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Controversial Transgender Athlete Bill Into Law On First Day Of Pride MonthFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Tuesday that bans transgender girls and women from competing on female high school and college sports teams and he did it on the first day of Pride Month, which celebrates the LGBTQ community.
Transgender Athlete Ban Awaiting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' ActionA wide-ranging education bill that includes a controversial provision to ban transgender female athletes from competing on high-school girls’ and college women’s sports teams was formally sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday.
Florida Shutting Off Federal Jobless Aid In Move Dubbed 'Return To Work' InitiativeFlorida plans to stop providing $300 a week in additional federal unemployment benefits as it pushes for people to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Vaccination Total Tops 10 Million PeopleMore than 10 million people in Florida have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, in the five months the state has been administering the shots, according to a report released Sunday by the state Department of Health.
‘That’s Abuse’: Parent Of Transgender Athlete Speaks Out Again Legislation Banning Participation In Girls’ SportsYouth sports is a big focus in many children’s lives, but some parents say new legislation may prevent them from participating.
Lawmakers Revive, Pass Transgender Athlete BanWith Democrats decrying the “eleventh-hour” move, the Florida House and Senate on Wednesday revived and passed a controversial plan that would ban transgender female athletes from competing on high-school girls’ and college women’s sports teams.
Earth Day: Positive Results For Florida's Water Restoration EffortsMore than a thousand lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water in Florida that were nearly dried up have been restored thanks to a massive decades-long conservation effort.
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.