Florida Tourism Numbers Up In First Half Of YearBolstered by U.S. and Canadian tourists, Florida’s visitor count continued at a record pace through the second quarter of 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said Thursday.
Federal Judge Weighs Arguments In Florida Cancer Treatment FightA federal judge has given both sides until Wednesday to submit briefs in a legal battle over a new state law challenged by a major cancer-treatment firm.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Asks Justices To Weigh In On Florida Felons' Voting RightsGov. Ron DeSantis is seeking guidance from the Florida Supreme Court about a controversial state law requiring people convicted of felonies to repay financial obligations before they can regain the right to vote.
Florida Gov. DeSantis Asks FDLE To Take Over Jeffrey Epstein InvestigationFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to take over the investigation related to the Jeffrey Epstein matter following a letter from Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.
Florida Gov. DeSantis Asks Federal Judge To Toss Felon Voting CaseFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel Lee are asking a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to a new law about restoring the voting rights of felons who have completed their sentences.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Official To Oversee Climate Change ResponseDr. Julia Nesheiwat has been appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to be the state's first chief resilience officer whose job is to coordinate a response to climate change.
Trump's Drug Importation Plan Could Boost Florida Efforts To Get Less Expensive Rx DrugsIn a move that could help Gov. Ron DeSantis carry out an ambitious effort to cut drug prices, President Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday a plan intended to make it easier for states like Florida to bring in prescription drugs from Canada and other countries.
New Florida Law Scuttles Ballot Signature FightAlmost exactly a month after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new elections law, a federal judge has dismissed a long-running legal battle about the handling of mismatched ballot signatures.
Miami-Dade County, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle Pushing To Help Restore Felons Voting RightsMiami-Dade has a plan to help felons restore their right to vote, even if they owe restitution or other fees.
Florida Prison Population To Remain Above 95,000Florida’s prison population is expected to remain above 95,000 inmates in the coming years, according to new estimates released by state analysts.
Former Florida Gov. Rick Scott Says He Wasn't Told About Russian Election Hacking In 2016U.S. Sen. Rick Scott says he was never told in 2016 when he was Florida's governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the presidential election.
Florida Sen. Lauren Book Getting Calls To Back Off After Asking Gov. Ron DeSantis To Look Into Jeffrey Epstein Plea DealPlantation Democrat and Florida state senator Lauren Book says she’s getting calls to ‘back off’ her request to investigate the Jeffrey Epstein court deal struck eleven years ago in Palm Beach County.
Florida To Track School Districts With Armed 'Guardian' TeachersMore than two months after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an expansion of the controversial school “guardian” program, state officials have not tracked how many school districts will allow classroom teachers to be armed. But that will change.
Florida Sen. Lauren Book Asks Gov. DeSantis To Look Into Epstein Work ReleaseFlorida Sen. Lauren Book asked Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday to authorize a state investigation into the circumstances of Jeffrey Epstein's freedom to leave jail on work release a decade ago.
Florida Advances Plan For Spanish-Language BallotsVoters throughout the state will have access to Spanish-language ballots in time for next year’s presidential election, under regulations Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is advancing.