Sep 28, 2021

State ratchets up immigration fight

Pointing to what they called a “crisis,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody launched another legal challenge Tuesday to immigration decisions by the Biden administration, while Gov. Ron DeSantis took a series of steps to address people coming into the state illegally.

Sep 28, 2021

Florida faces challenges on sex offender registry

Florida is facing two constitutional challenges from men who live in other states and contend they have been improperly kept on public sex-offender registry lists in Florida.

Sep 28, 2021

DeSantis targets Facebook over ‘whitelisting’

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday directed Secretary of State Laurel Lee to conduct an investigation into alleged election interference by Facebook after a Wall Street Journal report about the social-media company.

Sep 27, 2021

Court clears social media companies in Pulse massacre

A federal appeals court Monday rejected a lawsuit alleging that Twitter, Google and Facebook should be held liable in the 2016 massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub after Islamic State social-media posts radicalized shooter Omar Mateen.

Sep 27, 2021

Minimum wage hike, vaping changes take effect

Minimum wage workers in Florida will get a voter-approved pay boost this week, while about two-dozen new laws kick in, including a regulatory framework for electronic cigarettes.

Sep 24, 2021

Florida, feds battle over immigration enforcement

An appeals court Friday appeared skeptical of arguments by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office that immigration-enforcement moves by the Biden administration have violated federal law and should be blocked.

Sep 23, 2021

Feds pay for school board salaries amid mask fight

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it has provided nearly $150,000 to the Alachua County School Board to cover a state penalty targeting board members’ salaries.

Sep 23, 2021

Florida jobless claims remain steady

Florida continues to see relatively little change in new unemployment claims, with the U.S. Department of Labor estimating Thursday that the state had 6,845 initial claims during the week that ended Sept. 18.

Sep 23, 2021

Space Florida seeks Space Force training site

Florida’s aerospace agency has been working to bring a Space Force training site to the state after the command headquarters for the fledgling military branch landed in Alabama.

Sep 22, 2021

Texas-style abortion bill filed in Florida

State Rep. Webster Barnaby, R-Deltona, filed a proposal Wednesday that aims to follow Texas’ lead in blocking physicians from performing abortions if there is a “detectable fetal heartbeat.”

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