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Apr 14, 2022

Above-normal hurricane season on the horizon

Researchers have put forward a second above-normal forecast for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. Colorado State University researchers on Thursday predicted 19 named storms, with nine growing into hurricanes, for the season that runs from June 1 to November 30.

Apr 6, 2022

New Florida law aims to recruit law enforcement officers

Florida will provide $5,000 bonuses among other incentives to recruit new in-state law enforcement officers and current out-of-state officers under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday.

Feb 25, 2022

House Passes Measure on Race-Related Instruction

Overriding objections from Democrats who called the measure “wrong on all levels,” the Republican-controlled Florida House on Thursday passed a bill that would limit how race-related concepts are taught in schools and in workplace training sessions.

Feb 8, 2022

Transgender Athlete Legal Fight Put on Hold

A challenge to a controversial state law that bans transgender females from participating on girls’ and women’s sports teams has been put on hold while another Florida case plays out in a federal appeals court.

Feb 8, 2022

Dentists, Hospitals Wary of Medicaid Changes

Florida House members Monday backed a proposal that would revamp the managed-care system that serves about 4 million Medicaid beneficiaries, but key parts of the plan are fueling opposition from dentists and hospitals.

Jan 25, 2022

Lawmakers seek inspections after condo collapse

nspections would be required for many condominium buildings and other multifamily residences statewide under “minimum” steps lawmakers are considering in response to last year’s deadly Champlain Towers South collapse in Miami-Dade County.

Jan 19, 2022

By the Numbers: Bright red counties

Republicans last year overtook Democrats in registered voters in Florida.

Jan 4, 2022

Feds ease requirements for school bus drivers

Federal transportation officials on Tuesday announced a plan to ease licensure requirements for school bus drivers in an attempt to relieve driver shortages in Florida and other states.

Jan 4, 2022

DeSantis racing feds on at-home COVID tests

Saying that the “federal government is not going to come through” on a plan to distribute at-home coronavirus tests, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said the state is honing its own strategy to send tests to vulnerable Floridians.

Jan 4, 2022

HCA buys Florida urgent care centers

HCA Healthcare, which operates 47 hospitals in Florida, has purchased a network of 59 urgent-care centers in the state, the company announced Tuesday.