A state-backed program designed to help struggling elementary-school readers by delivering free books to their homes is set to start shipping books next month, and eligible families are being encouraged to sign up.
Discounts for shoppers would be offered through a sales-tax “holiday” at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, under a pair of bills filed Monday for the 2022 legislative session, which will start in January.
Florida is approaching 60,000 reported COVID-19 deaths, though the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals continues to drop.
After increasing earlier in October, gasoline prices stabilized in Florida last week, according to the AAA auto club.
The numbers of Florida hospital patients and intensive-care unit patients with COVID-19 continue to drop.
Amid fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and worker shortages, Florida lawmakers next week will consider proposals to inject nearly $100 million into nursing homes and boost pay of state correctional officers.
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted skyrocketing student enrollment in virtual education, putting a spotlight on competition among Florida providers – and igniting a debate about whether lawmakers should tweak the way public schools are funded as more students take classes online.
The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday filed a complaint requesting that an administrative law judge order Florida to stop withholding funds from school districts that received federal money to cover school board members’ salaries.
Florida filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that challenges moves by the Biden administration to require employees of federal contractors to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations by Dec. 8.
Unemployment claims in Florida last week were the highest since mid-September, but the number of applications remained similar to levels before the COVID-19 pandemic crashed the economy in 2020.
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