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Stories by News Service of Florida

Stories by News Service of Florida

Report shows reduced number of abortions

July 8, 2024
Tallahassee – With a law taking effect May 1 that prevents abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a new report gives an initial picture of the reduced number of abortions being performed in Florida.

Judge blocks federal gender identity rule

July 5, 2024
Tallahassee – A federal judge Wednesday blocked a new Biden administration health-care rule that would clash with Florida’s attempts to restrict treatments such as hormone therapy and puberty blockers for transgender people.

Feds propose worker heat protections

July 2, 2024
Tallahassee – The Biden administration is moving forward with a proposal that would require heat protections for workers across the country, after Gov. Ron DeSantis this spring signed a controversial law barring Florida local governments from imposing such requirements on businesses.

Rivera campaign finance ruling rejected

July 1, 2024
Tallahassee – A federal appeals court Monday tossed out a ruling that would have led to former U.S. Rep. David Rivera getting hit with a $456,000 fine in a case involving alleged campaign-finance violations.

Buffett to be remembered on Florida roads

June 28, 2024
Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed bills that will honor the late singer Jimmy Buffett, designating Florida A1A as “Jimmy Buffett Memorial Highway” and creating a “Margaritaville” specialty license plate.

Supreme Court says County can face taxes

June 27, 2024
Tallahassee – A divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Pinellas County can be required to pay taxes on land it owns in neighboring Pasco County, rejecting arguments that counties are immune from property taxes outside their borders.

FSU argues case should move forward

June 26, 2024
Tallahassee – Florida State University late Tuesday urged an appeals court to reject a request by the Atlantic Coast Conference to at least temporarily put on hold a lawsuit that could lead to the school leaving the conference.

‘Freedom Month’ tax breaks to start

June 25, 2024
Tallahassee – Retailers hope outdoor enthusiasts planning to buy canoes, fishing gear or tickets to ball games have become more aware of an upcoming tax-free shopping period that lawmakers have dubbed “Freedom Month.”

Justices say peaceful protesters ok under law

June 20, 2024
Tallahassee – Rejecting arguments that the law is ambiguous, the Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that peaceful protesters are not threatened by a measure that Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature passed in 2021 to crack down on violent demonstrations.

Citizens insurance rate hikes backed

June 19, 2024
Tallahassee – While saying Florida’s insurance market is improving, the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors on Wednesday backed a proposal that would lead to customers across the state seeing double-digit rate increases in 2025.
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