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State pushes back on Panhandle toll suspension

January 13, 2021
The Florida Department of Transportation is urging a judge to reject bondholders’ arguments that it did not have the authority to suspend tolls on a controversial Panhandle bridge since a September…

Lobbyists shift away from capitol amid COVID-19

January 13, 2021
As lawmakers gathered this week in Tallahassee, the scene in the Capitol was a stark departure from the typically convivial initial round of committee meetings in advance of the legislative session.

Vaccine announcement spurs hospital questions

January 12, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday his decision to steer highly sought-after COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older has been vindicated by a Trump administration announcement that it will do the same…

DeSantis vows to ‘act very quickly’ if disorderly protests erupt

January 12, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis warned Tuesday that law enforcement “reinforcements” will be on hand if anyone plans to participate in armed protests at the state Capitol.

Vacation rental proposal re-emerges

January 12, 2021
A Senate Republican on Monday filed a proposal that could refuel a debate about regulation of vacation rental properties.

By the numbers: COVID deaths by county

January 12, 2021
Florida on Monday topped 23,000 reported deaths of residents because of COVID-19. Here are the 20 counties with the most resident deaths: — Miami-Dade: 4,441 — Palm Beach: 1,972

U.S. Reps ask DeSantis for details on vaccinations

January 10, 2021
Fourteen members of Florida’s congressional delegation on Friday sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis requesting that he provide them with a briefing on the state’s COVID-10 vaccination efforts.

Scott urges Trump to attend inaugural

January 9, 2021
Florida U.S. Sen. Rick Scott on Friday asked President Donald Trump to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to demonstrate “the peacef…

Florida graduation rates climb

January 9, 2021
Graduation rates for Florida high school students ticked up this year, with 90% of students graduating, according to a state Department of Education report released this week.

Florida men charged in capitol riot

January 8, 2021
Three men identified as Floridians are among 13 individuals arrested for federal crimes involving the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that…
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