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DeSantis puts focus on vaccinating seniors

December 26, 2020
The first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida went primarily to people under age 65, as Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state is pivoting to give the vast majority of shots to seniors due to their …

Court: Firms in bankruptcy blocked from PPP loans

December 23, 2020
In a Florida case that could have broader implications, a federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a U.S. Small Business Administration decision that prevents businesses from receiving Paycheck Protec…

State adds 24,000 jobless claims as Trump ponders relief bill

December 23, 2020
Florida’s unemployment agency awaits a decision by President Donald Trump about the latest federal-stimulus package, which could provide $300 a week in assistance after Christmas to jobless reside…

Bridge toll battle goes to appeals court

December 22, 2020
Bondholders have gone to a state appeals court as they seek to force the Florida Department of Transportation to pay damages because of lost toll revenues on a long-controversial Panhandle bridge.

Fired analyst files lawsuit over search

December 21, 2020
A fired Florida Department of Health data analyst who contends Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has manipulated COVID-19 statistics filed a lawsuit Sunday alleging state law-enforcement agents vio…

Signature requirements jump for ballot initiatives

December 21, 2020
It will be a lot harder to put proposed constitutional amendments on the 2022 ballot in Florida. Heavy turnout in this year’s election and a new law that seeks to limit ballot initiatives have …

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines rolling into state

December 21, 2020
Florida is receiving a shipment of about 120,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer this week and will get another 360,000-plus doses of a vaccine from Moderna, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday….

State rep seeks hands-free cell use behind wheel

December 21, 2020
After helping craft a 2019 law that strengthened Florida’s ban on texting while driving, Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, is seeking to require motorists to go fully “hands free” while using wire…

House Senate releases COVID protocols

December 18, 2020
State legislative leaders Friday released contrasting COVID-19 protocols for upcoming committee meetings, with the Senate setting up an off-site area where the public can view and participate in me…

Lifetime pet ownership ban overturned

December 18, 2020
A divided appeals court Friday overturned a lifetime ban on pet ownership for a Volusia County man whose arrest for killing a dog helped lead to a new state law about animal abuse. A panel of the 5…