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DeSantis says Trump loss could affect Florida

December 15, 2020
A day after President Donald Trump lost the Electoral College vote, Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Tuesday that the exit of his close political ally from the White House could affect Florida on issue…

Medicaid cost, enrollment spiral in pandemic

December 15, 2020
A new forecast for Medicaid shows state economists and health officials continue to predict a jump in the number of people enrolling in the coming year — bringing a dramatic surge in the amount o…

First responder PTSD benefit claims rejected

December 15, 2020
More than two years after lawmakers passed a measure to expand benefits for first responders who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, an appeals court Monday rejected a claim because it said…

Florida electors cast ballots, hold out hope

December 14, 2020
Florida’s Electoral College voters Monday cast their 29 ballots for President Donald Trump with hopes the Republican incumbent can still find a way to overturn election results in other states.

‘Magical moment’ as first vaccines arrive in Florida

December 14, 2020
The first wave of coronavirus vaccinations began in Florida on Monday, with health-care workers in Tampa and Jacksonville among the first to get inoculated.

Governor backs sanctions in Walton beach closure cases

December 14, 2020
TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to what they called “baseless” legal arguments, lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis have urged an appeals court to sanction a Northwest Florida attorney who filed a lawsuit to tr…

Florida’s electors to cast vote for Trump

December 13, 2020
TALLAHASSEE — At this point, it seems almost like an afterthought. Twenty-nine presidential electors will gather Monday in the state Senate chamber and formally put Florida in Republican Pres…

Court rules officials not in “custodial” relationship with Parkland students

December 13, 2020
A federal appeals court Friday rejected a lawsuit filed by current and former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who alleged that Broward County officials had a “custodial” duty to pr…

By the numbers: Florida’s COVID 19 data

December 13, 2020
TALLAHASSEE — State health-care agencies on Saturday released numbers about the coronavirus in Florida. Here are some takeaways: — 1,116,973: Total number of cases since the pandemic started.

Weekly roundup of Florida news

December 11, 2020
As the state approaches another morbid coronavirus milestone of 20,000 deaths, Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered some glad tidings to Floridians this week: Hope is on the horizon. Florida is in line …
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