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Everglades receives $1.1 billion from Infrastructure Bill
The funding allocated to the U.S. Army Corps will allow already planned projects under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan to be expedited, hastening the completion of Everglades Restoration.
Florida using mostly Regeneron for monoclonal treatment, but it’s questionable when it comes to omicron
The NIH issued its latest guidance on effective treatments against the more transmissible omicron variant, including an antibody treatment called Sotrovimab and other treatments such as Remdesivir.
Feds sending Florida $86.9 million for school meals amid supply-chain challenges
The funds are intended to help schools and school districts make arrangements to offset disruptions in the nation’s supply chains for food and other goods.

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Feds dragging their feet on a plan to feed starving Florida manatees
In 2018, toxins from red tide algae killed 288 of the record-setting 824 manatees that turned up dead. This year, as of November 19th, the number hit 1,017.
Florida to convene special session to ban private employer vaccine mandates
Governor DeSantis wants a law on the books banning employer vaccine mandates by year’s end, and also wants lawmakers to ensure Florida’s ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ is “fortified” By …
Florida Board of Education sanctions eight districts - including Orange Co. Public Schools - for mandatory mask policies
By John Haughey | The Center Square The Florida Board of Education (BOE) on Thursday found eight public school districts in noncompliance with state orders banning mandatory mask mandates and …
Florida officials: No urgency in filing plan to secure $2.3B in federal school aid
Florida is the nation’s only state that missed repeated deadlines to secure the last-third of $7 billion in federal pandemic assistance.
Florida's first phase of the minimum wage boost — $10 an hour — goes into effect
"When people make more money, they can spend more in their local communities. And paying fair wages helps you attract and keep talented employees, which in turn helps businesses grow and thrive. When …
Florida leaving billions in federal assistance for schools, low-income students on the table
Orange County Public Schools reports it submitted a plan outlining how it would use $112.9 million in ARPA aid By John Haughey, The Center Square More than three months after missing the …
DeSantis hits bipartisan ‘sweet spot’ with proposed slash in Florida K-12 standardized testing
By John Haughey, The Center Square Gov. Ron DeSantis spearheaded the effort to raise Florida teachers’ pay to one of the nation’s highest starting salaries, but his high-profile battles with …
Florida saw a drop in COVID infections, but daily cases are still highest in US
By Issac Morgan, Florida Phoenix Following a significant decline in daily COVID-19 cases in Florida over the past few days, federal health officials released data on Wednesday showing infections …
Florida Board of Education to consider sanctioning two mask-mandating school districts
By John Haughey, The Center Square The Florida Department of Education has scheduled an emergency meeting of the State Board of Education for Tuesday to consider funding cuts for two school …
DeSantis: Florida will ‘fight back’ against federal intervention in state pandemic response
By John Haughey, The Center Square Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, under fire for an executive order that threatens to dock salaries of school district officials and board members who approve mask …
10,200 COVID-19 cases in Florida hospitals: Half 25-55 years old, 97% unvaccinated
By John Haughey, The Center Square There were 10,207 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Florida Sunday, more than any time since the pandemic emerged in March 2020. But that’s not the …
Florida Realtors’ proposed amendment demands housing funds be spent on housing
By John Haughey | The Center Square For the first time in years, Florida lawmakers in 2020 fully-funded the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund at $387 million. The Sadowski fund, created in …
College campuses now required to conduct annual surveys to measure “intellectual diversity”
By Danielle J. Brown, Florida Phoenix Under the auspices of intellectual freedom, Florida’s universities and community colleges will be required to do an annual survey to ensure diverse views on …
States race to launch multi-billion-dollar sports betting for NFL season; fans and foes in FL ready to clash
By Laura Cassels, Florida Phoenix Are you ready for some football? More to the point: Are you ready to gamble on it (legally)? Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia are set to go, …
Juneteenth National Independence Day is a now a federal holiday, though FL Legislature failed to act on the issue
The federal bill is “the first new federal holiday created by Congress since 1983..." By Isaac Morgan, Florida Phoenix President Joe Biden signed a new bill into law Thursday, establishing …