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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 … more
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 … more
Florida is the nation’s only state that missed repeated deadlines to secure the last-third of $7 billion in federal pandemic assistance. more
"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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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, … more
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 … more
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, … more
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, … more
During the spring legislative session, proponents generally took a secular approach to at least a minute of silence daily in public schools, saying the effort … more
By John Haughey | The Center Square Seventeen months out from November 2022’s mid-terms and early indications are it’s going to be a strange election cycle in Florida. The 2022 elections come … more
National study found for every $1,000 increase in the price of a new home, 10,274 Floridians are priced out of the market The new law was opposed by the Florida Association of Counties, Florida … more
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor It was a rollercoaster ride of a session for the Florida Legislature in 2021. In the end, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a $100 billion FY-22 spending plan into law, … more
Teacher pay in Florida averaged $49,102 for the 2019-2020 school year, the third lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data released last month by the National Education Association (NEA). more
By John Haughey | The Center Square Hold your bets on online casino gaming being legal in Florida anytime soon outside one of the Seminole’s seven casinos. Even before lawmakers had … more
See below for details on the new or extended tax free weeks, and examples of items that can be purchased without paying taxes By John Haughey | The Center Square Before adjourning their … more
By Issac Morgan, Florida Phoenix A controversial proposal to limit the potency of THC in marijuana failed to gain ground in the 2021 legislative session, in part, because many Floridians and … more
The “Randolph Bracy Ocoee Scholarship Program” will offer 50 scholarships to eligible students per year, “in an amount up to $6,100, not to exceed the amount of the students’ tuition and … more
By Danielle J. Brown, Florida Phoenix Florida’s early-education system will see significant changes in hopes of better preparing the state’s youngest learners, as Gov. Ron DeSantis signed … more
Businesses or institutions can be fined up to $5,000 per violation if they require vaccine documentation for entry, service or participation By John Haughey | The Center Square Gov. Ron … more
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