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In an executive order issued on Nov. 18 with no warning, the commission’s executive director, Eric Sutton, waived several longstanding rules for moving gopher tortoises out of the way of new development. One rule he waived says you can’t move a tortoise more than 100 miles away from its home. more
If you are affected by a County code violation and wish to report it, you may not be able to do it anonymously anymore, thanks to a new state law. more
A Florida Legislature panel authorized to make between-session budget decisions Thursday approved a $1.2 billion supplemental funding request by the state’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
The additional funding to be considered by the panel Thursday would not only allow nursing homes to pay higher wages but to be compensated for a decline in occupation. more
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
"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
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 … 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 on … 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, establishing … more
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