September 24, 2022

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DeSantis Targets China, Other ‘Hostile' Countries

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday issued an executive order aimed at governments in China, Iran, Russia, Cuba and “others hostile to American interests,” as he pointed to concerns about issues... Read more »
Published on 9/23/2022

Student Loan Plan Affects 2.43M Floridians

Nearly 2.43 million people in Florida are eligible for reductions or elimination of student-loan debt under a plan announced last month by President Joe Biden, according to numbers released Tuesday... Read more »
Published on 9/22/2022

Florida Jobless Claims Edge Up

First-time unemployment claims in Florida increased slightly last week, but the pace of filings remains relatively low. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday estimated 5,649 jobless claims were filed... Read more »
Published on 9/22/2022

Florida asks Supreme Court to decide tech law fight

Florida and major social-media companies could be poised for a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. Lawyers for the state Wednesday filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to take... Read more »
Published on 9/22/2022

State Picks North Florida Farmer for Pot License

The owner of a Suwanee County farm is in line to be the state’s newest medical-marijuana operator, beating out 11 other applicants competing for a license earmarked for a Black... Read more »
Published on 9/21/2022

Education Department to Seek Budget Boost

The Florida Department of Education plans to request nearly $24 billion during next year’s legislative session, an increase of about $880 million over the current fiscal year’s budget. Of that,... Read more »
Published on 9/21/2022

‘Roller Coaster Ride' Continues for Citizens Insurance

Barry Gilway, president and CEO of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., said Wednesday the state-backed insurer has been a “roller coaster ride” for the past two decades. Right now, it is... Read more »
Published on 9/21/2022

Report details a large shift in funds to Florida's private schools

Since 2019, when Florida lawmakers created a voucher program called the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, the “flow of public funds to private education” has dramatically increased, according to a new... Read more »
Published on 9/21/2022

Report details a large shift in funds to Florida's private schools

Since 2019, when Florida lawmakers created a voucher program called the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, the “flow of public funds to private education” has dramatically increased, according to a new... Read more »
Published on 9/21/2022

Report details a large shift in funds to Florida's private schools

Since 2019, when Florida lawmakers created a voucher program called the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, the “flow of public funds to private education” has dramatically increased, according to a new... Read more »
Published on 9/21/2022

DeSantis Pitches Package of Tax Breaks

Gov. Ron DeSantis, running for re-election, pitched a $1.1 billion package of tax breaks Tuesday that could trim costs on items for toddlers, sports gear, pet food and school clothes... Read more »
Published on 9/20/2022

Florida's bar exam passage rate lowest in a decade

People who took the Florida Bar exam for the first time in July posted the lowest passage rate for July test-takers in a decade, a review of the data by... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

Workers' comp insurers fight hospital payment plan

Several workers’ compensation insurance companies are challenging a new state proposal that would set payment amounts to hospitals for inpatient care. Normandy Insurance Co., Zenith Insurance Co., Bridgefield Employers Insurance... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

Florida gasoline prices continue to dip

Florida motorists paid an average of $3.41 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline Monday, as prices continue to dip, according to the AAA auto club. Monday’s average price was down... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

State tees up money for job training

The state is targeting about $30 million for job-training programs tied to the aerospace, aviation, defense, cybersecurity and information-technology industries. "We've really been intent on making sure that those industries... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

State appeals in workplace training battle

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that blocked part of a new state law that placed restrictions on how race-related issues can... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

Florida's weekly jobless claims below 5,000

Amid conflicting economic trends, first-time unemployment claims in Florida continue to slow. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday estimated 4,995 initial jobless claims were filed in the state during... Read more »
Published on 9/15/2022

Feds boost Florida vehicle charging stations

The White House on Wednesday approved plans that will free up roughly $71.5 million for electric-vehicle charging stations in Florida. Florida’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan was among 35 plans... Read more »
Published on 9/14/2022

Regulators eye workers' comp rate cut

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will hold a hearing Sept. 23 on a proposal that would lead to an average 8.4 percent decrease in workers’ compensation insurance rates next... Read more »
Published on 9/14/2022

State University Graduation Rate Continues to Climb

Florida higher-education officials say the state university system’s four-year graduation rate is on pace to increase to 65 percent by 2025, as an upward trend in producing graduates continues. The... Read more »
Published on 9/14/2022

UF Supercomputer Helps Tackle Daunting Problems

A supercomputer housed at the University of Florida is being used by researchers at multiple state universities to address some of Florida’s most-pressing agricultural and environmental problems. The computer, known... Read more »
Published on 9/14/2022

In addition to high-profile races, voters to decide tax breaks, fate of commission

As they elect a governor, a U.S. senator and numerous state and local officials, Florida voters in November will decide whether to approve two property-tax measures and the fate of... Read more »
Published on 9/14/2022

Appeals Court Weighs COVID-19 Data Fight

More than a year after the lawsuit was filed, an appeals court Tuesday waded into a fight about whether the Florida Department of Health should be required to provide daily... Read more »
Published on 9/13/2022

Trulieve adds $5 million to pot initiative

The medical-cannabis company Trulieve contributed another $5 million last week to a ballot initiative aimed at legalizing recreational use of marijuana, according to a newly filed finance report. In all,... Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

State Board of Governors will discuss how to spend a $40 million boost for nursing education

State higher-education officials are slated next week to discuss how universities plan to spend $40 million aimed at bolstering the number of “high-quality” nursing graduates in Florida. The Legislature this... Read more »
Published on 9/12/2022

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Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone

Tropical Depression Nine has developed in the central Caribbean. The depression is expected to reach tropical storm strength and even hurricane strength by early next week. The NHC has placed Florida in the system's cone of uncertainty.

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