June 26, 2022

News Service of Florida

Florida Weekly Jobless Claims Dip

Despite high gasoline prices and rising interest rates, first-time unemployment claims dipped last week in Florida. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday estimated 5,778 initial unemployment claims were filed... Read more »
Published on 6/23/2022

Company ordered to pay in COVID-19 clinic case

A Leon County circuit judge this week ordered a company to pay more than $3.9 million in damages after the state Division of Emergency Management said the firm did not... Read more »
Published on 6/23/2022

Florida businesses allege new law violates speech rights

As a federal judge considers whether to block a new state law that Gov. Ron DeSantis dubbed the “Stop WOKE Act,” businesses filed a second challenge Wednesday alleging that the... Read more »
Published on 6/23/2022

Pension Fund ‘Solid' Amid Market Volatility

Florida’s pension fund remains “solid” despite growing pressure from global market conditions, Lamar Taylor, interim executive director of the State Board of Administration, said Wednesday. Overseeing about $250 billion in... Read more »
Published on 6/22/2022

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Gillum Indicted

Democrat Andrew Gillum, who narrowly lost the 2018 governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis, was indicted on charges of wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI, the U.S.... Read more »
Published on 6/22/2022

A Leon County judge has rejected efforts to make FSU pay students for pandemic shutdowns

In one of a series of similar cases across the state, a circuit judge tossed out a potential class-action lawsuit that argued Florida State University should refund money to students... Read more »
Published on 6/22/2022

Florida urges judge not to block 15-week abortion law

Attorneys for the state are fighting an attempt to block a 15-week abortion limit that is slated to take effect July 1. Lawyers in Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office filed... Read more »
Published on 6/21/2022

DeSantis ready to act on final stack of bills

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he expects to act quickly on the remaining bills from the 2022 regular legislative session. With the state’s new fiscal year ready to start July... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2022

Fight over Florida's new tech law headed to US Supreme Court

Attorneys for the state and online-industry groups plan to go to the U.S. Supreme Court in a battle about a 2021 Florida law that would crack down on social-media giants... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2022

State moves forward on plan to deny Medicaid coverage for transgender treatments

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration moved forward Friday with a proposal that would deny Medicaid coverage for treatments such as puberty-blocking medication and hormone therapy for transgender people. The state Agency... Read more »
Published on 6/20/2022

Federal judge blows up Florida's law limiting contributions for ballot initiatives

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by Florida lawmakers to limit contributions to political committees supporting ballot initiatives, saying it violates the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor... Read more »
Published on 6/16/2022

Florida unemployment claims inch up

First-time unemployment claims in Florida rose for the second straight week. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday estimated 6,740 initial claims were filed last week in the state, up... Read more »
Published on 6/16/2022

Wildlife officials preparing to aid manatees

After a record number of manatee deaths mostly linked to malnutrition, state and federal wildlife officials hope to double rescue and rehabilitation capacity before the sea cows again congregate in... Read more »
Published on 6/16/2022

Another Florida homeowners insurance company goes under

Saddled with financial losses and lacking reinsurance for this year’s hurricane season, another Florida property-insurance company is headed toward receivership. The Florida Department of Financial Services late Monday filed a... Read more »
Published on 6/15/2022

FPL launches plan to eliminate carbon emissions

 Florida Power & Light plans to eliminate carbon emissions from its electricity generation by 2045 through expanding solar energy and other technology, company officials announced Tuesday. The plan, part of... Read more »
Published on 6/14/2022

Federal appeals court will decide constitutionality of Florida elections law in September

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in September in a battle about the constitutionality of a 2021 Florida elections law. Arguments are scheduled during the week of Sept. 12... Read more »
Published on 6/14/2022

Higher Room Rates Could Put Damper on Tourism

Hotel room rates pushed up by demand during the past year might now be hindering tourism amid increasing inflation, state tourism officials said. As the Visit Florida tourism-marketing agency celebrated... Read more »
Published on 6/13/2022

Citizens Policy Count Up 45 Percent in Year

The state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. ended May with 883,333 policies, a nearly 45 percent increase from a year earlier, according to newly posted data. The insurer had 609,805 policies... Read more »
Published on 6/13/2022

Average Gas Prices Top $5 in Parts of Florida

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has topped $5 in parts of South Florida, while statewide prices hit another record Monday at $4.89, according to the... Read more »
Published on 6/13/2022

Visit Florida CEO gets pay raise amid tourism rebound

With the state drawing record numbers of tourists from other parts of the country as the industry rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, Visit Florida President and CEO Dana Young received... Read more »
Published on 6/13/2022

Special session on gun issues rejected

Democratic lawmakers fell well short Friday of getting enough votes to force a special legislative session on gun violence. Only 19 Republican lawmakers responded to a formal poll on holding... Read more »
Published on 6/12/2022

Florida's citrus production lowest in eight decades

With the state pouring millions of dollars into research and marketing efforts, Florida’s citrus industry is approaching the end of the 2021-2022 growing season with its lowest production since around... Read more »
Published on 6/12/2022

New laws could help veterans get jobs

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a slate of bills that he said will make a “big impact” on helping veterans and military spouses pursue jobs. The new laws are... Read more »
Published on 6/10/2022

Florida jobless claims remain low amid headwinds

Despite concerns about inflation and other global economic pressures, Florida continues to see relatively few new unemployment claims. Florida had an estimated 5,393 first-time jobless claims last week, up from... Read more »
Published on 6/9/2022

Policies continue piling up at state-backed insurer

The state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. added about 12,000 policies last week amid continuing fallout of private insurers shutting down or shedding policies. Citizens, which was created as an insurer... Read more »
Published on 6/9/2022

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