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Gov. DeSantis leaving closure of beaches, bars, and restaurants to local government discretion

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced a $50 million bridge loan program and tax assistance to help small businesses survive the hit they’re taking from...

Facing a big hit from the coronavirus, Florida lawmakers are expected to approve a...

Florida lawmakers are poised to approve a $93.2 billion state budget on Thursday that includes higher salaries for teachers, a boost in affordable housing...

FL legal system essentially grinds to a halt; courts restrict access, delay jury trials...

Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady has ordered court personnel, including judges, to stay away from the state’s courthouses for 14 days if they’ve traveled...

For real? U.S. Sen. Rick Scott got lousy reviews as FL governor — and...

Rick Scott really misses being governor of Florida. He misses the mansion; he misses tootling about in his private jet; he misses having the power...

Gov. DeSantis eyes Spring Break crowds for COVID-19 crackdown; drive-through tests coming to Broward

Florida’s state leaders are considering deploying restaurant- and bar-licensing officials to crack down on large Spring Break gatherings and possibly encouraging restaurateurs to at...

Florida now has more than 100 coronavirus cases; residents have begun hoarding essentials

Coronavirus cases in Florida have doubled to more than 100 in just two days, with infections rising more rapidly in South Florida, particularly in...

Gov. DeSantis calls for NYC flight cutbacks because of coronavirus fears

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called on the Trump Administration to restrict flights into Florida from coronavirus hot spots including New York. The governor said...
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Amid confusion over state instructions, some FL districts are extending spring break, keeping kids...

Amid some confusion over who ordered what, some Florida school districts announced Friday night they are extending their spring breaks by one week in...

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 40 Republicans dissent

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his...

A fourth coronavirus death, plus two dozen more infections, mostly in South Florida

The Florida Department of Health on Saturday confirmed a fourth death and reported at least two dozen more coronavirus cases, predominantly in South Florida...

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