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Facing mounting deaths and rising cases, Florida’s hepatitis A crisis is ravaging Central Florida

Florida has a hepatitis A crisis.More Floridians have died from the highly infectious liver disease than any other state in the nation, except Kentucky,...

Believe the hype about hemp’s potential, Florida cannabis chief tells Senate committee

Florida’s cannabis director hopes to see the first legally authorized commercial hemp seeds planted in the Sunshine State by the beginning of the yearThere’s...

Lawmakers begin their trek toward the 2020 session, talking budget, guns, hurricanes and more

They’re back.Florida lawmakers begin preparing for the 2020 legislative session on Monday, holding their first set of committee hearings this week. They'll continue a...

Growth-management advocates challenge new state law that could limit citizen lawsuits against developers

A growth-management group filed a lawsuit on Friday seeking to overturn a new state law that would make citizens pay costly legal fees if...

U.S. Sens. Rubio, Scott, push for tax law changes to boost Dorian donations

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott of Florida want to change the U.S. tax code to encourage businesses to donate to Hurricane Dorian...
oil on the beach

U.S. House votes to ban drilling off FL Gulf Coast; “Leave my beloved Florida...

WASHINGTON -- All but one Florida lawmaker in the U.S. House voted on Wednesday to block oil and gas leasing off of Florida’s Gulf...

Gov. DeSantis fears Bahamian refugee influx might stress Florida’s counties financially

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has maintained that Florida has no role in smoothing recovery in the Bahamas or admitting refugees following Hurricane Dorian, announced...

Gov. DeSantis dismisses furor over weather service interference as ‘a press thing’

Gov. Ron DeDantis declined Monday to be drawn into the debate over whether Floridians could trust weather forecasts in light of the Trump administration’s...

DeSantis says Hurricane Dorian left FL with “tens of millions of dollars” in damage

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday didn’t quite attribute Hurricane Dorian’s dramatic turn away from Florida to prayers he and Division of Emergency Management Director...

Looks like Florida will escape worst of Hurricane Dorian

Gov. Ron DeSantis stressed Tuesday that it’s too early for Florida to relax about Hurricane Dorian, even as the storm has weakened and seemed...

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