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Gov. DeSantis extends his ban on letting local leaders enforce COVID mask mandates

Local government leaders will remain powerless to put teeth into their mask mandates against COVID-19 anytime soon — Gov. Ron DeSantis this week extended...
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Almost 2,200 K-12 students tested positive for COVID-19 last week in FL schools as...

There were 3,655 new COVID-19 cases related to Florida public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities during the week of Nov. 15 through...

Senators urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states...
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Virtual committee meetings, Zoom testimony on bills and other options for state Legislatures in...

Florida's legislative session may look different in the new year, as it grapples with the continued effects of the global pandemic — but Florida...

DeSantis says FL submitted ‘Canadian’ plan to reduce drug prices but didn’t provide details

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that his administration filed a formal proposal with federal health regulators to allow the state to import low-cost prescription...

11th Circuit blocks South FL prohibitions on ‘conversion therapy’ for minors as unconstitutional

A divided panel of a federal appeals court has barred enforcement of ordinances in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County forbidding therapists to conduct...

Coral reef restoration and other resilience projects win national funding

Florida has netted nearly $13 million in public-private grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund for projects to restore or expand natural systems needed...

Gov. DeSantis shares plans to deliver COVID vaccines, but state will not mandate that...

Florida hospitals should begin receiving vaccines targeting COVID-19 within three to six weeks, with the first doses dedicated to residents of long-term care facilities,...

Study: Florida is home to the nation’s most expensive hospitals

Florida hospitals charge more for their services than anywhere in the country, with seven of the 10 most expensive hospitals located in the Sunshine...

Florida now has more than 900,000 COVID-19 infections; Death toll nearing 18,000 for FL...

For the first time, Florida reached the 900,000 mark for COVID-19 infections, nearly nine months after two coronavirus cases emerged on March 1.The Florida...

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