Politics & Law

FL Democrats launch texting campaign to encourage more voters to vote by mail

With the COVID-19 crisis casting doubt on in-person voting, Florida Democrats plan to text more than 1 million voters this week encouraging them to...

Gov. DeSantis issues ‘safer at home’ order covering four South FL counties only

Update: This story has been amended to reflect that the actual wording of the order says it will remain in effect until April 15....

Governor’s Mansion has a newborn: Meet Mamie DeSantis

Florida’s First Family just got larger.Casey DeSantis, wife of Gov. Ron DeSantis, has announced the birth of their third child via her Twitter feed....

FL workers struggle to claim unemployment benefits, even as feds increase aid during COVID-19...

Maxine Jackson worked as a housekeeper at the posh St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami-Dade County until March 20, when she was laid...

Lawsuit asks court to force Gov. Ron DeSantis to close beaches, issue ‘safer at...

A Santa Rosa Beach attorney has asked a state trial court to order Gov. Ron DeSantis to close Florida's beaches and issue a statewide...

Gov. DeSantis blocks vacation rental services; hopes to discourage travel from COVID-19 hot spots

An executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis requires owners of vacation properties offered through Airbnb and similar services to suspend operations, essentially declaring...

DeSantis’ order on checkpoints to impede Louisiana motorists heading to FL could face legal...

Impeding travelers coming to Florida from areas highly infected with coronavirus may or may not be good public health policy, but its constitutionality and...

Floridians can expect financial help in the $2 trillion federal relief package

UPDATE: State and local governments in Florida will receive an estimated $8.3 billion out of a $150 billion program in the $2.2 trillion CARES...

Military at risk from COVID-19: ‘Anxieties are really high’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense is on course to get a major funding boost as the U.S. military is drawn into the...

Vape industry and Americans for Tax Reform urges DeSantis to veto vaping legislation

The vaping industry and a prominent conservative activist want Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto legislation passed by the Florida Legislature in response to the...

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