Politics & Law

Former FBI agent from South Florida died under Iranian custody, his family announces

The family of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent from Florida who has been missing in Iran since 2007, have been advised by federal...

COVID-19 puts the governor’s review of legislation and new state budget on the back...

The COVID-19 crisis has upended the normal review by Gov. Ron DeSantis of more than 200 bills and the $93.2 billion state budget that...

Obama stimulus watchdog: ‘Bad guys’ will make play for COVID-19 relief cash

WASHINGTON — Earl Devaney is feeling déjà vu.Devaney, a former longtime federal watchdog, was hired in 2009 to police the distribution of $840 billion in federal...

Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and...

DeSantis defends himself as pressure grows over his stance on a shelter-in-place order

With Democrats criticizing his decision not to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday said he's not sending a “mixed message”...
Capitol

Lawmakers announce $2 trillion coronavirus response deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate leaders announced a compromise with the White House on a massive $2 trillion spending package that would send checks to Americans...

Democratic lawmakers, Ag Commissioner, pressuring DeSantis to issue stay-at-home order

Florida Senate Democrats continue to pressure Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order for Floridians to combat the outbreak of COVID-19.“Experts in...

Gov. DeSantis’ quarantine for fly-ins is retroactive to two weeks, not three

A COVID-19-related executive order targeting travelers to Florida appears to deviate from what Gov. Ron DeSantis indicated during a media briefing Tuesday, requiring self-isolation...

DeSantis expands NYC-area travel order: passengers from 3 weeks ago must isolate and identify...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is expanding his directive against air travelers from the New York City area to include mandatory self-isolation for people who arrived...

A chief consumer advocate in FL may face term limits; will they benefit Floridians...

The Office of Public Counsel, the chief advocate for consumers in proceedings before the Florida Public Service Commission, may face term limits that might...

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