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Gov. DeSantis okays the opening of bars, movie theaters, and more, but warns: ‘The...

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that most of Florida will enter Phase 2 of his plan to reopen the economy at 12:01 a.m. on...
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Gov. DeSantis extends moratorium on evictions, foreclosure with hours to spare

Gov. Rob DeSantis extended his moratorium on evictions and mortgage foreclosures about five hours before it was set to expire just after midnight on...

Gov. DeSantis isn’t walking a straight line toward Phase 2 of COVID-19 reopening

Its been roughly a month since Gov. Ron DeSantis launched Phase 1 of a plan to reopen Florida’s economy following his COVID-19 stay-home executive...

Two years later, relief for timber losses due to Hurricane Michael is authorized

A state-federal agreement securing $380.7 million in federal grants for north Florida’s timber industry is finally official, authorizing payments to qualified timber growers to...

Simple math tells a horrid story of unemployment claims in FL — but the...

Like the online “dashboard” for public health data during the COVID-19 crisis, the state is publishing another data set to let jobless Floridians know...
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Elected Ag Commissioner Fried takes Gov. DeSantis to task for freezing her out

Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried lit into Gov. Ron DeSantis during the Florida Cabinet’s first meeting since February, for freezing her...

Lawmakers deregulated parts of FL’s beauty industry. Should clients, and the governor, be concerned?

Kristin Dariotis Klawinski is a Tallahassee-based cosmetologist and hair stylist. Like many hairdressers, barbers and other salon professionals, she reopened her doors recently, using...

Due to steep losses, FL farmers are eligible for federal coronavirus relief

Florida farmers who have had crops, dairy and livestock go to waste during the pandemic are eligible for federal relief, the U.S. Department of...

Gig worker’s tale: Economy craters, pet groomer hopes to land on feet

This story was published by the Georgia Recorder, a sister media outlet to the Florida Phoenix. Monday was JD Harrison’s birthday, but he didn’t have...

‘Work search questions’ to get FL unemployment benefits lead to confusion, stress, and no...

Confusion and obstacles blocking unemployment payments to jobless Floridians continued to mount Thursday, as two Florida senators explained that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “waiver” of...

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