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Gov. DeSantis throws a monkey wrench into efforts to improve FL’s paltry unemployment benefits

There’s a new obstacle to increasing Florida’s unemployment benefits, which rank among the stingiest in the United States: Gov. Ron DeSantis “Increase benefits? Look, no,”...

State House tax holidays: Clothing, shoes, tents, snorkels, fishing rods and insect repellant, but...

A multi-million-dollar tax package approved by the House Ways & Means Committee on Friday includes everything from a "Freedom Week" sales tax holiday and...

Las Vegas and Florida tourism leaders push for help from feds for sputtering travel...

WASHINGTON—Witnesses on a Senate panel Tuesday stressed the need for a continued vaccine rollout effort by the federal government as a vital part of...

U.S. Sens. Rubio and Scott join battle to reopen shuttered cruise industry by July...

Anxious to get one of Florida's biggest industries afloat, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have introduced legislation to bypass sailing restrictions set...

White House aims sales pitch for infrastructure plan at the states

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s 7,540 miles of highway roads in poor condition. Florida’s $100 billion in damages over the last decade from extreme weather events. The 1 in 4 Idahoans with...

The scholarship called Bright Futures, a crucial way to pay for college in FL,...

For Florida families, planning for college begins long before a senior in high school submits his or her first application, and students and parents...

Tampa Bay senator calls on Attorney General to hold Piney Point owner liable for...

Following a nerve-racking weekend of rainy weather, Tampa Bay-area Sen. Janet Cruz called on Attorney General Ashley Moody Monday to take legal action against...

Biden administration previews what its American Jobs Act would mean for FL: more than...

Here’s what Joe Biden's $2 trillion American Jobs Plan would mean for Florida: Shorter commutes. Defenses against rising oceans. Cleaner drinking water. More affordable...

FL Legislature approves major cuts in dollars for affordable housing, amid COVID-19 and housing...

Residents from Florida’s most vulnerable populations rely on affordable housing programs to buy a home, pay rent, and afford costly home repairs and construction. But...

Bill phasing out retirement pensions for state and local workers passes FL Senate

The Florida Senate voted, 24-16, along party lines on Thursday to stop offering the state's traditional pension plan to new hires beginning next year,...

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