Working & The Economy

‘No. 1 priority’ for Gov. DeSantis is acquiring COVID-19 test equipment, including protective gear

Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed frustration Wednesday at the difficulty state health officials are having acquiring equipment they urgently need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

WASHINGTON — A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.The bill...

Gov. DeSantis closing bars as COVID-19 deaths hit seven in Florida; local option on...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered the closure of bars across Florida and taken steps to kick out any college students still on Florida campuses...

Gov. DeSantis leaving closure of beaches, bars, and restaurants to local government discretion

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced a $50 million bridge loan program and tax assistance to help small businesses survive the hit they’re taking from...

Facing a big hit from the coronavirus, Florida lawmakers are expected to approve a...

Florida lawmakers are poised to approve a $93.2 billion state budget on Thursday that includes higher salaries for teachers, a boost in affordable housing...

FL legal system essentially grinds to a halt; courts restrict access, delay jury trials...

Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady has ordered court personnel, including judges, to stay away from the state’s courthouses for 14 days if they’ve traveled...

FL Legislature passes weakened E-Verify bill; immigration groups are critical

Lawmakers have sent a scaled-back E-Verify bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis that will give Florida businesses the option of using the federal system to...

DeSantis suspends travel by state workers to limit COVID-19; clamps down on ‘mass gatherings’

Using his power as chief executive of the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered tens of thousands of state employees to suspend travel for at...

FL’s first climate-change bill goes to the governor; no more tax dollars for projects...

The Legislature adopted Florida’s first tangible climate-change legislation Wednesday, marking an historic shift following a decade of denial that climate change is real.The legislation...

Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid outbreak

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the...

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