Working & The Economy

U.S. labor secretary in FL to tout Trump economy, though thousands remain jobless and...

U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia touted the U.S. economy in Florida on Thursday, although thousands of people remain unemployed and awaiting benefits and some...

U.S. Supreme Court hands victories to religious employers in health care, employment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with...

Federal appeals court blocks lawsuit over ‘misleading’ debt collection efforts

Two debtors are barred from suing a collection agency over allegedly "misleading" dunning letters because they were never actually deceived, a federal appeals court...

Racial disparities in Florida’s criminal justice system are shameful

The U.S. Census Bureau states that 17 percent of Florida citizens are Black, while the Florida Department of Corrections reports that 47 percent of...

USF grad assistants to protest stalled contract talks amid COVID-reopening planning

With public university campuses set to reopen in the fall, the University of South Florida has yet to reach an agreement with graduate assistants...

Controversial toll road project funding is still intact amid $1 billion in state budget...

While shaving $1 billion worth of projects from the Florida Legislature’s 2020-21 state budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis could not touch funding for future construction...

Dem lawmakers increasingly frustrated with Gov. DeSantis’ timing on foreclosure/eviction moratorium

This time, Gov. Ron DeSantis waited until four hours before the deadline to extend his COVID-19 moratorium on mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions —...
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DeSantis signs water-quality bill touted as historic, yet also condemned as polluter-friendly

Over strenuous objections from leading water-quality advocates, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law the “Clean Waterways Act,” adopted in March by the Florida...

DeSantis signs bill prohibiting Florida cities from banning any sunscreens — even those that...

With summer at hand, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a bill prohibiting Key West and all other Florida cities from banning any...

Gov. DeSantis trims new state budget by $1 billion, including some of his own...

Note: This story has been updated to add details, comments from the governor's press office, and reaction.Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that he’s used...

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