Working & The Economy

With thousands facing eviction in FL during COVID, federal moratorium is extended, but legal...

Health authorities extended a federal moratorium on evictions Monday, protecting distressed renters in Florida and elsewhere in the nation from eviction for another three...

COVID-19 variant cases exceed 10,000 as states expand vaccine eligibility; vaccine ‘passports’ launch in...

COVID-19 variant cases grew to nearly 11,000 nationwide on Sunday, and that doesn't include two California strains that have been identified but not listed...

Gov. DeSantis pushes against CDC’s cruise ship restrictions, but some cruises already planned for...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday denounced a federal ban on cruise ship operations from Florida ports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, although some cruise lines...

House Agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

WASHINGTON  -- The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the...

Lawmakers aim to replace massive toll-roads project with less-massive toll-roads project

Parts of a massive and controversial toll-road construction project through swaths of wild and rural Florida will likely go away — but that doesn't...
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Smear campaign? FL ethics panel dismisses complaint against clean-energy advocate

The Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed a complaint against clean-energy advocate Alissa Jean Schafer, who is both an elected official in Broward County...

New survey: Floridians are more worried about climate change than most Americans

Floridians worry about climate change more than most Americans, and the level of concern among Republicans in weather-battered South Florida is higher than among...

States question whether new federal stimulus law rules out tax cuts

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one...
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Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried blasts GOP lawmaker for probe into teleworking at state agencies

Following a top state lawmaker's memo inquiring about teleworking arrangements at state agencies, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried defended her agency's decision to allow more...

Which state employees in FL can work at home instead of at the office?...

COVID-19 upended many workplaces across the United States last year, including government offices that allowed state employees to work remotely during the pandemic. Now, an...

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