According to the Florida Department of Health, more than 134,000 people in Leon County, or about 51 percent, are currently vaccinated, but health officials and local leaders are saying that’s not enough.
In a post on the agency’s Facebook page, Swearingen said, “Working in Texas, Florida law enforcement officers have assisted with more than 100 criminal arrests for human smuggling, drugs, and stolen vehicles.
Gov. Ron DeSantis told young members of Cuba’s military to “live in the history books” by overthrowing their nation’s communist leadership, as he pushed President Joe Biden to bring Wi-Fi access back to people protesting on the island nation.
Starting Thursday, an estimated three million Florida families will begin receiving payments as part of the American Rescue Plan’s child tax credit program, which provides families $250 to $300 a month per child until the end of the year.
Rep. Paul Renner, a Palm Coast Republican set to take over as House speaker following the 2022 elections, pointed to the inability of the Champlain Towers South condo association to quickly address safety and structural repairs needed for the once 12-story building.
The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission on Wednesday voted to finalize scores given to grower applications. Those scores will be used to award licenses, but the commission stopped short of awarding them, saying it would act at its next meeting after checking with applicants.
Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried hosted a virtual press conference to urge the Florida Supreme Court to take up a challenge to penalties attached to Florida’s gun regulation preemption.
Owners of Magic City Casino in Miami-Dade County and Bonita Springs Poker Room in Southwest Florida filed the lawsuit Friday contending that a sports-betting plan that lawmakers passed in May violates federal laws.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ highly touted plan to give teachers and principals $1,000 bonuses using federal COVID-19 relief funds could be in trouble after the state was informed that extra pay appears to conflict with the intended use of the money.
The Florida Forest Service said Friday that it is deploying a 20-person Type 2 initial attack hand crew to help battle the salt fire that is currently burning at the Shasta Trinity National Forest in California.