South Florida's U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz lost a vote that would have put her in charge of the powerful Appropriations Committee, overseeing bills that allocate $1.4 trillion in federal spending.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' spokesman regularly takes to Twitter to spread what experts say is misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. The South Florida Sun Sentinel asked the experts to fact check.
The DeSantis administration tried to control public information on the coronavirus pandemic by sidelining Florida health experts, spreading misinformation, withholding data, and casting doubt on the risks, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found.
As Donald Trump and his legal team's election fraud claims grew wilder, nearly every prominent Republican in Florida chose to indulge the president or aid him through their silence. Be very afraid of what they would do if a close election in Florida should ever go in favor of a Democrat.
Florida's rollout plan for the coronavirus vaccine prioritizes the state's most vulnerable, including those living in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, front line healthcare workers and those with underlying medical conditions, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday.
Spurred by the spike in unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment taxes paid by businesses will increase next year, the Department of Revenue announced Wednesday.Starting in January, businesses paying the minimum rate will owe $20.30 per employee, a $13.30 increase on the current rate.
A new state Senate committee will review Florida’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and plan for future emergencies, President Wilton Simpson said Wednesday as he made more leadership appointments for next two years.
Business groups released a far-ranging wish list for Gov. Ron DeSantis and state legislators to consider in 2021, including revamping alcohol laws, changing tax policy and providing broad immunity from lawsuits stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his first public interview, former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told Fox News host Martha MacCallum he was "hurt" when he was "removed" by the president and said five years of stress led to his dramatic arrest at his Fort Lauderdale home in late September.
Florida is now having a week-over-week increase in hospitalizations, while experiencing an increase in new cases and test positivity, according to the Nov. 22 White House Coronavirus Task Force weekly report. Between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20, the average number of COVID-19 patients that were admitted to hospitals in Florida each day was 883. That’s an increase of 8% from the prior week, the report shows.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Florida schools will remain open to in-person learning for the spring while keeping online learning options available, while answering more questions about the coronavirus pandemic at his first press conference in nearly a month.
Facing a $2.7 billion budget shortfall next fiscal year, legislative leaders could search for ways to bring in new revenue – although not through tax hikes – along with cuts to education and health care to fill the gap when they return to the Capitol in March.
A state lawmaker filed a bill on Monday that would require background checks for ammunition buyers, after the same bill failed in committee in the 2020 legislative session. Known as ‘Jaime’s Law’, the proposal honors Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.
Coronavirus cases are surging again in elder-care facilities nearly three months after the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an emergency order easing restrictions on visitations to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The House of Representatives quietly paid $850,000 this year to settle wrongful termination claims by five Pakistani American technology specialists, after a set of routine workplace allegations against them morphed into fodder for right-wing conspiracy theories amplified by President Donald Trump.