New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020 (Part 3)

CS (Committee Substitute)/House Bill 327 – Illegal Taking, Possession and Sale of a Bear It is illegal in the state of Florida to kill or possess a recently-killed bear during closed season. Anyone who commits this crime will be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor for the first offense and will have their Fish and Wildlife

New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020 (Part 2)

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that will allow Florida college athletes to make money from their name, image and likeness on June 12, 2020 in Miami, Florida, USA. Photo: Yes Market Media/Shutterstock.com House Bill 7067 – School Choice The “School Choice” bill modifies provisions in the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES), the

New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020

It has been a long year of battling a global pandemic and trying to ignore the news as reports flash across our screens about riots and looting happening across America. So if you are not aware of new laws that passed in Florida, we won’t hold it against you. We thought we’d catch you up

Florida’s Billion-Dollar Budget Cut by Governor DeSantis Due to Coronavirus

Image by yanivmatza from Pixabay  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis cut more than $1 billion from the state budget on Monday (June 29). The budget cut has brought the state budget to $92.2 billion. The state saw a historic surge in unemployment claims as Floridians began to stay home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It also set

Governor DeSantis Approves Pay Increase for Teachers in Florida

Image by emmaws4s from Pixabay  Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, June 24 signed a bill making teacher pay increases official. The bill has been a long time coming as teachers in Florida have fought for legislation to increase the minimum wage for themselves. Despite the budget vetoes DeSantis is faced up against because of the

Some Florida Courts to Revert to Phase 1 Operations

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  Some courts in Florida are now retracting their plans due to an increase in coronavirus cases. Just a few weeks ago, the courts had announced plans to safely reopen even while the pandemic was still going on. With the new cases in Florida rising daily, courtrooms in Florida have

2nd Presidential Debate To Be Held in Florida

Joe Biden Image by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Flickr; Donald Trump Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The second presidential debate is tentatively set to be held on Thursday, October 15th. The debate is scheduled to be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Downtown Miami. The debate

Floridians Get Screened as Background Checks Rise for Gun Purchases

Image by Brett Hondow from Pixabay  In the week after George Floyd’s death, Florida processed more than twice the number of background checks than it did in the same week in 2019. The number of Floridians who sought voluntary background checks so they could buy guns surged in the days and weeks after protests started

2020 Republican National Convention to Be Held in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay  The Republican National Convention (RNC) will take place in Jacksonville, Florida at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena this year. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and the GOP made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday, June 11. The City of Jacksonville was selected because the celebration in

Governor Ron DeSantis Looks to “Fully Reopen” Florida’s Schools

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  Governor Ron DeSantis has called for the reopening of Florida’s K-12 schools at “full capacity” in the fall. The Florida governor made the announcement on Thursday, June 11. DeSantis announced state recommendations for a return to on-campus instruction in the upcoming school year. In his announcement, DeSantis also