Veterans can now teach in Florida schools without a degree

Veterans holding books – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Africa Studio The Sunshine State currently has 9,000 teacher vacancies that must be filled before the summer comes to a close and the new 2022 academic year begins. Last week, Florida’s Department of Education announced that military veterans can now fill those empty roles. “Our public

Numerous women seek abortions in Florida despite restrictions in nearby states

Protestors in favor of abortions – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stephanie Kenner Following the Supreme Court decision that struck down Roe v. Wade, states are passing and reviving the legislation that restricts abortion, and many women are traveling to Florida to undergo the procedure. According to Dr. Samantha Deans, the assistant medical director of

During “Operation Southern Slow Down,” Florida law enforcement agencies will crack down on speeding

Traffic speed control device on highway monitoring vehicles speeding – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by bibiphoto In Florida and four other southeastern states, a campaign to “save lives and discourage reckless driving and speeding” kicked off on Monday. “Operation Southern Slow Down” will take place from Monday, July 18, through Saturday, July 23, according to

Despite judge’s order, Florida’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks is still in place

Women Protesting in Support of Abortions – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Vic Hinterlang Florida’s law prohibiting abortions at 15 weeks will remain in effect after the state appealed a Florida judge’s decision to temporarily halt the ban on Tuesday. Judge John Cooper of the Second Judicial Circuit Court verbally ruled last week in a

The Sunshine State’s sales tax break begins this Friday

Sales Tax – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maha Heang 245789 Florida residents facing the effects of inflation will get a second opportunity to save on “freedom” beginning on Friday. Set near the Fourth of July for the second year in a row, a sales-tax holiday nicknamed “Freedom Week” will provide tax breaks on a

Florida’s loud music statute goes into effect July 1st

Police Pulls Over Vehicle – FL Loud Music Statute – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Michael O’Keene On July 1, a new Florida statute will go into effect making it illegal for anyone to have their radio turned up too loud while driving. According to the new law, audio blaring from a vehicle that can

Florida judge will decide whether to block 15-week abortion ban law

Abortion Protest at Supreme Court – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Wild 2 Free The Sunshine State’s new law that prohibits abortions after the 15-week mark is at the center of a hearing on Monday. A judge from Leon County, Florida will decide on granting a temporary injunction, therefore blocking the law from going into

Thanks to new law, local governments now have the right to ban smoking on Florida beaches

No Smoking Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bokeh Blur Background Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Friday authorizing local governments to prohibit smoking on public Florida parks and beaches. Local leaders will now have complete jurisdiction in regulating smoking at beaches. This includes stricter laws on cigarette disposal, the creation of

Florida’s new Purple Alert system will roll out in July

Missing Person Flyer – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by StockMediaSeller The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) will begin using a new alert system in July designed to help authorities locate any missing adults with developmental or mental disabilities. A year since taking effect, the new system will launch on July 1. Similar to other

DeSantis vetoes $35 million for Tampa Bay Rays training facility

Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Fans of the Tampa Bay Rays responded to Fox News about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to deny financing for a new training facility worth $35 million. “We as taxpayers should just worry about bringing lots of… Tampa Bay Rays fans to the