As Gov. Ron DeSantis signs new law, Florida continues on radioactive road paving plan

Governor Ron DeSantis votes on radioactive road paving plan – Pictured: View of Florida Highway — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Viktoriya A After Gov. Ron DeSantis ratified a contentious bill on Thursday, Florida is one step closer to paving its roads with phosphogypsum, a radioactive waste product from the fertilizer industry. Conservation organizations had pushed DeSantis

Florida roads will be built with radioactive material after bill passes

Radioactive material to be used in road building in Florida – Machinery for road construction in use on freeways – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Timothy OLeary Orlando, FL. – Governor DeSantis is being urged by environmental organizations all across the Southeast of the United States to veto a law that would permit the use

Disney declares the start of construction on Florida’s affordable housing

Disney Affordable Housing Plan (Not pictured) – Construction on new affordable housing project — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: 1599686sv On Wednesday, Walt Disney World announced that construction on a proposed affordable housing development in Central Florida would begin the next year. On 80 acres of land, “a few miles away” from the Magic Kingdom

Florida’s first ‘tool time’ sales-tax holiday starts during Labor Day weekend

Tool Time Sales Tax – Leather tool belt with construction tools on wooden board maintenance concept. – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mihalec The Sunshine State’s first “tool time” sales-tax holiday on tools, home repair, and construction items will start during the Labor Day weekend. The seven-day holiday, which was part of a wide-ranging tax

World’s first 3D-printed home showroom appears in Florida

3D-printed future home technology — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Forge Productions 3D printing technology has grown at a rapid pace. NASA is looking at its benefits in space while scientists are researching the technology for 3D printing of organs.  Now, groundbreaking advances are allowing people to print the home of their dreams. A warehouse in Brevard

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is willing to dig tunnels in one congested Florida city

Elon Musk – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by vasilis asvestas These days, Tesla Inc. founder Elon Musk is seemingly all over the place. A jack of all trades and exchanging podium spots with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as the wealthiest man on the planet, you’d think he’s done enough to warrant a break. Nope. And if

FDOT ramps up Repair Efforts of the Damaged Pensacola Bridge

Courtesy: Florida Department of Transportation  The Florida Department of Transportation has ramped up its demolition project on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, as contractors are currently working to remove damaged spans of the bridge by unmoored construction barges during Hurricane Sally in mid-September.   According to the latest bridge update by FDOT, debris from two spans of

The Future of Florida’s Property Taxes and Property Values

Construction cranes on large buildings being erected in downtown Tampa Channelside district, seen in aerial panoramic views, March 20, 2020. Photo and Caption: TetKabrit/ As the state economy tries to bounce back from closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Floridians are worried about how the housing market will be affected in 2020 going into