Brightline Terminates Partnership with Virgin Trains USA in South Florida

Brightline high speed train (then still known as Virgin Trains USA) traveling south towards Miami, as seen on March 14, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Jillian Cain Photography/Shutterstock.com The COVID-19 pandemic has reared its ugly head once again. This time Virgin Trains USA has been impacted severely. So much so that

Florida Breweries At Risk of Closing Indefinitely Unless Provided Aid

Image by cerdadebbie from Pixabay  Over 100 Florida breweries are in danger of closing permanently in the next two weeks unless the state government can provide much needed aid. After facing closures because of the coronavirus, many bars and breweries have found themselves in dire straits financially. Unless state or federal aid is provided, these

Republican National Convention to Return to North Carolina after Trump Cancels in Jacksonville

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Image by David Mark from Pixabay  It was just six weeks ago that Trump decided against holding the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte after clashing with Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper over what the president then deemed to be overly strict demands related to coronavirus. Trump and the Republican

Study Reveals Florida Has the 10th Worst Recovering Unemployment Rate in the U.S.

Unemployed Floridians in the state of Florida are denied by the Department of Economic Opportunity under the CARES Act due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami, Florida, USA on May 1, 2020. Photo and Caption: Blueee77/Shutterstock.com Despite all the wonder and beauty Florida has to offer, it is not without its faults. Indeed, it is

Florida Teachers Union Sues to Stop Reopening Schools in the Fall

Image by Holly Dornak from Pixabay  The Florida Education Association (FEA) has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis, suing to delay the reopening of schools and to not allow in-person classroom teaching in the fall. The state issued an emergency order on July 6 to reopen public schools for

Medical Marijuna Business Booming in Florida During Pandemic

Image by Stay Regular from Pixabay  The cannabis business is thriving in Florida despite the COVID-19 numbers rising by the day. Many businesses have been affected negatively by the pandemic and the ongoing measures being put in place to help stop the spread of the virus. This is all according to AltMed, the parent company

Florida to Draft Master Plan to Create Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Image by (Joenomias) Menno de Jong from Pixabay  A new state law aims to create more electric car charging stations throughout the state of Florida in order to keep up with the demand of electric vehicles (EV), according to an article from Jacksonville Community Television (www.news.wjct.org). The law is sponsored by Republican Senator Tom Lee

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

Alcohol Sales and Consumption Temporarily Suspended at Florida Bars

Image by Christian_Birkholz from Pixabay  Florida is suspending drinking at bars. Halsey Beshears, the secretary of the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, tweeted on Friday, June 26, “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.” This comes right after the Florida Department of

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