Florida Senator Demands Federal Investigation of the state’s vaccine distribution practices

90-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, administered by nurse May Parsons at University Hospital, Coventry, England, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Alex Gakos One Florida Senator is looking to call out Florida’s sketchy vaccine distribution practices after multiple reports noted a West

Florida-Georgia river system battle will be heard by U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court. Courtesy: Image by Mark Thomas from Pixabay The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a long-awaited case about a river system that lies along the Florida-Georgia state line next month. After years of back and forth arguments, the case about dividing the water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system stretching from Florida’s

Florida’s search for new vendor to run SunPass tolling system hits reset button

Sunpass holders go through an express lane at the entrance of Sanibel Island in Lee County, Florida, United States on January 15, 2018. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by EQRoy Early in 2020, Florida’s transportation secretary affirmed the state’s intention not to renew the contract of the vendor in charge of the 2018 Florida SunPass tolling

Survey Finds Florida is Among ‘Drunkest’ States in America

Holiday Drinks Courtesy: Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay As the year wraps up and gift-giving season is in full effect (get it), apparently Floridians like to “cheers” and clink more than most of their neighbors. According to a survey conducted by SunriseHouse, an addiction treatment center out of Lafayette Township, NJ, which provides research-based

Florida Representative Files Bill to Abolish Red-Light cameras in the State

Secure camera with traffic light and sign. Courtesy: Shutterstock-Photo by BIGCHEN Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, is trying to get rid of red-light cameras in the state of Florida for good. Sponsoring measure (HB 6009), Sabatini hopes to abolish the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Program law, a controversial 2010 law that authorized the use of red-light

Two Florida State Senators Propose “to-go” Alcohol Orders to Assist Restaurant Businesses

Bar with assorted spirits. Courtesy: Image by Pexels from Pixabay A wildly popular “alcohol to go” component in Governor Ron DeSantis’ emergency executive order may be here to stay. The Florida governor added what he called “alcohol to go” in an executive order earlier this year to assist restaurants during the pandemic. The order included

Miami-Dade County Hasn’t ruled out Possibility for Mandatory Vaccination for Students

MDCPS Alberto Carvalho speaking with students in a socially distanced lunchroom. Courtesy: Miami Dade County Public Schools Facebook. While state officials are finalizing distribution plans of the first round of COVID-19 vaccines in the state, another discussion awaits in the hallway. What about children, teachers, and schools?  Florida is just weeks away from receiving the

Florida Mayors want Gov. DeSantis to scale back Opening of the State—Push for COVID restrictions

Fort Lauderdale, Florida/USA – April 17, 2020: Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis Press Conference at Urban League of Broward County, answering on questions about coronavirus situation in Florida–Courtesy: Shutterstock-Photo By YES Market Media Since Gov. Ron DeSantis’ order to reopen Florida to Phase 3 (no restrictions) in September, COVID-19 cases have been on the rise and

Florida voter registration deadline for 2020 elections is here

Four women of various demographics, young blonde woman in front, filling in ballots and casting votes in booths at polling station, US flag on wall at back. Focus on booth signage– By vesperstock *In a press conference held in Tuesday afternoon in The Villages, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that due to an online system

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to Be Released in the Florida Keys

Image by Егор Камелев from Pixabay  It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie, but it’s something that is actually happening. Genetically engineered mosquitoes have been made in a lab and they are set to be released sometime in 2021 or 2022 in the Florida Keys. The reason for such an event is part