Effective July 1, Florida drivers can use hazard lights on highways through fog and rain

Hazard Light button in vehicle – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by  oatawa Florida residents know all too well that raining and driving pair together like warm apple pie and ice cream—except the latter is easily the preferred pair of the two. The reason we bring up rain and driving is because every Florida driver has

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest bill signing bans transgender females from competing in girls’ sports on first day of Pride Month

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Hunter Crenian On Tuesday, June 1, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis signed a recently passed bill into law that prohibits transgender females from participating in public school sports that are intended for biologically born females, further affirming the state’s tilt in favor of largely Republican political

House Legislators approve Deal that grants Seminole tribe expanded gambling rights in Florida—includes roulette, craps, and sports

Sports Betting Viewing Room – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Nick_Nick In a special session Wednesday, representatives in the Florida House gave 97-17 approval to an arrangement that Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe laid out last month. The deal, which was approved yesterday by the Florida Senate with a 38-1 vote, is estimated

Sports Betting in Florida gains steam as Seminole Tribe and state leaders near major gambling deal terms

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kit Leong Many thought the day when Florida legalized sports gambling would never come. That day may become a reality as the Florida legislative session nears a close. Insiders close to the situation believe a major agreement will be announced in the coming days detailing an arrangement between the state and

Understanding Florida’s ‘Anti-Riot’ bill—cracking down on protests in the state

Looted storefront business – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by magraphy Yesterday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially signed and approved a new measure that vows to crack down on rioting, property damage, and violence during protests. DeSantis called the new law the “strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement measure in the country.” CS/HB 1 – Combating Public Disorder

Applicable online sales tax bill moves forward in Florida House

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by create jobs 51 Floridians may soon have to pay up when they purchase goods online from out-of-state retailers. Residents in the Sunshine State have long been spoiled ever since the transition to buying online became more mainstream. The perks of buying goods online are endless: avoiding waiting in line, not

New proposal aims to make mail-in voting in the state of Florida much harder for future elections

‘Vote Here’ sign placed on the walkway to a neighborhood polling place, as seen on election day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Photo: Jillian Cain Photography/Shutterstock.com The 2020 presidential election saw record numbers at the polls, thanks to the largest mail-in voting turnout in election history.  Looking back on the historic voter turnout by a

The Do’s and Don’ts of voting in Florida

Courtesy: Shutterstock/ Andy Chipus Below, we at Florida Insider have compiled a quick list of things that are frowned upon and accepted at Florida polling precincts. The list below are the most commonly asked questions every election year. Please be sure to vote responsibly and fully review your voter rights before visiting the polls by