Florida digital drivers license set to launch by mid-November

DMV – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by RYO Alexandre Florida has its sights set on launching digital driver’s licenses next month, an initiative the state has been working on for several months. According to Florida’s politics, the ID’s are set to be released in mid-November by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Will Florida have a new state bird? Three bills were filed in Tallahassee to replace Mockingbird

Mockingbird – Courtesy: Image by Bonnie Taylor Barry TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Mockingbird has been Florida’s state bird since 1927, and now 94 years later, the Sunshine State has filed three bills to change it. In September, Tampa State Senator Jeff Brandes filed Senate Concurrent Resolution “rescinding the designation of the mockingbird as the state

Florida citrus industry sees a difficult season for growers

Citrus Plantation – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SchnepfDesign Florida’s citrus industry is expected to have one of the lowest production years in decades as it continues to struggle with devastating disease and issues. In the first forecast for the 2021-2022 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated a nearly 11% drop in orange

Weddings flock to Florida — Venues are slammed as U.S. prepares to host 2.5 million wedding ceremonies in 2022

Wedding Set Up – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by weddingvideothailand During the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of weddings were postponed, leaving disappointed brides and grooms stuck with rescheduling multiple times. Now, the Wedding Report has predicted that the highest number of weddings will take place during 2022 since the early 1980s. “We had a

Florida eradicates giant snail that can eat houses and give humans meningitis

Giant African Land Snail – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kurit Afshen Despite its small size of 8-inches, it’s a master of disaster. This snail can give you meningitis all while eating the stucco off your house. But it has officially been eliminated from Florida once again.  On Wednesday, officials announced that the giant African

Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest says goodbye to Wall Street and hello to Florida

ARK Investment Management – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by T. Schneider Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment Management is saying goodbye to the Big Apple and heading for St. Petersburg, Florida, the company announced on Wednesday. The money manager, which primarily focuses on making investments in disruptive innovation while managing the $19.5 billion ARK Innovation ETF (ticker:

South Florida’s housing market is freezing out potential buyers who can’t compete with investors

South Florida – Housing Market – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pisaphotography In South Florida, home prices continue to surge. The housing market trend has left several homebuyers either unable to find properties or in an all-out bidding war. “I’ve been looking for a home for about two years, it has been a very difficult

In an attempt to bring tourists back to the Sunshine State, Visit Florida asks for $75 million

Visit Florida Postcard – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Callahan Florida’s tourism and marketing agency will ask lawmakers to extend its life and maintain increased funding as the state increases efforts to attract international visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Danny Gaekwad of Visit Florida told members of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors on

Brightline’s high-tech trains roll off production line in California and are headed to Orlando

Brightline Train – West Palm Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by EQRoy Brightline is marking the rollout of its first diesel-electric, stainless steel trains that will transport passengers while offering food service between South Florida and Orlando International Airport. By building an American higher-speed rails service, Brightline’s goal is to change people’s behavior by

Florida sues Biden administration over “unlawful” immigration policies

Joe Biden – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by archna nautiyal On Tuesday, the state of Florida sued the Biden administration over its border policies. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed the suit, alleging that the Biden administration’s catch-and-release policy is illegal and violates either an abuse of authority or a federal immigration law. The lawsuit