Florida becomes largest clean-air state in the nation; meets all EPA air-quality standards

Courtesy: EPA meeting at Simmons Park, Ruskin, Fla. Photo by EPA The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday, Oct. 22, that Florida satisfied all six of its air quality standards. Ruskin, Fla., was the site of the news conference that held the announcement. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs

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

Governor DeSantis Approves New State Laws Effective as of October 1

On April 16, 2019, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon to meet with Monroe County and municipality officials. Photos by Kristen Livengood. Photo and Caption: Monroe County Board of County Commissioners / Flickr There will be 24 new laws that will go into effect in Florida starting Thursday, October 1.

Florida College Student’s Right to Party Defended by DeSantis as He Approves Phase 3 Reopening

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Gage Skidmore | Flickr Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been busy. He made an announcement Thursday that the state will preempt local

Miami-Dade County School Board To Delay In-Person Teaching Until October

An empty school classroom. Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com As the coronavirus pandemic continues, there are still calls for a sense of normalcy in our lives. Slowly but surely, places are reopening up and schools are now even being considered for reopening after nearly 7 months of being closed down. The Miami-Dade School Board voted unanimously

Public University Tuition Increase Being Considered in Florida

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  There are currently calls for increasing college tuition, including the first across-the-board tuition increase since 2013 for 420,000 students who attend Florida’s 12 public universities. There are also proposals for streamlining programs and services and possible faculty and staff layoffs. Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered Florida departments and

Six Amendments to Watch Out For in Florida 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 With the presidential election less than two months away, many other offices and issues will be decided when voters go to the polls. In Florida, there are six ballot

Florida Senators Want to Extend Daylight Savings Time in the U.S.

Image by giselaatje from Pixabay  Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott want to extend Daylight Savings Time in the U.S. until November 7th, 2021. The two senators introduced legislation on Wednesday, September 16th that could keep the United States on Daylight Savings Time through the 7th of November of next year because of the

Broward County Schools to Tentatively Reopen on October 5

Broward County Public Schools Department in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Photo and Caption: YES Market Media/Shutterstock.com During a virtual school board meeting on Tuesday morning, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie has announced a date for when he would like to reopen schools to students and teachers. Runcie said

Florida Eases Restrictions on Long-Term Nursing Home Care

Professional help for elderly in a wheelchair at nursing homes. Photo and Caption: Barabasa/Shutterstock.com Florida Governor Ron Desantis’ administration has announced it is eliminating state-supported every-other-week testing of workers in long-term care facilities and that it is shuttering 23 COVID-19 nursing facilities who have residents that contracted the virus. These facilities house residents who must