The Sunshine State’s sales tax break begins this Friday

Sales Tax – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maha Heang 245789 Florida residents facing the effects of inflation will get a second opportunity to save on “freedom” beginning on Friday. Set near the Fourth of July for the second year in a row, a sales-tax holiday nicknamed “Freedom Week” will provide tax breaks on a

Florida judge will decide whether to block 15-week abortion ban law

Abortion Protest at Supreme Court – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Wild 2 Free The Sunshine State’s new law that prohibits abortions after the 15-week mark is at the center of a hearing on Monday. A judge from Leon County, Florida will decide on granting a temporary injunction, therefore blocking the law from going into

Thanks to new law, local governments now have the right to ban smoking on Florida beaches

No Smoking Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bokeh Blur Background Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Friday authorizing local governments to prohibit smoking on public Florida parks and beaches. Local leaders will now have complete jurisdiction in regulating smoking at beaches. This includes stricter laws on cigarette disposal, the creation of

Florida’s new Purple Alert system will roll out in July

Missing Person Flyer – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by StockMediaSeller The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) will begin using a new alert system in July designed to help authorities locate any missing adults with developmental or mental disabilities. A year since taking effect, the new system will launch on July 1. Similar to other

Red snapper season set to start in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida

Red Snapper School of Fish – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SergeUWPhoto PINELLAS COUNTY, Fl. – It’s time to catch some red snapper. The recreational red snapper season will begin on June 17 in Gulf state and Florida federal waters and stay open through July 31 with 12 days during the fall.  The season will

DeSantis vetoes $35 million for Tampa Bay Rays training facility

Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Fans of the Tampa Bay Rays responded to Fox News about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to deny financing for a new training facility worth $35 million. “We as taxpayers should just worry about bringing lots of… Tampa Bay Rays fans to the

Concerns have been raised regarding Florida’s new condo inspection law

Aerial View of Sunny Isles Beach Condo Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Several weeks after Florida lawmakers enacted a bill requiring existing condominiums to undergo safety assessments to maintain their structural integrity, Central Florida condominium association members had many questions regarding how the new regulations would affect owners. “It all depends on

Lawmakers meet to try and improve Florida’s property insurance market

Property Insurance Market – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alexander Raths The Sunshine State has not seen a major storm in several years, but policyholders across Florida are dealing with a different kind of catastrophe. “We’re spiraling toward a collapse of the private insurance market in Florida, meaning there will be no options for Florida

Florida bill signed banning protests outside of homes

Abortion Protests – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rena Schild Protests outside of homes are now officially banned in the Sunshine State after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law banning such demonstrations. DeSantis, who is both a potential 2024 rival to Donald Trump and a Trump ally, has become a rising star

The Sunshine State approves 10 tax-free holidays for essentials like diapers and gas

Tax-Free Holiday Coming to Florida Gas – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by zedspider A variety of essential items, from gas to diapers, will be tax-free in Florida in the next couple of months thanks to a recently approved bill by Governor Ron DeSantis. According to the governor’s office, House Bill 7071 gives Florida residents 10