Regal Cinemas set to close all Florida theatres later this week

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 26, 2020: Cineworld Cinema in South Ruislip, London, England closed during the COVID-19 pandemic – 047 South Ruislip, Ruislip HA4, UK By Chaz Bharj Courtesy of cinematreasures.org photo taken by: Chris1982  Location: Regal Westfork Stadium 13 Pembroke Pines, Florida Floridians were dealt a big blow early Monday morning after receiving news

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

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

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

DeSantis Selects Central Florida Judge as Nominee for Supreme Court Justice

Judge Jamie R. Grosshans, Ninth Circuit. Photo: www.theledger.com Governor Ron DeSantis named Judge Jamie R. Grosshans from Winter Garden of the Daytona Beach-based 5th District Court of Appeal to the state high court on Monday, September 14. DeSantis made his selection at 5 p.m., the same time as a court-ordered deadline imposed by the Florida

Judge Renatha Francis No Longer Eligible to Be New Supreme Court Justice

Gonznumber16 | WikiCommons The Supreme Court of Florida has ordered DeSantis to pick someone else to be Supreme Court Justice. Palm Beach circuit judge Rentha Francis has been deemed not eligible by the Florida Supreme Court. The unanimous ruling said because the state constitution requires 10-year membership in the Florida Bar to be named to

DeSantis Says Miami-Dade, Broward County Ready to Move into Phase 2 on Monday

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 During a press conference on Friday, September 11, alongside Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto

Unemployed Floridians Have Been Approved to Receive an Extra $300 Payment

Image by benscripps from Pixabay  Floridians eligible for the additional $300 weekly benefits under the federal “lost wages” program should expect their money to arrive this week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday. The state has been authorized for three weeks of benefits, but more weeks could become available, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity

Trump Extends OffShore Drilling Ban in Florida

Seascape with extraction platform. Photo and Caption: Jesus Keller/Shutterstock.com President Trump has just extended a drilling ban for the Gulf of Mexico for 10 years. The announcement was made on Tuesday, September 8 at a campaign stop in Jupiter after speaking on the environment at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. The memorandum the President signed