Florida’s working-class households face difficulties. Are state officials doing enough?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by YES Market Media A recent United Way research reveals that over half of Florida households are working but still find it difficult to make ends meet. The report highlights the mounting financial pressures on Floridians. In 2022, the study’s focus year, 4 million of the

The Supreme Court continues to halt efforts to control social media platforms in Texas and Florida

United States Supreme Court building — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Steve Heap WASHINGTON (AP) – The Texas and Florida attempts to restrict how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube, and other social media companies control content uploaded by their users were halted on Monday by the Supreme Court. In response to the firms’ trade groups’ challenges, the justices

Florida sports betting case is not taken up by the US Supreme Court

Sports Betting – Aerial View on New Hard Rock Casino – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by YES Market Media Since the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a challenge to the tribe’s negotiated gambling arrangement with the state, online sports betting in Florida is here to stay for the time being, and it

Registration for the Florida Python Challenge opens

Burmese Python. Photo: Vince Adam/Shutterstock.com On Thursday, the Florida Python Challenge 2024 officially opened for registration. From August 9–18, the yearly competition helps eradicate non-native, invasive Burmese pythons from seven lands controlled by the Commission in South Florida. It is available to both experts and beginners. $10,000 will be awarded to the most pythons removed.

Florida Map Shows High School Dropout Rate by Area

High school in Melbourne, FL — Jesse Kunerth – Courtesy: Shutterstock The Florida counties that have the greatest rate of high school dropouts is depicted on a map. Newsweek determined which of Florida’s 67 counties had the greatest rate of dropouts by analyzing the most recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, which tracked the

Biden accuses Trump and denounces Florida’s 6-week abortion ban

Abortion Protests – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rena Schild President Biden denounced the six-week abortion ban in Florida on Tuesday, blaming former President Trump for the law’s impending implementation. During a short campaign stop in Tampa, Biden attacked the presumed Republican nominee for selecting the justices who eventually struck down Roe v. Wade, which

DeSantis changes Florida book challenge law after liberal activist fought for removal of Bible

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Hunter Crenian Republicans and Governor Ron DeSantis were forcibly and again warned by Democrats two years ago that a new law that would make it easier to challenge school texts was so broadly written that it would cause chaos throughout the state. They can now claim to

The inflation crisis in Florida is getting out of hand

Man viewing receipts in supermarket and tracking prices during inflation – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Denys Kurbatov The consumer price index (CPI) increased unexpectedly by 3.5 percent in March compared to the same month last year, shattering expectations that the Federal Reserve would lower interest rates any time soon. This suggests that inflation may

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida passes legislation prohibiting minors under the age of 14 from using social media

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Hunter Crenian On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that forbids minors under the age of 14 from using social media within the state. Before using a platform, children under the age of 14 or 15 must get their parent’s approval. Additionally, the HB3 bill

Florida students warned ahead of ‘Senior Skip Day’

Spring break crowd around a yellow lifeguard tower on South Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Angela N Perryman A fresh alert was sent out to Florida students on Wednesday in advance of “Senior Skip Day.” On Thursday, March 21, the Miami Beach Police Department released a video on X, the previous Twitter platform,