Governor Ron DeSantis wins race for another term as Florida’s governor

Ron DeSantis addresses a crowd while President Donald Trump watches at a rally in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jctabb Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, won reelection to a second term on Tuesday in a strong victory over Democratic candidate Charlie Crist, adding to his fast rise as

Trump and DeSantis previewed a GOP presidential primary showdown

Courtesy: Evan El-Amin – Shutterstock – Former President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump previewed a potential presidential primary showdown while holding dueling rallies on Sunday in the Sunshine State as the two men battle

Public universities in Florida have the lowest cost of education in the country

Students walk to classes to pursue their education at the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com Over the last four years, the Florida education system has maintained tuition levels while ensuring Florida’s higher education system is the best in the country.

Florida jobless rate drops to lowest number since 2006

Florida Employment Rates; Person visiting job portal online — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Blueee77 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Sunshine State’s unemployment rate fell to 2.5 percent last month, the lowest rate since October 2006 and the second lowest in the state’s recorded history, officials announced on Friday. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sued over migrant flight records

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Hunter Crenian A Florida nonprofit advocating for open government filed a lawsuit on Monday to compel the DeSantis administration to disclose information about migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. The larger picture: In relation to the two charter flights that transported about 50 Venezuelan refugees to

Over 2 million Florida residents left without power as Hurricane Ian ravages coast

Power outage – Power outages due to Hurricane Ian affect FL residents – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Memory Stockphoto Hurricane Ian hit Florida so hard that its winds were just a few miles per hour short of developing into a Category 5 storm as it made landfall in the Sunshine State on Wednesday. Not

Florida’s first ‘tool time’ sales-tax holiday starts during Labor Day weekend

Tool Time Sales Tax – Leather tool belt with construction tools on wooden board maintenance concept. – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mihalec The Sunshine State’s first “tool time” sales-tax holiday on tools, home repair, and construction items will start during the Labor Day weekend. The seven-day holiday, which was part of a wide-ranging tax

Florida will launch temporary toll rebate program for commuters

View of a tollbooth on the road at the entrance of Sanibel Island in Lee County, Florida. Sunpass holders go through an express lane to pay toll. – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by EQ Roy Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that a six-month highway toll rebate program would start in Florida and be

Democrat Charlie Crist will face Ron DeSantis in race for Florida governor

Charlie Crist speaks to a crowd in St. Petersburg, Fla. after winning the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida – Image Courtesy: Daylina Miller/WUSF The votes are in! According to a race call by the Associated Press, longtime politician and Democrat Charlie Crist has won the primary for Florida’s governor and will face Republican Governor

As Florida navigates new book law, Sarasota declines dictionary donations

Sarasota County Declining Book Donations – Image Shows Library Books in Bookshelves – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maxx-Studio A school district located in southwestern Florida has hit headlines for declining a donation of dictionaries because of a freeze on new books in its classrooms and libraries. That freeze is temporarily in place while officials