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

Florida Severs Ties with Quest Diagnostics Due to Coronavirus Testing Failures

Interior view of Quest Diagnostics in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on August 6, 2020. Photo and Caption: Kit Leong/Shutterstock.com The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and Division of Emergency Management announced Tuesday, September 1, that they were cutting all ties with Quest Diagnostics.  Quest failed to report tens of thousands of results, some even stemming

Florida Teachers Union Sues to Stop Reopening Schools in the Fall

Image by Holly Dornak from Pixabay  The Florida Education Association (FEA) has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis, suing to delay the reopening of schools and to not allow in-person classroom teaching in the fall. The state issued an emergency order on July 6 to reopen public schools for

The Future of Florida’s Property Taxes and Property Values

Construction cranes on large buildings being erected in downtown Tampa Channelside district, seen in aerial panoramic views, March 20, 2020. Photo and Caption: TetKabrit/Shutterstock.com As the state economy tries to bounce back from closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Floridians are worried about how the housing market will be affected in 2020 going into

Miami’s Beaches Are Now Open

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  It’s official: beaches in Miami, Florida will be allowed to open today (June 10). For three months, beaches in Miami have remained closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Most counties in Florida have opened beaches, but many still have restrictions, so not all beaches

Most of Florida to Reopen Under Phase 2 on June 5

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Phase 2 of Florida’s economic re-opening while speaking at a press conference Wednesday, June 3, at Universal CityWalk in Orlando. Screenshot via Ron DeSantis/Facebook Governor Ron DeSantis said Wednesday, June 3 that 64 of Florida’s 67 counties can re-open bars and movie theaters on Friday, June 5 while retail stores

Florida Holds Its Breath as It Reopens Its Bars, Gyms and Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

People use the treadmills and other equipment at Optimum Gym in Tampa on Monday, May 18, the first day it was back open for members. Caption and Photo: www.cnn.com Local bars and diners in Miami-Dade and Broward County threw open its doors to residents and tourists itching to get back to normal on Monday, May

Florida Inmates Test Positive for Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

A prison officer leading a prisoner in handcuffs. Photo: LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com In Miami-Dade alone, nearly 500 jail inmates have tested positive for the virus so far. This accounts for 41% of inmates tested in Miami jails. Approximately 481 inmates of 1,166 inmates have tested positive, according to a memo released by Miami-Dade’s corrections department on

School Safety Review Finds One-Third Of Incidents At Florida Schools Reported To Law Enforcement

The Florida Department of Education has released the latest data from the School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting System, which found one-third of incidents at schools across the state were reported to law enforcement.

FWC Encouraging Homeowners To Kill Invasive Green Iguanas ‘Whenever Possible’

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reaching out to homeowners across the Sunshine State to help them in the culling of invasive green iguanas.