Understanding Florida’s ‘Anti-Riot’ bill—cracking down on protests in the state

Looted storefront business – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by magraphy Yesterday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially signed and approved a new measure that vows to crack down on rioting, property damage, and violence during protests. DeSantis called the new law the “strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement measure in the country.” CS/HB 1 – Combating Public Disorder

Best counties in Florida to buy a new Vacation Home in 2021

Florida Real Estate depiction in the sand – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by StacieStauffSmith Photos In 2020, worlds collided in the financial sphere, and Florida saw a record number of home purchases and sales. While finances became tighter for many across the country due to the pandemic and job loss, others who were able to

FDACS Looking at Reducing Concealed Weapons License Wait Time After Record Application Month

Hand gun laying on a Gun / Firearms License Certificate. Courtesy: Shutterstock-Photo by steved_np3 In 2020, Florida has witnessed a dramatic increase in concealed weapons license (CWL) applications, specifically the months preceding the elections. “October 2020 saw the highest number of CWL applications in Florida history, with 38,349 new CWL applications received in addition to

Florida county backlogged with concealed weapons permit appointments

Man with concealed carry permit application and pistol gun firearm Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by ja-images In June, Florida Insider covered a story about the rise in screenings for background checks for gun purchases in the state. In the week following George Floyd’s death, Florida processed more than twice the number of background checks than it

Florida becomes largest clean-air state in the nation; meets all EPA air-quality standards

Courtesy: EPA meeting at Simmons Park, Ruskin, Fla. Photo by EPA The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday, Oct. 22, that Florida satisfied all six of its air quality standards. Ruskin, Fla., was the site of the news conference that held the announcement. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs

Presidential candidates visit Florida: Again. Proving heavy weight in election

Courtesy: Shutterstock by Matt Smith President Donald Trump will be visiting the famed “I-4 Corridor” on Monday evening in an attempt to rally his Florida support base. Conversely, his opponent, Joe Biden will continue his Florida campaign tour with a visit to Broward County on Tuesday. The visit to Florida will mark the beginning of

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.

Florida Department Of Education Could Call Out Schools Lacking Armed Security Guards

The Florida Department of Education is taking aim at schools without armed security guards after a survey revealed 200 schools are not complying with state law that mandates the safety measure.