2020: Florida’s year in review—Stories that made this year memorable

Happy New Year 2021 text on the beach. Abstract background photo of coming New Year 2021 and leaving the year of 2020 Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maps Expert As the world begins to turn the page on 2020 and look forward to a new year in 2021, we at Florida Insider decided to compile

President Trump becomes the first POTUS to cast in-person vote in Florida

Courtesy:  Evan El-Amin– Shutterstock- WILKES-BARRE, PA – AUGUST 2, 2018: President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena. On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump became the first sitting president in history to cast a vote in the Sunshine State. After staying

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

Florida voter registration deadline for 2020 elections is here

Four women of various demographics, young blonde woman in front, filling in ballots and casting votes in booths at polling station, US flag on wall at back. Focus on booth signage– By vesperstock *In a press conference held in Tuesday afternoon in The Villages, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that due to an online system

Florida’s Idled Cruise Industry Can Set Sail Again on November 1

Photo: Ed Judkins / Pixabay The cruise industry has been fine-tuning a public health proposal to resume sailing. Florida’s idled $8-billion-a-year cruise industry can set sail again November 1 under a plan endorsed by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. President Donald Trump’s administration blocked the CDC’s pending order to keep cruise ships docked until

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

Billion-Dollar Reservoir for Florida Everglades Thanks to Federal Contract

Image by emisoo2 from Pixabay  A federal bill worth $1.6B gives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority to begin planned water development projects, including a reservoir for the Everglades. The 10,100-acre, $1.6 billion Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project would begin as planned under a bill adopted by the U.S. House. The Water Resources

Republican National Convention to Return to North Carolina after Trump Cancels in Jacksonville

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Image by David Mark from Pixabay  It was just six weeks ago that Trump decided against holding the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte after clashing with Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper over what the president then deemed to be overly strict demands related to coronavirus. Trump and the Republican

Trump Administration Revokes Rule Requiring Foreign Students to Take In-Person Classes

Students walk to classes on the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com International students can breathe a sigh of relief… for now. The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the

2nd Presidential Debate To Be Held in Florida

Joe Biden Image by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Flickr; Donald Trump Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The second presidential debate is tentatively set to be held on Thursday, October 15th. The debate is scheduled to be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Downtown Miami. The debate