Florida’s citrus forecast predicts lowest yield since WWII

Mass of ripe citrus fruits oranges in metal container and working conveyor — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Tanya Kalian Florida’s dwindling citrus industry continues to see a major decrease in crops for the current growing season, with the harvest on track for the lowest yield since World War II. With the latest troubling prediction attributed to

DeSantis says Florida should allow businesses to pay tax in crypto

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Hunter Crenian Governor Ron DeSantis said the state of Florida is working on a plan to let businesses pay tax in cryptocurrency. “I’ve told the state agencies to figure out ways, where if a business wants to pay tax in cryptocurrency to Florida, we should be willing

Controversial abortion bill heads to Florida Senate

Abortion Rights Protest — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bob Korn A bill that would subsequently ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is set to take another step forward on Monday, February 21. The agenda for Florida’s Senate Appropriations Committee includes the “Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality” bill. The legislation being proposed revises the requirements and

Seminole Tribe launches Hard Rock Sportsbook gambling app

Hard Rock Sportsbook App — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Felix Mizioznikov TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Sports betting is officially live in Florida. The Seminole Tribe introduced a new era of gambling on Monday, discreetly launching a new sportsbook app that allows Floridians to place bets on sports. Sports betting officially became legal in October under a

Florida misses deadline to receive $2.3 billion in federal aid

U.S. Department of Education – Federal Aid – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Evgenia Parajanian Several Florida school districts are not happy and speaking up. According to a letter sent to the state Monday, Florida is the last state to submit its plans to the U.S. Department of Education that is required before more than

President Biden set to visit Surfside building collapse scene later this week

Joe Biden – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Crush Rush Earlier today, the White House announced President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be visiting the rubble site of the fallen Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Fla., on Thursday. Almost a week has passed since the unfortunate tragedy in Surfside, where search-and-rescue

Florida’s Gov. DeSantis signs bill requiring all state schools to observe ‘moment of silence’ before start of class

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by smolaw Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed and approved a new bill that will require all public schools in the state to observe a “moment of silence” in the classroom at the start of the day. The bill, which has received disapproval and praise from both aisles, will

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest bill signing bans transgender females from competing in girls’ sports on first day of Pride Month

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Hunter Crenian On Tuesday, June 1, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis signed a recently passed bill into law that prohibits transgender females from participating in public school sports that are intended for biologically born females, further affirming the state’s tilt in favor of largely Republican political

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announces bid to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022 Gubernatorial election

Nikki Fried speaks during 2019 campaign rally – Courtesy: Lynne Sladky/AP Tuesday afternoon, Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) announced her candidacy for the 2022 Florida gubernatorial election, a direct challenge against Republican incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis. Fried announced via Twitter that “It’s time to break the rigged, corrupt system in Florida with #SomethingNew.” The

Gov. DeSantis suspends all local COVID-19 emergency orders across Florida – Effective July 1

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 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has yet again exercised his executive powers by putting an end to all local