Nikki Fried Urges Ron DeSantis to Issue Stay-at-Home Order in the Face of Coronavirus

At the end of last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to implement a statewide “stay-at-home” order in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

Ron DeSantis Touts Florida’s First Statewide Flooding Resilience Plan

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis launched Florida’s first Statewide Flooding Resilience Plan. DeSantis paired up with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Shawn Hamilton...
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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Looks Back at 2021 Accomplishments

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) closed out what it called another milestone year with several accomplishments that further the agency’s mission of...

Ashley Moody Announces Second Round of Refunds for Floridians Victimized by Debt Relief Schemes

More than 1,200 Floridians will be receiving a second round of checks totaling nearly $340,000 in the coming weeks due to judgments the Florida...

Marco Rubio, Amy Klobuchar Introduce Domain Reform for Unlawful Drug Sellers Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out the “Domain Reform for Unlawful Drug Sellers (DRUGS) Act” with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,...

Casey DeSantis: Florida Needs to Find Solution to Growing Problem of Youth Suicide

On Monday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, warned about the rising number of youth suicides in the Sunshine State.

Ashley Moody Warns About Robotexts Which Are Now More Prevalent than Robocalls

This week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a Consumer Alert warning Floridians of the rise in robotexts. Robotexts have existed for a while, but...
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Orlando Getting DHS Funds to Help Boost Security

Orlando will be getting $3.5 from DHS through its Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). After being left out of the program, Orlando has been getting UASI funds since 2018.

Ashley Moody Takes Action Against Two Florida Vaping Companies Marketing to Minors

In October, Moody launched an investigation into 21 companies selling vaping products in Florida and using marketing tactics that appear to target minors.

Federal Government, Ron DeSantis Launch Four COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Across Florida

Each site will administer 2,000 vaccines per day. Additionally, each site will have two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas. Through this hub and spoke model each group of one primary site and two satellite sites will offer 3,000 vaccinations per day.

EPA: Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Site in Jacksonville Removed From Superfund List

“EPA has determined that the required cleanup is complete and no further remediation is necessary to protect human health and the environment. This site was one of the 27 Superfund sites fully or partially deleted in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. During the first term of the Trump administration, EPA has deleted all or part of 82 sites from the NPL matching the site year total over two terms of the previous administration,” the EPA noted.

Ileana Garcia, Adam Botana Team Up on Boating Safety Act in Tallahassee

This week, state Sen. Ileana Garcia, R-Miami, and state Rep. Adam Botana, R-Bonita Springs, showcased their proposed “Boating Safety Act.” Garcia, who presented it to...