News from Around Florida

Universal Studios Orlando Reports Most Profitable Quarter in History, Disney Returns to Profitability During Comcast's conference call on third-quarter 2021 results earlier this week, executives reported that...

AAA Urges Floridians to Make Early Travel Bookings for the Holiday Season

Floridians have begun making their travel plans for the holiday season. According to a AAA Travel survey released last week, almost half (48 percent)...

News from Around Florida

Volusia County Woman Accidentally Receives $3.4 Million from COVID Economic Revitalization Grant Amy Williams of Holly Hill claims she received a $3.4 million economic revitalization...

Allison Tant Calls for Drivers to Sign Up for New Florida State Parks Specialty...

Earlier this year, state Rep. Allison Tant, D-Tallahassee, introduced a bill to new specialty license plates including the Florida State Parks Specialty License Plate. Having...

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Nassau County Sheriff Office Deputy’s Organs Donated to Five People, Including Baby The Nassau County Sheriff's Office announced that fallen Deputy Joshua Moyers donated organs to five...

Florida TaxWatch Looks at How Pandemic Impacted Leisure and Hospitality in the Sunshine State

On Monday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Beyond the Pandemic: Long-Term Changes and Challenges for Leisure and Hospitality in Florida,” the fifth installment in the...

Al Lawson: Expect Longer Waits for Passport Applications, Renewals

As a result of the global pandemic, all passport agencies closed for a time to implement safety precautions for their staff. Lawson said his office has received an influx of calls and emails from constituents who are distressed that passport delays are disrupting their travel plans.

AAA Expects 2.6 Million Floridians to Hit the Road for Independence Day

More than 47.7 million Americans will take at least one domestic trip this Independence Day (July 1–5). This represents an increase of nearly 40% from last year, yet just 2.5 percent fewer than the 2019 holiday weekend.
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Florida’s Senators Resume the Push to Let Canadians Stay Longer in the U.S.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., first brought out the “Canadian Snowbirds Act” back in September 2019 with U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., R-Fla., cosponsoring it. The bill would add two extra months to the 182 days that retired Canadians who are 50 and older can stay in the United States each year.
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Rick Scott Doesn’t Want TSA Demanding Vaccine Passports for Air Travel

Scott brought out the “Freedom to Fly Act” last week and highlighted it this week. 
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Florida Can Expect Travel and Tourism to Pick Up Over Memorial Day Weekend

AAA released a study on Tuesday showing that more than 37 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles over Memorial Day, a 60 percent increase from last year and a sign that more and more people are putting the pandemic in the rearview mirror. 

Florida’s Senators Back Maria Elvira Salazar’s, Dan Sullivan’s Bill Ending No Sail Orders on...

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, introduced the proposal in the U.S. Senate while Salazar will be the sponsor in the U.S. House.