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Florida Reports 18 Consecutive Months of Private Sector Job Growth and 12 Consecutive Months of Labor Force Increases

By Katabella Roberts Florida has reported 18 consecutive months of private-sector job growth, the office of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday. The sunshine state continues to make economic progress, with more job growth, labor force increases, and a decline in the unemployment rate, owing in part to its “successful policies that put Floridians and businesses first,” […]

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Florida Legislature Approves Bills Limiting COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

By Isabel Van Brugen Florida Legislature on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation that seeks to protect unvaccinated workers from federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The four bills were approved largely along party lines during a three-day special legislative session convened by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis against federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The bills now head to the Republican governor’s desk […]

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Florida lawmakers to pass more measures to block COVID vaccine mandates

By Asher Notheis, Breaking News Reporter Florida will begin a special legislative session on Monday titled “Keep Florida Free,” in which lawmakers will look to pass bills further preventing businesses and schools from mandating the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Ron DeSantis said the session is looking to pass bills that will affect both private and public employers. The […]

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Texas, Florida Governors Seek to Attract Cargo Ships to Their Ports Amid California Logjams

By GQ Pan Governors of Texas and Florida are urging container ships struggling to get into California ports to reroute to their states, where they say there is capacity to handle all the cargo that needs to be unloaded and transported. In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbot has launched an “Escape California” campaign, suggesting that companies who wish to avoid […]

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Florida Governor DeSantis Announces Lawsuit Against Biden’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Employer Vaccine Mandate

By Katabella Roberts Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Nov. 4 that he is suing the Biden administration over its “unconstitutional” employer vaccine mandate being issued through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). DeSantis said in a statement that the lawsuit against the administration would be filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit as soon […]

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DeSantis offers police $5,000 bonus to relocate to Florida amid vaccine mandates

By Elizabeth Faddis, Breaking News Reporter Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida touted a new effort from the state to recruit law enforcement officers amid job losses over COVID-19 vaccine mandates. DeSantis explained during a segment of Sunday Morning Futures with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo that Florida is planning to offer outside law enforcement officers a bonus to relocate to the state. The proposed offer […]

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Texas Attorney General Leads 10-State Coalition Supporting Florida Ban on Big Tech Censorship

By Katabella Roberts Texas Attorney General Paxton announced on Sept. 20 that he is leading a coalition of 10 states in filing an amicus brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Florida’s law that attempts to regulate censorship on Big Tech social media platforms. Paxton signed on behalf of Texas, joining the states […]

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DeSantis Office: Over Half of Those Seeking Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatment in South Florida Fully Vaccinated

By Jack Phillips A spokesperson for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office said that more than half of those who are seeking monoclonal antibody treatment in the south of Florida are “fully vaccinated” individuals amid supply issues. “More than half the patients getting the monoclonal antibody treatment in south Florida are fully vaccinated,” DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw wrote in […]

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Florida’s Ban on School Mask Mandates Reinstated

By Zachary Stieber Gov. Ron DeSantis’s ban on school mask mandates is back in effect after an appeals court ruled in favor of the governor on Friday. The First District Court of Appeals, a state court, agreed to grant an emergency motion filed by the DeSantis administration late Wednesday. The appeal was filed hours after Circuit Judge John Cooper blocked the school […]