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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 […]

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Florida to Start Fining Businesses $5,000 for Violations of Vaccine Passport Ban

By Tom Ozimek The Florida Department of Health has issued a notice indicating it will start issuing $5,000 fines to businesses, schools, and government agencies that require Floridians to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The health department rule, which goes into effect on Sept. 16, details the penalties that businesses and other entities, including nonprofits, face for violating section 381.00316 […]

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Florida Has Recovered Over 960,000 of 1.3 Million Jobs Lost in Pandemic

By Tom Ozimek Florida has now recovered over 960,000 of the around 1.3 million jobs lost at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to state authorities. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) said in a recent release that the state has recovered 964,400 jobs of those lost when the pandemic struck last spring, which threw the economy into […]

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The Era of ‘Zuckbucks’ in Florida Election Administration Ends

By Matthew Vadum The last of three Florida counties that took grant monies from a left-wing activist group funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to help administer the 2020 elections has returned the remaining funds to the group after a new state law banned such grants, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, […]

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CDC Updates Florida COVID-19 Numbers After State Health Department’s Dispute

By Jack Phillips The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed it will adjust Florida’s COVID-19 case numbers after the state’s department of health said the agency rolled several days’ worth of cases into one day. A spokesperson for the CDC told Fox News that it’ll correct the information and work with the Florida Department of Health. […]

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‘Can’t Let a Human Being Walk Around With No Shoes’: Florida Deputies Help Man in Need

By Louise Bevan After responding to a call about a person loitering behind a gas station, Florida sheriff’s deputies saw there was more to the story: the man had no shoes, and he was hungry. Thus the kindhearted officers went above and beyond their call of duty to offer a solution. In the bodycam footage shot in the Trinity area […]

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Florida Judge Blocks Biden’s Debt Relief Program for Non-White Farmers

By Jack Phillips A federal judge in Florida temporarily halted the White House’s $4 billion debt relief program that targeted farmers on the basis of race, saying Wednesday that it was discriminatory. U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard ruled in favor of Florida-based farmer Scott Wynn, who is white, and who filed a lawsuit to block the program in […]

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New Law Requires Florida Students to Be Taught About ‘The Evils of Communism’

By Mimi Nguyen Ly High school students in Florida will be required to learn about “the evils of communism” under one of three bills Gov. Ron DeSantis signed on Tuesday. DeSantis signed the bills at a news conference at Three Oaks Middle School in Fort Myers. Two of the bills—HB 5 and SB 1108—focus on civics education, and the third—HB […]

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Florida’s ‘Cavalry’ Helps Secure the Border: ‘You’ve Got a Storm and We’re Coming to Help You’

By Patricia Tolson At a June 16 press conference, Florida’s Ron DeSantis became the first governor to answer the plea for help from fellow Republican governors—Doug Ducey of Arizona and Greg Abbott of Texas—by authorizing the deployment of law enforcement resources to help secure the border. “It’s undeniable that the border crisis is out of control,” Christina Pushaw, […]

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DeSantis: People Moving to Florida ‘Overwhelmingly’ Registering as Republicans, Including Democrats

By Jack Phillips Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that people moving to Florida from other states are “overwhelmingly” registering as Republicans, and that includes Democrats who fled their states due to COVID-19 restrictions. “The media at the beginning of this said Florida’s bad and I think it’s because they want to damage [former President Donald] Trump […]