Latest Florida state government News

Presumptive case of monkeypox probed in South Florida

May. 22, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A “presumptive" case of monkeypox is being investigated in South Florida, state health officials said Sunday. Health officials in Broward County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the case which appears to be related...

Florida suspends abortion clinic after hospitalizations

May. 22, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An abortion clinic that serves women from all over the U.S. South had its license suspended this weekend under an emergency order from Florida health officials after two women who had undergone procedures at the clinic were hospitalized this year. The state...

Florida bills limit roof refusal by insurers, add new fund

May. 21, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Legislation proposed by Florida lawmakers for an upcoming special session to reform the state's property insurance market would create a $2 billion reinsurance fund and prohibit insurers from automatically denying coverage to homeowners' with older roofs. Four...

Florida appeals court reinstates DeSantis congressional map

May. 20, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A new congressional map drawn by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' staff that could diminish the state's Black representation in Washington was reinstated by an appeals court Friday, a week after a lower court judge said the map was unconstitutional. ...

Florida lawmakers to meet for session on property insurance

May. 20, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers return to the Capitol next week for a special legislative session aimed at addressing problems in the state’s turbulent property insurance market, a persistent and multifaceted crisis in a region vulnerable to damaging hurricanes. It is...

Florida appeals court reinstates Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' chosen congressional redistricting map

May. 20, 2022 14:04 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appeals court reinstates Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' chosen congressional redistricting map.

Gay student says school stopping run for student leadership

May. 18, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now stopping him from running for senior class president. Because of the disciplinary...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers must fix housing crisis in special session Palm Beach County and many parts of Florida have become too expensive to live. It shouldn’t take skyrocketing housing and insurance costs to convince state leaders to get...

Ban on protests in front of homes signed by Gov. DeSantis

May. 16, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Anyone who protests in front of a private residence in Florida can face jail time and fines under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Monday. The legislation makes it a second-degree misdemeanor to protest in a manner that is aimed at intentionally...

Judge blocks DeSantis' redistricting plan; state appeals

May. 13, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge’s ruling that a new congressional map drawn by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ staff is unconstitutional has been appealed by the state. Thursday's notice of appeal came hours after Circuit Judge Layne Smith issued an injunction to prevent...