The Florida Department of Health reported three additional coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 fatalities today with deaths being reported in St. Johns, Pinellas and Lee counties. This brings the total deaths to 20 to date. Officials are reporting 1,467 total COVID-19 cases–1,379 in Florida residents and 88 cases in non-Florida residents.Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group (EPG) Monday voted to move forward with plans to stand up a large-scale, COVID-19 coronavirus testing collection site at Raymond James Stadium. The site may open Wednesday if – and only if – the County has received from state government the necessary face masks,Continue Reading

Florida state health officials reported more than 150 additional coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 cases this morning reporting a new total of 1171 cases– 1096 confirmed cases in Florida residents and 75 cases in Non-Florida residents. The COVID-19 death toll has risen to 14. Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Hillsborough countiesContinue Reading

Additional Resources Are Being Deployed to Broward County and High-Impact Areas Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that at the Governor’s direction, FDEM Director Jared Moskowitz is ordering additional supplies and personal protective equipment in an effort to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19 in theContinue Reading

Case counts The Florida Department of Health announced one additional positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Thursday. The individual is a 42-year old male in Miami-Dade County. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case andContinue Reading

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health has announced eight new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida, including three in the Tampa Bay area: A 68-year old male in Nassau County has been identified as positive. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until clearedContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has remained in constant communication with State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, public health officials at the local, state and federal levels and executive agency leaders. On March 1, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-51 which directed Surgeon General Rivkees to declareContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the unveiling of the “Salute Our Soldiers” Military Loan Program (SOS) that will be offered to veterans and active duty military personnel throughout the state. The announcement was made following a roundtable to discuss ongoing issues and initiatives that involve Florida’s military and veteran population.Continue Reading

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to a remarkable, record low of 3.0 percent in December 2019.  Additionally, the labor force continued to increase with 220,000 Floridians entering the workforce over the year. Closer to home, the Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in December, downContinue Reading

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), has just released its ratings of the 2019 meeting of the Florida Legislature. The Florida Legislature’s overall conservative score was 66.34%, far outperforming neighboring Georgia (50.97%) and once again in contention for ACUF’s rankings of the most conservativeContinue Reading

Today, the Florida Supreme Court issued a non-binding advisory opinion stating that the phrase “all terms of sentence” in Amendment 4 encompasses financial obligations, such as fines, fees and restitution as a requirement for the restoration of voting rights for otherwise eligible citizens with felony convictions. The Florida Supreme CourtContinue Reading

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced two appointments to Hillsborough County Court– James Moody III and Michael Bagge-Hernandez. In addition, the Governor appointed one to the 20th Circuit Court covering Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee County and two appointments to the Palm Beach County Court. Hillsborough County Court James Moody IIIContinue Reading

On Friday, speaking from Sarasota, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 107: Wireless Communications While Driving. The law authorizes the enforcement of texting while driving as a primary offense. Additionally, the bill specifies that a person may not use a handheld wireless communications device while driving in a designated sensitive areaContinue Reading

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its 48th Edition of its annual Ratings of Congress. The guide ranks members of Congress based upon their commitment to conservative principles as demonstrated by their voting records in the 2018 session of Congress. These Ratings of Congress—and our Ratings of all 50Continue Reading