Florida is suing the Biden Administration in federal district court to overturn the unlawful “Conditional Sailing Order” enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “We must allow our cruise liners and their employees to get back to work and safely set sail again,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.Continue Reading

On Sunday, the iconic new magazine, 60 Minutes, attempted one of the biggest smears in media history regarding Florida’s COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution efforts. The Washington Post sums it up this way: According to “60 Minutes,” critics alleged that DeSantis engaged in “pay-to-play” with his vaccine rollout, favoring theContinue Reading

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance Friday for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fullyContinue Reading

Jeanie Seaver of Tarpon Springs, Fla., recently won the 2020-2021 Women’s U.S. Amateur Pool Championship.  Seaver bested a field of the top amateur poolplayers from across the United States to win the sport’s most prestigious amateur women’s title. The U.S. Amateur Championship was produced and conducted by the American PoolplayersContinue Reading

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced issuing Executive Order (Number 21-81) “Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Passports” in a tweet Friday: Today I issued an executive order prohibiting the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports. The Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing themContinue Reading

Lakeland based supermarket chain, Publix, announced Thursday that the Publix Pharmacy administered its 1 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. More than 140,000 additional doses have been administered at Publix locations in Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia. “When Publix was approached to assist in administering these life-saving vaccines, weContinue Reading

Several Florida healthcare professionals Thursday released the following statements, applauding Governor Ron DeSantis for leading the charge and the Florida Legislature for the Senate’s passage of SB 72 by Sen. Jeff Brandes, legislation to help guard against meritless lawsuits involving Covid-19 claims: Steve Bahmer, President and CEO of LeadingAge Florida:Continue Reading

Marlena's Bistro and Pizzeria

The owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, Michigan was arrested this morning for willfully violating the state’s food laws and public health orders, according to State Attorney General Dana Nessel. Marlena Pavlos-Hackney was taken into custody by the  Michigan State Police (MSP) today at 5:45 a.m. on an outstanding Ingham CountyContinue Reading

According to a new study from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank, despite claims to the contrary, minimum wage increases do little to lower poverty rates and can actually hurt low-income workers. “As an anti-poverty tool, minimum wage hikes are largely ineffective and can actually hurtContinue Reading

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Napa, California man, Benjamin Tucker Patz pleaded guilty to transmitting threats in interstate or foreign commerce. According to the plea agreement, on July 20, 2019, the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team lost a home game to the ChicagoContinue Reading

Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar introduced the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act on Thursday. The bill would institute a nationwide cancellation of rents and home mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the bill would constitute a full payment forgiveness, with no accumulation of debt for rentersContinue Reading

Earlier this week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul reintroduced the Support Children Having Open Opportunities for Learning (SCHOOL) Act to provide parents and students with much-needed flexibility and options regarding K-12 education. “I’ve led the effort to reopen our schools from the very beginning, and as we continue our push, it’sContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of 38-year-old Christina Siddell of Lake Wales. Siddell, a school bus attendant at Alturas Elementary School, was arrested for burglary with assault, according to the PCSO. According to the affidavit, Siddell met her former boyfriend and his new girlfriend at theContinue Reading