Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody sued the Biden administration over its attempts to undercut Florida’s nation-leading higher education reforms. Throughout Governor DeSantis’ time in office, Florida has ranked number one in the nation for higher education, yet the U.S. Department of Education has unconstitutionally collaborated with accreditationContinue Reading

On Thursday, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida announced the successful extraditions of Akinola Taylor of the United Kingdom, Olayemi Adafin of the United Kingdom, Olakunle Oyebanjo of the United Kingdom, and Kazeem Olanrewaju Runsewe of Sweden. These individuals have been charged in the Middle DistrictContinue Reading

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reports the confirmation of a case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a road-killed 4.5-year-old female white-tailed deer in Holmes County. This is the first known case of CWD in Florida, a contagious disease of the brain and central nervous system thatContinue Reading

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Tampa have both been awarded on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Three data sources were used for the evaluation: Nationwide online survey: Health care professionals and hospitalContinue Reading

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70-year-old Jorge Mojocoa of Fort McCoy, Florida was sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual conduct. A federal jury had found Mojocoa guilty on March 1, 2023. According to evidence presented at trial, on March 30, 2022,Continue Reading

Today, the Florida Chamber of Commerce unveiled its 2023 How They Voted. A comprehensive review of what passed this legislative session, what didn’t, and what remains unfinished business, How They Voted reveals the Florida Chamber’s 2023 Legislative Report Card, showcasing grades earned by all 159 legislators in the Florida House and Senate based onContinue Reading

HCA Florida Healthcare, the state’s leading network of hospitals and healthcare facilities, today announced Jyric Sims as president of its HCA Healthcare West Florida Division, effective today. The health system’s West Florida Division includes 16 acute care hospitals providing a full range of services in the western portion of theContinue Reading

Hurricane season has begun, and the Florida Department of Health (Department) is joining the Florida Division of Emergency Management in encouraging all residents and visitors to prepare for severe weather emergencies. Determine any risks to your home, property, or business, and update your emergency plans and supplies before Florida isContinue Reading

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 478 to convert the Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program into a permanent program available to school districts across the state. The Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Program provides assistance to school districts in implementing comprehensive music education programsContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported one case of locally acquired malaria this week in Sarasota County. The Plasmodium species was Plasmodium vivax. The DOH says the individual spent extensive time outdoors. The patient was promptly treated at a hospital and has recovered. DOH is working closely with local partnersContinue Reading

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On May 19, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida has the lowest unemployment rate among the top 10 largest states in the nation at 2.6 percent, as Floridians see continued economic stability spurred on in part by the thriving tourism industry. Between January and March of 2023, Florida saw aContinue Reading

U.S. Term Limits commends Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for signing the bill that enforces eight-year term limits for school board members. U.S. Term Limits (USTL) began advocating for term limits for school boards in 2017.  Efforts have included participation in town hall meetings, the Florida State Supreme Court, the ConstitutionContinue Reading