TALLAHASSEE --- By June 2022, more than 5 million Florida residents are expected to be enrolled in Medicaid --- the state and federal health program that serves as a safety net for low-income people, according to new estimates by state economists. Read more
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday joined U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and other Republican members of Congress to urge the White House to take more-immediate action to help people trying to stand up against the Cuban regime. Read more
With the proposal saying dogs are an “integral part of many law enforcement efforts statewide,” a Republican lawmaker wants to create a program to pay for the veterinary care of retired police dogs.
TALLAHASSEE --- Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried plans to have her department release daily reports on COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations because the Florida Department of Health --- under her political foe, Gov. Ron DeSantis --- has switched to providing such information once a week. Read more
The University of North Florida’s president will step down next month and transition to leading a “university-based medical and health care nexus” he established at the school. David Szymanski, who was hired by the Jacksonville university in 2018, announced Thursday that he will leave the pr… Read more
As Floridians faced the COVID-19 pandemic during the past year, they set another record in lottery sales, according to the state gaming agency. The Florida Lottery had an estimated $9.07 billion in sales during the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which ended June 30, with more than $2.2 billion of th… Read more