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

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

After inmate populations in Florida prisons plummeted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of prisoners is expected to increase 7.1 percent during this fiscal year, state analysts projected in a report posted online Wednesday.  Read more