Gov. DeSantis challenges Florida lawmakers to eliminate Disney's special statusDisney appears in crosshairs of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he challenged lawmakers on Tuesday to eliminate the special status that allows the entertainment company to operate as an independent government around its Orlando-area theme park.
The magic is fading at Disney as political and pandemic issues mountDisney investors head elsewhere as pandemic and political issues accumulate, though Disney has yet to see as much a decline as Netflix.
Florida Gov. DeSantis signs controversial 15-week abortion ban into lawThe bill, which goes into effect July 1, does allow exemptions in cases where a pregnancy is "serious risk" to the mother or a fatal fetal abnormality is detected if two physicians confirm the diagnosis in writing.
Governor DeSantis Signs "Don't Say Gay" BillOn Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the highly controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill into law.
Governor DeSantis Puts $12 Million Towards First Responder Mental HealthOfficials say the money will expand mental health resources and peer support for first responders in the state.
Governor DeSantis Promises To Fight Federal Vaccine Mandates“No firefighter, no nurse, nobody should be losing their jobs because of these jabs," said Governor DeSantis.
Florida Governor Signs New Bill Requiring K-12 Public Schools To Hold Moment Of Silence Each DayAll K-12 public schools in Florida will hold a moment of silence at the start of the day starting next school year, according to a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
State and Federal Government At Stand-Still Over Vaccine PassportsOn Thursday, the governor’s office released a statement saying a mediator declared an impasse between the state and federal government.
Governor DeSantis' New State Budget Impacts Tampa Bay OrganizationsGovernor DeSantis signed the state’s 2021 fiscal budget on Wednesday, totaling $101.5 billion.
Governor DeSantis Signs Controversial Anti-Riot Bill Into LawThe law, HB-1, is one of the strictest in the country when it comes to regulating riots.
Pasco, First FL County To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines Via WalgreensGovernor DeSantis held a press conference Wednesday addressing updates on COVID-19 vaccinations in Pasco County. Thousands of shots are now going into the arms of Floridians as distribution efforts enter the next phase across the state.
Hillsborough County Public Schools Considers Delaying Start Date By 2 WeeksUPDATE: CW44 News at 10 received an update from Hillsborough County schools hours after the meeting took place. Superintendent Addison Davis plans to recommend to the school board to delay the start of the 2020 - 2021 school year by two weeks beginning August 24th, 2020.
The Latest In Reopening Florida: Phase 1Governor Ron DeSantis outlined the the first phase in reopening the state.
State Senator Janet Cruz Calls For Increased Funding For Small Business Loan ProgramState Senator Janet Cruz outlines suggested modifications to the current small business loan program to limit business from receiving multiple loans until other applicants have been considered.
Pinellas Co. Commissioners: "It's Time To Move On"In a heated meeting, the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners are moving on in their response to COVID-19 efforts and looking toward the future in helping residents and businesses.