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Florida Settles Lawsuit, Must Provide Denied COVID Data on Deaths, Vaccines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will have to provide COVID-19 data to the public again after a former Democratic state representative settled a lawsuit with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis` administration over the decision two years ago to stop posting information …

Senator Says DeSantis’ Veto of Flood, Other Projects is Political Retaliation

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed flood-control and other measures in central and west Florida and at least one Republican claims that it was retaliation for his support for the governor’s rival in the 2024 presidential race. State Sen. Joe …

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill Seeking to Stabilize Insurance Market

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping property insurance bill on Friday. How much and when it will work to stabilize the stormy market are among the questions being asked. One of the key goals of the legislation is to …

Florida ‘Anti-Riot’ Law Challenged in Court Hearing

A new Florida law designed to deter violent public demonstrations is instead unconstitutionally chilling free speech and legitimate rights to protest, a federal judge was told Monday. Attorneys for several organizations challenging the law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis …

Florida Appeals Ruling Allowing Norwegian Cruise Line to Demand Vaccine Documentation

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Monday the state will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that allowed Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd to require Miami passengers show documented proof they are vaccinated against COVID-19, which he has called discriminatory. In …

Norwegian Cruise Line Goes to Court to Block Florida’s Vaccine Passport Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line heads to federal court on Friday in a battle that pits the company’s plan for returning to the seas against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s vow to oppose COVID-19 “vaccine passports.” The court battle comes as big business …

Florida Governor Cites ‘Unintended Consequences’ in Veto of Auto Insurance Bill

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vetoed a measure intended to replace auto insurance personal injury protection (PIP) coverage with bodily injury coverage limits and a requirement that insurers offer medical payments coverage. In a letter time-stamped at 9:12 pm last …

Florida Legislature Sends No-Fault Auto Insurance Repeal Bill to Governor

The Florida legislature has sent an auto insurance measure (Senate Bill 54) to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who must now decide whether to sign or veto the legislation, which would repeal the state’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance system. The bill …

Newly-Enacted Florida Property Insurance Reform Bill Said to Be Already Working

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday officially signed into law reform legislation on property insurance and roofing contractor practices, a measure some say is having a positive impact even before it goes into effect. DeSantis signed the measure during a …

Biden Backs States Against Manufacturers Over Prescription Drug Imports From Canada

The Biden administration is urging a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that could stand in the way of states like Florida in allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada. In a legal brief filed Friday, the White House …