DeSantis Shuts Down Restaurant Dining

DeSantis Shuts Down Restaurant Dining

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In a far-reaching move to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order that blocks restaurants statewide from serving food in their dining rooms. The order will allow restaurants to sell food for carry-out and […]

Ten Big Issues from the 2020 Legislative Session

Ten Big Issues from the 2020 Legislative Session

By Jim Turner & Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers finished the 2020 legislative session Thursday by passing a $93.2 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The Republican-dominated Legislature dealt with a wide range of issues during the session and grappled with uncertainty because of the […]

Lawmakers Pass Major Bills on Nurses, Pharmacists

Lawmakers Pass Major Bills on Nurses, Pharmacists

By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the Florida Legislature on Wednesday passed bills that expand the roles that advanced nurses and pharmacists play in the state’s health-care system, including allowing pharmacists to test and treat patients for the flu and strep throat and treat […]

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