Economic Officials Push for Incentives

Economic Officials Push for Incentives

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — U.S. Space Command headquarters going to Alabama is the latest evidence of Florida’s self-inflicted wounds from cutting back on business incentives, members of the Florida Economic Development Council argued Thursday. The council maintains that Florida put itself at a competitive disadvantage in attracting high-skilled and […]

Senate Releases Sweeping School Choice Proposal

Senate Releases Sweeping School Choice Proposal

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Republican legislative leaders are lauding a sweeping school-choice measure filed Thursday, while Senate Democrats have vowed to “fight like hell” against the proposal. The legislation, filed by Republican Sen. Manny Diaz of Hialeah, would expand eligibility for school-voucher programs, consolidate existing school-choice programs and allow […]

Beshears Steps Down, Cites “Health Issues”

Beshears Steps Down, Cites “Health Issues”

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Citing health issues, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears said he will step down from his post this month. Beshears, a former state representative from North Florida who was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in December 2018, said in a letter […]

Man Accused in Plot to Confront Capitol Protesters

Man Accused in Plot to Confront Capitol Protesters

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Federal prosecutors are accusing a Tallahassee man of plotting to “violently confront protesters” at the Florida Capitol on Sunday, as law-enforcement agencies brace for demonstrations in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Lawrence Keefe on […]

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