Surgeon General Points to Need for ‘High-Value’ Testing

Surgeon General Points to Need for ‘High-Value’ Testing

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant, Florida’s surgeon general on Monday indicated the state Department of Health would issue guidance that would “unwind the testing psychology” of the federal government. Comments by Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo and Gov. […]

Florida Unemployment Claims at Pre-Pandemic Levels

Florida Unemployment Claims at Pre-Pandemic Levels

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — First-time unemployment claims in Florida rolled in last month at a pace similar to the period before the coronavirus pandemic pounded the economy. The U.S. Department of Labor estimated 3,982 unemployment claims were filed in Florida during the holiday-shortened week that ended Dec. 25. If […]

10 Big Legal Issues to Watch in 2022

10 Big Legal Issues to Watch in 2022

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — From elections to vaccines, state and federal courts are weighing major Florida lawsuits. Here are 10 big legal issues to watch in 2022: — ELECTIONS: With high-profile elections looming in November, Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker is slated to start a trial Jan. 31 […]

State Targets Investments in Chinese Companies

State Targets Investments in Chinese Companies

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed for an audit Monday that could result in Florida’s pension system divesting holdings in Chinese companies, calling economic efforts to include China’s government on the world stage a “big failure.” DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, […]

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