Report Shows Longstanding Problems with Unemployment System

Report Shows Longstanding Problems with Unemployment System

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s online unemployment system was never tested to meet the demands encountered during the coronavirus pandemic, and more than a dozen issues remained outstanding years after the system went live, according to a report released Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office. The 95-page draft report […]

Nikki Fried’s Connections to New Cannabis Company Raise Questions

Nikki Fried’s Connections to New Cannabis Company Raise Questions

While Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried was taking steps to influence Florida cannabis policy and implement rules that regulate the cultivation of hemp, her fiancee’, Jake Bergmann, created a web of companies with people and organizations that have a professional interest in the cannabis and the hemp industry. Several of the people involved with the businesses […]

DeSantis State of the State

DeSantis State of the State

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis gave his State of the State address Tuesday to formally start the 2021 legislative session. Here are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the House and Senate and fellow citizens: I see, in many parts of our country, a sad state of affairs: schools […]

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