Universities to Return to ‘Pre-COVID Operations’

Universities to Return to ‘Pre-COVID Operations’

By The News Service of Florida Florida’s state universities are expected to return to pre-coronavirus operations during the upcoming school year, including at athletic and social events, top system officials said Wednesday. An early evening news release signed by Syd Kitson, chairman of the university system’s Board of Governors, and Marshall Criser, chancellor of the […]

DeSantis Blocks Local COVID-19 Orders

DeSantis Blocks Local COVID-19 Orders

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local-government coronavirus emergency orders on Monday as he signed a bill that makes permanent his ban on COVID-19 vaccine “passports” and limits the authority of cities and counties in future health-care crises. “My message is that the vaccines protect you. […]

Florida’s 2021 Session: Ten Big Issues

Florida’s 2021 Session: Ten Big Issues

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The 2021 legislative session ended Friday with a traditional hanky-dropping ceremony in the fourth-floor rotunda of the Florida Capitol. Lawmakers took up a wide range of issues during the 60-day session, along with passing a budget for the fiscal year that will start July 1.  […]

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