DeSantis Assails YouTube COVID-19 Video

DeSantis Assails YouTube COVID-19 Video

By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday railed against YouTube and Google for removing a video of a COVID-19 discussion he had with scientists who oppose government lockdowns, school closures and mask wearing, calling it “censorship.” The ramped-up criticism by the Republican governor came as lawmakers try […]

Nikki Fried Had Financial Interest in Marijuana Company While Making Decisions Related to Marijuana Industry

Nikki Fried Had Financial Interest in Marijuana Company While Making Decisions Related to Marijuana Industry

Documents filed in 2020 shows that Nikki Fried had a financial interest in a marijuana company doing business in Florida in 2019, the same year she created the Cannabis Office and the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. Also, documents filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics indicate […]

Florida Orange Production Dips Below California

Florida Orange Production Dips Below California

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — California surpassed Florida in a new estimate of orange production, the latest sign of continuing struggles in Florida’s citrus industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a monthly update released Friday, said Florida is forecast to produce enough oranges to fill 51.7 million 90-pound boxes […]

House Vote-By-Mail Proposal Gets Overhaul

House Vote-By-Mail Proposal Gets Overhaul

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A controversial elections bill focused largely on the state’s vote-by-mail process underwent an overhaul Thursday in the Florida House, but critics say it still poses unnecessary barriers to voters. The revamped proposal, which addresses issues such as the use of mail-in ballot drop boxes and […]