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May 30, 2020 03:48 PM

The state’s COVID-19 information center tells WFSU “that number includes cost of collection kits and lab testing.”

May 16, 2020 01:40 PM

As jobless rates skyrocket, filing for unemployment benefits in Florida can feel like a seemingly impossible task. Many filers have reported website crashes and several hours spent waiting on hold. Governor Ron DeSantis has added more workers, new servers, and made other changes to the system in an attempt to address the issues. Now as some unemployed Floridians are finalizing their applications, they’re turning their focus to another issue – getting approved for those benefits.

May 16, 2020 01:38 PM

The Governor’s “full Phase 1” looks a bit more like the White House’s first phase guidelines

May 14, 2020 01:24 PM

The group is also urging all districts to create “K-12 pandemic response teams,” including healthcare professionals, to make recommendations tailored to local needs.

May 07, 2020 12:20 PM

Republicans in Congress have prioritized protections for businesses as part of a next stimulus package, but Crist's own party isn't keen on the idea

May 05, 2020 11:06 AM

Governor Ron DeSantis has called it “a jalopy” and “a clunker,” and says it was “in tatters.” He’s talking, of course, about Florida’s online system for handling claims for unemployment benefits, which cost taxpayers 78 million dollars and still doesn’t work right. Now, that system is going to be placed under a long-awaited microscope.

May 03, 2020 12:23 PM

Attorneys representing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration turned to a man who garnered international acclaim for his advocacy of a 2018 constitutional amendment designed to restore felons’ voting rights. Lawyers for DeSantis played a video deposition of Desmond Meade, who said he stands behind the disputed law, which the Republican-controlled Legislature passed last year to carry out the constitutional amendment.

April 07, 2020 11:59 AM

As the number of Floridians filing for assistance skyrockets to half a million, the state is scrambling to fortify its beleaguered unemployment system....

March 13, 2020 06:18 PM

Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was in a South Florida hotel room last night where a man had a possible drug overdose. Gillum was the Florida...

March 10, 2020 12:42 PM

Unmarked African-American burial grounds are scattered throughout Florida. Sen. Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) wants to fund and reinstate a 10-member task force...