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Florida gasoline prices dip to lowest level since January

The average price was down from $3.41 a week earlier and $3.61 a month earlier.

Trickle of ballots starts in Florida general election; U.S. Sugar deal gets OK

Floridians have until Oct. 11 to register to vote in the general election.

Biden administration cuts off funding for child refugee program in South Florida

La Jornada, which will close Oct. 31, provides temporary housing and assists with sponsor family placement.

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Florida asks U.S. Supreme Court to decide fight over Big Tech law

A federal judge had described the law, aimed in part at social media platforms, as 'riddled with imprecision and ambiguity.'

State selects north Florida farmer for new marijuana license

The decision sets the stage for what could be protracted litigation over the sought-after opportunity to join the medical cannabis industry.

Report targets funding shift to private schools in Florida

But one critic said the report 'grossly distorts how the state funds education choice scholarships.'

Traffic crashes finally show signs of slowing down – but not in Florida

Overall, fatalities on U.S. roadways fell in early 2022 for the first time in almost two years.

'Air DeSantis' to continue: Florida governor says to count on more migrant flights

'The Legislature gave me $12 million. We're going to spend every penny,' the governor said.

State again targets privacy clause in fight over Florida abortion ban

Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office contended that clinics and a doctor have not shown 'irreparable harm' needed to temporarily block the law.

Florida Sen. Ray Rodrigues tapped to lead state's public university system

He wants to 'provide the highest quality education at the most affordable price, with degrees that lead to employment,' Rodrigues said at a State University System Board of Governors meeting.

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Dollars against danger: Brightline gets grant money for safety improvements, expansion

Since the service's start in 2017, its trains have killed over 50 people, though many of them were suicides.

Florida appeals court weighs COVID-19 data fight

The question: Should the Florida Department of Health still be required to provide daily COVID-19 data?

The housing market is cooling off across the country

With interest rates rising, a new report shows sales down year over year and more homes selling for below asking prices.

Details sought as Florida schools carry out law restricting instruction on gender identity, sexual orientation

The plaintiffs allege the Parental Rights in Education law, nicknamed 'Don't Say Gay' by critics, violates constitutional free-speech and equal-protection rights.

Florida National Guard to work at short-staffed state prisons

It's a dramatic step meant to alleviate a staffing shortage that has plagued the prison system for years.

Trump vs. DeSantis: How their policy positions stack up in a potential 2024 face-off

The two political figures hold the same positions across many issues, but where they differ could make a difference in a race for the White House.

Gov. DeSantis directs flags to half staff to commemorate 21st anniversary of 9/11 attacks

The governor also called for a “moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. in honor of those who were killed on September 11, 2001."