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Backroom Briefing: Getting hot over protests

By Jim Turner, © 2021 The News Service of Florida. All rights reserved; see terms. Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE…

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Nothing free with Gulf Power

Gulf Power customers will pay for the utility’s COVID-19 measures, thanks to the Public Service Commission’s approval a settlement on Thursday, July 8 that allows…

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New Florida laws ready to take effect July 1

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — More than 100 new laws passed during the 2021 legislative session will hit the books…

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By the numbers: Third-grade scores by county

Note: Santa Rosa (tied for fifth) and Okaloosa (tied for sixth) are in the top 10 counties.Escambia tied for 36th out of 67 counties. Escambia…

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By the numbers: Top 10 specialty plates

More than 1.68 million specialty license plates were on Florida roads in 2020. Here are the top 10 specialty plates last year by sales: —…

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Let the gambling begin

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida “Does that mean if somebody wanted to establish, let’s say, a casino in the Panhandle … is…

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We spoke too soon, harness racing gone

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Harness racing, quarter-horse racing and jai alai could become part of Florida history, after lawmakers…

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State government reopens for business gradually

By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted for months that Florida’s “open for business,” but it’s just…

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Lawmakers revive, pass transgender athlete ban

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With Democrats decrying the “eleventh-hour” move, the Florida House and Senate on Wednesday revived and…

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