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Tag Archives: Florida

Florida Gov. DeSantis Vetoes LGBTQ Program Funding

Desantis signs Florida's social media law

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis last week slashed $900,000 in funding for programs that serve LGBTQ people in Central Florida, including a program that provides mental health services to survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. DeSantis’s vetoes — part of a long list of hometown …

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Florida Sued By Tech Trade Groups Over New Social Media Law

Desantis signs Florida's social media law

Two tech industry organizations have filed a lawsuit against Florida over their new social media law. NetChoice and the CCIA — which represent Amazon, Google, Intel, Samsung, Facebook, and other tech giants, say the ‘Stop Social Media Censorship Act’violates private companies’ constitutional rights. They’re asking a court to prevent the …

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President Biden Doubles Funding For Hurricane Preparedness

Biden, FEMA, hurricane preparedness

President Joe Biden announced Monday at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters that he would be doubling the funding for hurricane preparedness. Biden visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, headquarters to announce the increase in funding from $500 million to $1 billion. “We all know that the storms …

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Florida Will End Extra Unemployment Aid Next Month

Ron DeSantis

Florida is the latest state to end the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program. The Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the state would discontinue the program at the end of June. Florida is the 23rd GOP-led state to end the benefit. A total of 4 million laid-off Americans will forgo roughly …

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McCarthy Effort To Lift Mask Mandate On House Floor Fails

GOP Member defying mask mandate

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy filed a privileged resolution challenging the mask mandate in the House of Representatives, which failed Wednesday night after being blocked by Democrats. The vote was split among party lines 218-210. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the rules will not change until all members of …

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Texas Governor Bans Schools, Local Governments From Issuing Mask Mandates

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an executive order that bans local governments and schools from issuing mask mandates. The Executive Order prohibits governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask-wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current …

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