An unknown number of people who applied for and were receiving Federal Pandemic Unemployment checks suddenly saw their payments stop in mid May. The Department of Economic Opportunity says it is working on a fix as protests continue.
Florida’s smallest counties, 55 of them, are still waiting on more than a billion dollars in Federal Cares Act funding while the other 12 larger more urban counties have had the money for months. The delay is because of how Congress ordered the money distributed.
The bill passed in Florida earlier this year allows student-athletes to enter into endorsement deals and profit off their name, image and likeness, so long as they aren’t directly paid by their schools.
Florida's restaurants and retail stores will be allowed to reopen Monday at 25% capacity, if the local government allows it, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday, as the state begins the slow climb from the economic abyss caused by the coronavirus.
South Florida Republican Mario Diaz-Balart locked up another term in Congress when he did not draw an election opponent Friday, while North Florida Republican Neal Dunn is virtually guaranteed of getting reelected in November.
Florida's overwhelmed online unemployment-compensation system has been taken down for the weekend as the state scrambles to process applications and reduce a massive backlog of claims caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
More than one in 10 new jobless claims across the United States last week were made to Florida’s overwhelmed unemployment system, according to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Expect “virtual” or expanded FastPass-style lines, staggered seating on rides, online food ordering and limited crowds when Florida’s major theme parks eventually reopen after being shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic.