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DeSantis Signs Red Tide Initiative

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Thursday an initiative between the state and Sarasota-based Mote Marine Laboratory that includes $3 million a year for the next five years to research the causes and impacts of red tide.

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Meet the New Director at Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Audubon’s Corkscrew Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has a new Sanctuary Director at the helm. Dr. Lisa Korte comes to Corkscrew after spending years working in the rainforests of Central and West Africa. We get to know her, and her vision for the future of the 65 year old sanctuary.

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Trump: 'We're Moving Forward With Additional Sanctions On Iran'

Updated at 8:10 p.m. ET President Trump says he is imposing new sanctions on Iran. "We're moving forward with additional sanctions on Iran," the president said, speaking to reporters Saturday outside the White House. "Some of them are in place. As you know, we have about as strong a sanction grouping as you could possibly have on any country, but we're putting additional sanctions on." He did not offer specifics on those sanctions but suggested sanctions could be lifted in the future. "We're...

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As 20 Democratic candidates arrive in Miami this week for the first round of presidential debates, the region of tide-swollen floods, hurricane-battered communities and toxic-algae infestations is providing a vivid backdrop for an issue that has emerged as a top priority for many voters: climate change.

Recent polls show that the issue is a litmus test for many Democratic voters, and the party’s candidates have responded with more detailed and aggressive proposals than were imagined even four years ago.

Ahead of the first democratic presidential debates in Miami this month, eight 2020 democratic presidential candidates addressed the fastest growing electorate on burning issues for them in a candidate forum Friday morning. 

Medicaid Retroactive Eligibility Plan Approved

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A move to eliminate a 90-day Medicaid retroactive eligibility period will continue for at least another year.

Florida's unemployment was 3.4% in May, down 0.1% from the month before.

School Funding Formula To Get Review

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a budget-related bill that could lead to changes in a long-controversial formula for divvying up money among school districts.

DeSantis Signs Red Tide Initiative

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Thursday an initiative between the state and Sarasota-based Mote Marine Laboratory that includes $3 million a year for the next five years to research the causes and impacts of red tide. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis used his line-item veto power to slash more than $131 million in proposed spending Friday as he signed a record $90.98 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Calling the package “fiscally responsible,” the freshman governor praised lawmakers for exceeding his request for spending on environmental projects and for a boost in per-student funding in public schools.

A new national study concludes that rising sea levels could cost U.S. states more than $400 billion over the next 20 years. And Florida has the highest price tag.

The report is by the environmental advocacy group Center for Climate Integrity. It says Florida would have to pay around $75 billion to build new seawalls to defend against a two-foot sea level rise by 2040.

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma destroyed or majorly damaged more than 7 percent of the homes in the Keys. A lot of those were ground level and mobile homes — what passes for affordable housing on the island chain.

On Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came to Marathon to announce a new state program that will provide $140 million for affordable workforce housing.

Census Bureau Data Shows US Median Age Has Risen By A Year

Jun 21, 2019

America is aging.

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday showed the median age in the U.S. increased by a year to 38.2 years from 2010 to 2018. 

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