Governor to sign homeowner’s insurance reform; rates still expected to rise
Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he will sign a new law that aims to address skyrocketing homeowners insurance rates by reducing litigation, but part of the deal also allows Florida’s insurer of last resort to raise rates year over year at a higher pace than in the past.
DeSantis signs controversial transgender athlete ban during visit to Jacksonville
As he inked his name to a controversial bill banning transgender female athletes from competing on high-school girls’ and college women’s sports teams, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would stand up to corporations and athletic organizations, like the NCAA, that have threatened backlash over the ban.
Florida Supreme Court rejects challenge to medical marijuana law
Siding with the state in a closely watched case that has kept the cannabis industry in limbo, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2017 law designed to carry out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
Report points to more jobs, other benefits from Medicaid expansion
Florida could add 134,700 jobs, lower the number of uninsured residents by 852,000 and pump billions of additional federal dollars into the economy if it would expand Medicaid to low-income adults without children, according to a report released Thursday.