Florida - Coronavirus Press Clips Archives

Florida agencies asked to cut 8.5 percent to adjust for COVID-19

Tampa Bay Times - 8/12/2020

State funding threat keeps Florida schools on path to reopen

Tampa Bay Times - 8/12/2020

DeSantis says state would have to borrow from feds to get Trumps unemployment benefits

Orlando Sentinel - 8/11/2020

COVID-19 election money delayed over a month

Tallahassee Democrat - 8/11/2020

Florida agencies told to figure out how to cut budgets by 8.5%

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 8/11/2020

Florida schools need in-person classes, Gov. Ron DeSantis insists

Tampa Bay Times - 8/11/2020

DeSantis: COVID-19 will loom over next session

Tallahassee Democrat - 8/10/2020

DeSantis says he opposes $110 million contract for company that built flawed unemployment system

Orlando Sentinel - 8/7/2020

Florida Gov. DeSantis: 50 transportation projects were accelerated saving 650 calendar days of construction during COVID-19 pandemic

First Coast News – 8/7/2020

DeSantis emphasizes Florida school sports in push for reopening

Tampa Bay Times - 8/6/2020

‘It’s clear we need the help’: Fast-dwindling federal aid pits Florida governments against each other

Washington Post – 8/5/2020

Unclaimed property could spell relief for COVID-stressed Floridians

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 8/1/2020

Florida faces budget cuts due to COVID. One agency wants to drop $915K on PR campaign.

Tampa Bay Times - 8/1/2020


DeSantis avoids saying if virtual-only education could cause funding cuts

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 7/29/2020

Coronavirus impact: State revenues down nearly $1.9 billion from projections

Orlando Sentinel - 7/28/2020

COVID continues to drag down Florida revenues

Tampa Bay Times - 7/28/2020

South Florida hospitals in fierce fight to find workers to treat COVID patients

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 7/25/2020

COVID hits Florida Capitol in DeSantis budget office

Tampa Bay Times - 7/23/2020

Florida moves ahead with more electric-vehicle plans

Tampa Bay Times - 7/22/2020

Floridas universities critical to states recovery, official says

Tallahassee Democrat - 7/22/2020

Central Florida schools push learning option that lets them can keep student funding

Orlando Sentinel - 7/22/2020

DeSantis touts mental-health help during coronavirus pandemic

Orlando Sentinel - 7/16/2020

Florida foster care agencies paid millions by the state also received taxpayer bailout

Tampa Bay Times - 7/16/2020

Florida wont change in-person, 5-day-a-week school order, education commissioner says

Orlando Sentinel - 7/15/2020

Florida to install charging stations for electric vehicles

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 7/11/2020

Coronavirus cases continue surge in Florida as study warns of silent spread

Tallahassee Democrat - 7/8/2020

Florida Democrats tell DeSantis to require masks, close beaches, back off schools

Jacksonville Times-Union & Jacksonville.com - 7/8/2020

Budget had to be cut to deal with COVID, but DeSantis kept money for new toll roads

Miami Herald – 7/6/2020

State orders schools to reopen in August

Herald Tribune.com - 7/6/2020

State, feds probe jobless benefits system but who will fix it?

Palm Beach Post - 7/3/2020

Gov. DeSantis announces $20 million to states historically Black colleges and universities

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 7/1/2020

DeSantis reveals 19 more bill signings, 2 vetoes

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 7/1/2020

DeSantis vetoes school guardian training money

Tallahassee Democrat - 7/1/2020

DeSantis signs sweeping new environmental law for cleaner water

Herald Tribune.com - 7/1/2020

New Florida budget, more than 100 laws hit the books

Jacksonville Times-Union & Jacksonville.com - 7/1/2020


DeSantis slashes $1 billion from state budget

Tallahassee Democrat - 6/29/2020

List of Florida projects cut from the budget

Tallahassee Democrat - 6/29/2020

State worker pay raise survives governors veto pen

Tallahassee Democrat - 6/29/2020

Gov. DeSantis vetoes $1 billion in spending from state budget due to coronavirus outbreak

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 6/29/2020

Florida pledges relief for struggling renters, homeowners

Orlando Sentinel - 6/29/2020

As Florida coronavirus cases spike, Ron DeSantis says mask requirement wont work

Tampa Bay Times - 6/26/2020

Voucher bill signed, more to come, DeSantis says

Tampa Bay Times - 6/26/2020

Florida's budget now more than a billion below expected revenue due to COVID-19

WPTV – 6/26/2020

DeSantis nails down teacher pay increases

Palm Beach Post - 6/25/2020

Florida’s economy under coronavirus: Pandemic devastated peak season

Tampa Bay Times - 6/25/2020

DeSantis nails down pay increases for teachers

Herald Tribune.com - 6/25/2020

DeSantis signs teacher pay raises into Florida law with bipartisan support

Tampa Bay Times - 6/24/2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs 23 bills, but the budget is still out there

Tampa Bay Times – 6/23/2020

More Floridians turn to Medicaid during pandemic

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 6/22/2020

DeSantis urges federal court to put felon voting rights ruling on hold

Tampa Bay Times - 6/19/2020

'Painful' health care vetoes predicted

Herald Tribune.com - 6/19/2020

Florida Gov. DeSantis finally receives state budget from lawmakers but cuts loom

Tallahassee Democrat - 6/17/2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis promises big cuts to state budget

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 6/17/2020

DeSantis plans to rework states $93.2B budget could violate constitution

Orlando Sentinel - 6/17/2020

DeSantis warns of vetoes ahead in state budget

Tallahassee Democrat - 6/16/2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Were not rolling back, despite jump in coronavirus cases

Orlando Sentinel - 6/16/2020

Medicaid enrollment jumps amid pandemic

CBS12 – 6/11/2020

DeSantis expands reading programs after coronavirus shutdown

Associated Press – 6/11/2020

Gov. DeSantis gives Florida school districts control over how to reopen in the fall

Herald Tribune.com - 6/11/2020

Gov. DeSantis: Public schools will open at full capacity this fall

Tallahassee Democrat - 6/11/2020

With pandemic wiping out tax collections, Florida faces tricky balancing act

Herald Tribune.com - 6/11/2020

Enterprise Florida hopes to recruit new businesses to offset coronavirus job losses

Orlando Sentinel - 6/8/2020

Florida counties pushing DeSantis to release $1.3B in COVID-19 aid

Tallahassee Democrat - 6/4/2020

State fails to explain why some unemployed not getting $600 weekly federal supplement

Palm Beach Post - 6/4/2020

Florida counties pushing DeSantis to release $1.3B in COVID-19 aid

Tallahassee Democrat - 6/4/2020

State fails to explain why some unemployed not getting $600 weekly federal supplement

Palm Beach Post - 6/4/2020

Health director concerned by rise in coronavirus cases but says hospitals are ready

Palm Beach Post - 6/2/2020

Florida extends waiver of job search, reporting requirements for unemployed seeking benefits

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 6/1/2020


Reopening blueprint approved for Florida's public universities

Herald Tribune.com - 5/28/2020

Sharp drop in state tax collections threatens pay raises, programs

Tallahassee Democrat - 5/27/2020

Florida revenue takes $878.1 million hit in April from coronavirus-stifled tourism sector

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 5/27/2020

Florida, other states should act to minimize fraud in jobless aid, feds say

Tampa Bay Times - 5/27/2020

FAMU proposes limiting in-person fall classes

Tallahassee Democrat - 5/22/2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis says 97.6% of applicants eligible for unemployment have been paid

Orlando Sentinel - 5/19/2020

$2.659 billion paid to unemployed since mid-March, but about half million ruled ineligible, DeSantis says

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 5/19/2020

Floridas public universities plan to reopen in the fall, but what that will look like remains unclear

Orlando Sentinel - 5/18/2020

Florida asks federal government for $20 million in coronavirus aid for election preparations

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 5/15/2020

Is school reopening coming soon? Florida’s Phase 2 appears near.

Tampa Bay Times - 5/15/2020

Coronavirus in Florida: See how the state’s economy is faring

Tampa Bay Times - 5/14/2020

UCFs enrollment trending down for fall, but up for summer

Orlando Sentinel - 5/13/2020

State testing more people for coronavirus at two Pinellas nursing homes

Tampa Bay Times - 5/12/2020

DeSantis banking on federal stimulus money as he puts Florida budget on hold

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 5/12/2020

Florida teachers stressed, worried about students, survey says.

Orlando Sentinel - 5/11/2020

Lawmakers wait to assess coronavirus budget damage

Tallahassee Democrat - 5/9/2020

Florida universities should refund student fees, lawsuit says

Tampa Bay Times - 5/7/2020

Florida sales tax collections fall dramatically, preliminary report shows

Tampa Bay Times - 5/5/2020

DeSantis orders investigation of the states struggling unemployment claims system

Orlando Sentinel - 5/4/2020

Florida sales tax collections down by more than $750 million, preliminary reports show

Orlando Sentinel - 5/4/2020

Florida Republicans want to shield businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits. Lawyers are pushing back

Tampa Bay Times - 5/1/2020


Floridas path to pandemic: Warnings ignored, labs slashed, expertise lost

Tallahassee Democrat - 4/30/2020

As Florida tourism falters, public employees fret about jobs

Associated Press – 4/30/2020

UCF seeks to cut costs as it expects loss of $48.7 million in revenue from coronavirus pandemic

Orlando Sentinel - 4/22/2020

After inmates are released from prison, finding work is difficult. Coronavirus makes that a harder challenge

Tampa Bay Times - 4/22/2020

Coronavirus Florida: Reopen economy task force to hear from embattled VisitFlorida

Palm Beach Post - 4/21/2020

Governor’s task force to reopen Florida will make recommendations this week

Tampa Bay Times - 4/20/2020

Florida's unemployment fund below recommended level

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 4/19/2020

Two Florida inmates die from coronavirus, medical examiner says

Orlando Sentinel - 4/15/2020

Gov. DeSantis sets up Florida reopening task force, names new unemployment boss

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 4/15/2020

Coronavirus Florida: DeSantis tells state to speed up I-75 widening

Herald Tribune.com - 4/15/2020

Keep Florida campuses closed until school year ends, teachers union urges DeSantis

Tampa Bay Times - 4/14/2020

DeSantis deploys National Guard as Florida’s elder-care centers face COVID-19 ‘nightmare’

Tampa Bay Times - 4/13/2020

Coronavirus Florida: Elected officials flooded with calls from struggling constituents

Herald Tribune.com - 4/12/2020

DeSantis: 1 in 100 Floridians will be tested for COVID-19

Orlando Sentinel - 4/11/2020

Florida’s Medicaid debate recharged amid coronavirus pandemic

Tampa Bay Times - 4/7/2020

Coronavirus Florida: Schools brace for funding cuts

Herald Tribune.com - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus Florida: A pandemic meets hurricane season in Florida

Herald Tribune.com - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus: Florida second in nation for projected job losses

Herald Tribune.com - 4/2/2020

Florida to issue stay-at-home order

Jacksonville Times-Union & Jacksonville.com - 4/1/2020


State workers say no clear answers on telecommuting

Tallahassee Democrat - 3/31/2020

DeSantis loses felon voting appeal, applying pressure for state to develop screening system

Orlando Sentinel - 3/31/2020

Coronavirus Florida: Despite state's troubles, big companies assured of tax refund by GOP leaders

Herald Tribune.com - 3/30/2020

Session? What Session? State swivels to virus

Tallahassee Democrat - 3/28/2020

Florida coronavirus cases now over 3,700, more dead Gov. DeSantis to travelers: "Don't come here."

Tallahassee Democrat - 3/28/2020

Coronavirus has Florida teachers, students missing each other. Theyre reaching out.

Tampa Bay Times - 3/27/2020

DeSantis keeping Florida open, for most part

Tallahassee Democrat - 3/24/2020

Floridas budget to take big hit as sales taxes collapse

Orlando Sentinel - 3/24/2020

DeSantis weighing sheltering, shutdown options

Tallahassee Democrat - 3/23/2020

Coronavirus Florida: DeSantis, state face grim financial picture

Herald Tribune.com - 3/22/2020

Florida lawmakers approve state budget, but expect deep cuts because of coronavirus

Palm Beach Post - 3/20/2020

Florida Legislature OKs budget, but coronavirus woes could mean future cuts

Orlando Sentinel - 3/19/2020

Coronavirus: Florida universities told to keep remote learning for the rest of spring, cancel graduations

Herald Tribune.com - 3/18/2020

Florida closes public schools until April 15; cancels state testing because of coronavirus

Orlando Sentinel - 3/17/2020

Coronavirus aid to boost Florida as feds relax Medicaid restrictions

Tampa Bay Times - 3/17/2020

Coronavirus isolation could lead to spike in domestic violence, child abuse, advocates say

Orlando Sentinel - 3/17/2020

Coronavirus: Florida's First Coast Relief Fund reactivated

Jacksonville Times-Union & Jacksonville.com - 3/16/2020

Florida Legislature to return Thursday to approve budget

Orlando Sentinel - 3/16/2020

Florida budget deal includes teacher pay and coronavirus aid

Tallahassee Democrat - 3/15/2020

State budget deal set, topped by money for teacher pay and coronavirus reserves

Herald Tribune.com - 3/14/2020

As the economic threat of the coronavirus grows, the Florida Legislature is backing away from some business tax breaks

Orlando Sentinel - 3/12/2020

Panic over coronavirus could put a deep hole in Floridas budget, House Speaker warns

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel & SouthFlorida.com - 3/9/2020

Floridas budget to adjust for coronavirus, House speaker says after market plunge

Tampa Bay Times - 3/9/2020

Florida Leaders Okay $25 Million For Coronavirus

WUSF – 3/8/2020 

Coronavirus: DeSantis announces no new cases, requests $25M in funding

Tallahassee Democrat - 3/6/2020

Florida governor declares public health emergency after state records first coronavirus cases

The Hill – 3/2/2020