Democrats, DeSantis square off on 'shelter in place'

Florida Democrats have been lambasting Gov. Ron DeSantis for not issuing a statewide “shelter in place” order that would replicate directives governors, mayors and county commissioners in other parts of the nation have made to stunt the spread of the virus.

Republican jumps into race to replace Sullivan

With Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora, announcing this month that she will not seek re-election, the first Republican candidate has emerged to try to replace her in a Central Florida House District.

Legislative leaders bank on reserves to weather storm

Legislative leaders maintain the state has enough money in reserves to get through the initial economic hit from COVID-19, as Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants state analysts to quickly update revenue forecasts.

Debate over coronavirus relief package

Another attempt to advance the aid bill on Capitol Hill failed in an afternoon vote. The plan would send checks to U.S. households and offer support for small businesses and the hard-hit travel industry, among other things, but Democrats say it too heavily favors corporations at the expense of public health and workers.