Ballot drop boxes are allowed under the newly revised legislation, but only during the same hours as early voting. There is also a new provision that requires election supervisors to keep on file what is being called a ‘wet’ signature.
Property insurance rates are on the rise with insurers reporting $1.6 billion in losses last year. Florida lawmakers are hoping legislation passed through the Senate Wednesday will help lessen the blow, but even with the proposed changes, rates will likely keep increasing in the short term.
With 300 homes evacuated and nearly a half-billion gallons of nutrient-rich wastewater threatening to leak into Tampa Bay, Florida lawmakers will vote on Wednesday to spend an emergency $3 million to begin cleaning up the mess.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says a break was detected Friday in one of the walls of a 77-acre (33-hectare) pond, holding millions of water containing phosphorus and nitrogen from an old phosphate plant.
Legislation that would require transgender athletes to have been in the process of transitioning for at least a year and meet certain testosterone level requirements to compete in women’s only sports passed its second Senate committee Wednesday morning.