Judge revisits immigration ruling

A day after blocking part of a state law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration, U.S. District Judge Roy Altman reconsidered the scope of his preliminary injunction and requested further briefing on whether it should apply statewide or to a more limited group....
Judge blocks part of immigration law

Judge blocks part of immigration law

A federal judge has blocked a key provision of Florida’s 2023 immigration law, championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, that criminalizes transporting undocumented immigrants, ruling it unconstitutional and beyond state authority. A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a...
Heritage to trim insurance rates

Heritage to trim insurance rates

Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Co. has received regulatory approval to reduce homeowners insurance rates in Florida by 3.3 percent starting August 20, attributing the decrease to legislative changes aimed at reducing litigation costs and stabilizing the...
Utilities grapple with unpredictable storms

Utilities grapple with unpredictable storms

Top Florida utility officials have reported that the increasing intensity and unpredictability of hurricanes is complicating and escalating the costs of storm preparation, as utility companies adopt more conservative measures to mitigate potential damage. Top Florida...
Official reinstated after conviction overturned

Official reinstated after conviction overturned

Gov. Ron DeSantis reinstated Oren Miller as Sumter County Commissioner after an appeals court overturned Miller’s perjury conviction, following a lawsuit Miller filed to regain his position. Gov. Ron DeSantis has reinstated a suspended Sumter County commissioner...