Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr have issued a joint statement following the the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it would review election integrity legislation in states across the country.
In honor of Pulse Remembrance Day, the day that 49 people were killed and 53 wounded five years ago on June 12 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered flags to fly at half-staff Saturday.
The Governor has said he will put pen to paper on 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.
The board voted after members of the public squared off on the rule, with some saying it would whitewash history and others saying it would prevent Marxist theory from being taught in Florida classrooms.
Florida lawmakers have set aside nearly half a billion dollars in preparation for the potential return of tens of thousands of students who never showed up for school in the first year of the pandemic, but finding teachers for them is expected to be a challenge.
The State Board of Education is set to vote next week on a proposal that would place strict guidelines on the way U.S. history is taught in public schools, but opponents argue the measure threatens to obscure the realities of historical events as part of a “culture war.”
The Florida Supreme Court turned down a challenge to the state’s medical marijuana law, signaling it did not think a company owned by Tampa entrepreneur Joe Redner, who has so far been denied a license, would prevail.