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Governor DeSantis Signs Senate Bill 76; Hoping to Stabilize the Home Insurance Market

TALLAHASSEE – (FNN) Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 76 in Sarasota Friday, making changes to Florida’s home insurance market. Some of SB76 provisions include: Prohibiting certain practices by contractors. Prohibiting contractors from executing a contract with a residental propoerty owner for a roofing repair or replacement unless a certain notice is included. Requiring property…

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President Biden Promises Swift and Effective Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

WASHINGTON (FNN) – In recognition of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day on May 4, 2021, President Biden signed a proclamation that read in part: “Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing. On Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, we remember…

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Governor DeSantis Signs “Anti-Riot” Bill into Law

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis was at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office today to sign the HB1 (Anti-Riot) Bill into law. The bill is the result of concerns following the Black Lives Matter protests after George Floyd’s death. HB1 – Combating Public Disorder, was drafted by the Florida House Judiciary Committee, Representative…

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Orange County Commission Board Meeting Recap: Earth Day, COVID-19 Response, Gun Violence Prevention

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The Orange County Board of County Commissioners met on April 13, 2021, with the first item of business being the reading of a proclamation by Jeff Williamson, Manager – Communictions Division, declaring April 22, 2021, as Earth Day in Orange County. The proclamation was given to David Jones, Manager – Environmental…

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Officials Fear Piney Point Reservoir Collapse, Gov. DeSantis Declares State of Emergency

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-82 declaring a state of emergency in Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pinellas counties due to their proximity to the Eastport Terminal Facility – Piney Point Phosphate Processing Plant reservoir. The reservoir holds 480 million gallons of a mix of seawater, remnant process water from the…

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