Gov. DeSantis must convene expert task force on building safety standards – now | Opinion – Tallahassee Democrat

Peter S. Sachs and Louis Caplan Some might say it’s too soon. Too soon to talk politics and policy, when the recovery operations at the Surfside Champlain Towers South condominium collapse disaster are still tragically unfolding before our eyes. But this is exactly the time to discuss what we can do to guarantee this kind of … Read more

DeSantis’ first veto favored local control; his overruling Key West voters indicates otherwise – Orlando Sentinel

The cruise industry, though, had been shut down for more than a year when DeSantis signed the bill, even as the state’s economy rebounded. Florida’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.9% as of May, down from the COVID-19 pandemic peak of 14.2% in May 2020. And major business groups like the Florida Retail and Lodging … Read more

Democrats wrestle over control of the infrastructure throttle

Some House moderates are urging party leaders to focus squarely on the bipartisan bill, while many liberals remain skeptical it will happen at all — and Speaker Nancy Pelosi has threatened to sideline it without an accompanying Democratic package. A failed bipartisan result would force Democrats to write one huge spending bill marrying all their … Read more