TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Floridians preparing for the looming hurricane season can avoid paying sales taxes on many types of disaster gear starting late next week after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a $196.3 million tax package on Friday, but that’s not all.
Miami Int’l Airport Using Tech Aimed at Stopping Drones From Coming Near Flights
Thursday, the TSA announced that Miami International Airport will be the only airport in the country testing technology to locate drones if there near airports – and find who is at the controls.
On Monday, the governor signed the bill into law — albeit with some changes. The state won’t grant immunity to drivers who run over protesters blocking traffic, as originally proposed. Protest organizers will no longer face racketeering charges if a demonstration turns violent.
All Florida Adults 18 and Older Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5th: Governor
Gov. Ron DeSantis said the eligibility age would be lowered to 40 and older starting Monday before lowering it to all adults the following week
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis said the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to everyone 50 years old and older beginning Monday.
A bill to allow law enforcement to use drones for collecting evidence at crime scenes and traffic crashes passed its second committee stop today. It would also open the door for police to manage traffic with drones. But officers could not use any images or video collected from the device to give out a traffic ticket.
Any voter who has requested a vote-by-mail ballot can track online the status of his or her ballot through a link within the Division of Elections’ Voter Information Lookup.
Or directly at your county Supervisor of Elections website.
Residents and businesses in Broward County are encouraged to view the current flood zones map and FEMA’s preliminary flood zones map to better understand their potential flood risk and to help identify steps they may need to take to protect against property damage and loss.
The maps are used by insurance companies for flood insurance purposes and the base flood elevations must be used for all new construction and substantial improvements to existing construction.
News Release Date: May 1, 2020
Contact: Visitor Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media: Allyson Gantt, 786-610-8023
Homestead, Fla. – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Everglades National Park is increasing recreational access. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Beginning May 4, Everglades National Park will reopen access to:
- Main Park Road from the Homestead entrance to Flamingo (note exceptions below)
- External restrooms at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
- Flamingo Marina and boat launch ramps
- Flamingo Marina Store, restrooms, and gas pumps
- Flamingo Fish Cleaning Station and restroom
- Chekika Day Use Area (roads and surrounding areas only)
In addition, entry fees are waived, and the following spaces continue to be available:
- Marine waters of Everglades National Park
- Beach campsites in wilderness
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
- Royal Palm area including the Anhinga Trail
- Long Pine Key area and campground
- West Lake area
- Flamingo campground
- All visitor centers and public buildings
- Concession tours and boat rentals
- All other park restrooms
- Other park locations such as Shark Valley and Gulf Coast
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Many South Florida cities are setting their own schedules for when to reopen their outdoor destinations, including parks and golf courses.
The legal deadline for requesting vote-by-mail ballots for the 2020 Primary Election is August 8th. Of course, you are welcome to vote at any of Broward’s 22 early voting locations or at your precinct.