DeSantis Proposes $1,000 Bonus, But Teachers Want a Permanent Raise

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis says teachers deserve to be rewarded for their work during the pandemic with bonuses, but some are calling the move inadequate.  What You Need To Know  Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing $1,000 bonuses for teachers and principals  Teachers say they appreciate the idea of bonus payments, but would […]

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Experts: Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Will Increase Affordable Housing in Florida

FLORIDA — President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure and climate proposal sets aside about $213 billion to produce, preserve, and retrofit more than 2,000,000 affordable places to live across the country. What You Need To Know  President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan would set aside about $213 billion to help with affordable housing  The funds […]

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COVID Shield Law Eases Concerns of Central Florida Business Owners

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.  —  For local businesses still recovering amid the pandemic, a new law shielding them from COVID-related lawsuits is reason to celebrate.  “It makes me feel a little more comfortable that I’m protected,” said Thomas Ward, who founded Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa. What You Need To Know Central Florida businesses welcome approval of […]

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Couple Who Foster Unaccompanied Children Share What Kids Experience

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — As the Biden Administration tries to stop the flow of unaccompanied migrant children coming into the United States, many are already stateside and need places to stay. That’s why officials with Bethany Christian Services, a nationwide nonprofit that helps connect the children with temporary foster homes, say they hope Central Floridians […]

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Experts: Pandemic Leaves More Than 600K Floridians Behind on Their Rent

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — According to the National Low Income Coalition website, more than 600,000 Floridians who rent are behind on their payments. What You Need To Know According to the National Low Income Coalition website, more than 600,000 Floridians are behind on their rent  Having a poor credit report is one of the main […]

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