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Tag: Governor Ron DeSantis

DeSantis issues state of emergency in 15 counties ahead of Elsa

SURFSIDE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a state of emergency that will be in place for 15 Florida counties ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa. Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties are all under the state of emergency, the governor said during a morning news conference in Surfside. Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Levy, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota are also under the order. Elsa was downgraded to a tropical storm in the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory. Governor DeSantis said officials are expecting the storm to begin...

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First-of-its-kind ‘Freedom Week’ tax break surprises business owners and shoppers

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– What do a grill, a fishing rod, and a theater ticket have in common? They’re among the dozens of items you won’t have to pay sales tax on this week. Florida’s ‘Freedom Week’ sales tax break is a first-of-its-kind tax holiday. Cape Coral resident, Sue Feldman, was out shopping Monday but had never heard of the tax-free holiday. She thought it was a great idea and felt it might inspire people to get out this holiday weekend. “I think being outdoors is really healthy for all of us, physically as well as mentally,” Feldman said. Getting...

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