CF renames Citrus Campus after Florida Senate president

OCALA, Fla. (July 6, 2022) ­­— The College of Central Florida has honored Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson with the renaming of the Citrus Campus. The CF District Board of Trustees approved the renaming at its meeting today. “Wilton Simpson has been a steadfast champion for the College of Central Florida and higher education in general, and we are proud...

DeSantis administration fires back after Newsom ad inviting Floridians to move to California

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom launched an advertisement on Independence Day telling Florida residents their freedoms were under attack in the Sunshine State and encouraging them to move to the Golden State instead. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said Newsom “might as well light a pile of cash on...

Survey: A third of U.S. small businesses can’t pay rent because of inflation

Casey Harper, The Center Square More than a third of small businesses can’t pay rent, newly released data shows. The small business network Alignable released new survey results that found that 35% of U.S. small business owners “could not pay their rent in full or on time in June.” “Most small business owners attribute this worsening situation to record-breaking inflation,...

Supreme Court rules for Biden in clash over Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

THE HILL — The Supreme Court ruled for the Biden administration Thursday in a dispute over a Trump-era immigration policy that requires U.S. asylum seekers at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their applications are processed. The 5-4 ruling found that the administration did not violate federal immigration law when it sought to rescind the policy. The justices...

Supreme Court curbs EPA’s climate powers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to regulate climate change, setting limits on how the agency can deal with power plants. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices determined that the EPA cannot induce a shift toward cleaner energy sources using the approach that an Obama-era regulation sought to do.

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling is watershed moment

THE HILL — The Supreme Court’s extraordinary decision to eliminate the universal right to abortion is a watershed moment in the American experiment, ending half a century when women were free to make their own reproductive decisions and immediately ushering in an era when states can make that choice for them. From a practical standpoint, the court’s decision is an...

CDC chief green lights COVID-19 shots for children under 5 years old

THE HILL –-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on Saturday backed an advisory committee’s recommendation that will allow children under the age of 5 years old to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, capping off the last step needed before children can start getting inoculated. Vaccinations for children aged six months and older can begin this...

DeSantis escalates feud with White House

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is escalating his feud with the White House over the COVID-19 response as he positions himself for a possible presidential campaign in 2024. DeSantis has been taking heat for his decision not to pre-order from the federal government COVID-19 vaccines for infants and young kids. The White House initially made 10 million vaccines for young children available...