Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber

States race to launch multi-billion-dollar sports betting for NFL season; fans and foes in FL ready to clash

BY: - June 22, 2021

Are you ready for some football? More to the point: Are you ready to gamble on it (legally)? Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia are set to go, and nine more are working on it as fast as they can, including Florida, hinging on an approval from the federal government that could reshape the […]

Tough calls over local mask mandates; DeSantis renders them toothless, and Trump goes maskless

BY: - October 14, 2020

Tempers flared and tensions were evident Tuesday, when Martin County commissioners split on whether to repeal their local mask mandate following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ lifting of statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Sept. 25. The evening before, both DeSantis and President Donald Trump showed up maskless at Trump’s campaign rally in Central Florida, setting the stage for […]