Josh Davis, owner of G.C. Pawn, which has nine stores in Broward County, said families came in to the company’s nine Broward County stores looking for anything that would keep the kids occupied. “They found themselves saying, ’Hey, my kids are home and they need to stay busy. We need something to do.’” … [Read more...] about How the pandemic changed the way South Florida does business
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Applicants who apply in-person at Houston Food Bank must follow COVID-19 safety measures, including a temperature check, mandatory face masks and social distancing. To make an appointment, call 832-369-9390. … [Read more...] about Houston Food Bank reopens onsite SNAP application assistance office
“States are constitutionally entitled to set legitimate voter qualifications through laws of general application and to require voters to comply with those laws through their own efforts,” Chief Judge William Pryor wrote in the majority opinion. “So long as a state provides adequate procedures to challenge individual determinations of ineligibility — as Florida does — due process requires nothing more." … [Read more...] about Judges: Florida felons can’t vote until they pay fines, fees
Two felons challenged the law in court and initially won in both the federal district court and the court of appeals. In a second phase of the litigation, Judge Robert Hinkle held an eight-day trial and found that the “overwhelming majority” of felons would be too poor to pay the amounts owed, if they could find out what they owed. Hinkle said that the pay-to-play law had created “an administrative nightmare” and that it also amounted to an unconstitutional tax on voting. … [Read more...] about Federal Appeals Court Slams Door on Reenfranchisement of Florida Ex-Felons
The decision on bars is among the latest instances of DeSantis pushing forward with a restriction light approach during the pandemic, especially when compared to other governors. The vocal Trump ally has refused to mandate masks in the state and proudly touted Florida’s May reopening effort. By late June however that push was falling apart as Florida became a national hotspot for the virus amid mounting cases. … [Read more...] about Did Ron DeSantis Just Order Another Round of Corona for Florida?