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Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - FL: Environment

Florida is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world, 700 in all, but environmental groups say the springs are suffering from pollution because of septic tank, storm water and fertilizer runoff. Help may be on the way: the state Senate Committee for Community Affairs is

Floridians have a chance to visit panther country on Saturday, as part of the Governor’s proclaimed Save the Panther Day. It will wrap up a week of activities devoted to raising awareness of rescuing the state animal from the threat of extinction. Saturday's open house will take place at the R

Florida's Governor Charlie Crist has new support for his policies on climate change – a new report from Audubon Florida shows that as many as 83 per cent of Florida voters support his proposals for clean cars, renewable energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The study also found th

The clock has been turned back on some 11th hour moves by the Bush administration. Florida environmental groups are celebrating a new ruling from Washington that could protect the 114 endangered species in Florida, including the Florida panther. President Obama has reversed a last-minute rule chan

The Florida legislature is just getting going on its new session, but the lawmakers have already got their first report card; they were graded 'C' overall for efforts to reverse the decline of the 8,500 or so miles of coastline and ocean that much of the Florida economy depends on. The Florida Coast

A vote to build new houses for people could cost bears their homes, say critics of a proposed land swap plan on Florida's west coast, north of Tampa. The proposal is for a trade of a 90-acre piece of bear habitat to Sun West, a developer that wants to build a new residential golf community in Pasco

Seminole Electric may have to clean up its plans for a coal power plant near Jacksonville, Florida. In what environmental groups are calling a major reversal of the Bush administration's policies, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, says she will reconsider regulation

A coalition of environmental groups is urging Governor Crist to protect Florida Forever from the chopping block, arguing the cost of slashing the natural resources conservation program would exceed the benefit. Two bills passed during special legislative session cut the program's budget by 80 percen

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