Florida News that impacts you – October 1st
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The moratorium on evictions and foreclosures has expired in Florida as Governor DeSantis decided not to extend the order which has prevented evictions or foreclosures in Florida since April. Renters who are unable to pay due to COVID-19 specific impacts are still protected under the Trump administrations stay. Related...
- It’s estimated approximately 1 million Floridians are behind or delinquent on utility bills. Florida’s utility companies have been reluctant to turn off utilities while the Florida moratorium was in place.
- Disney provided details of the recently announced layoffs. 22,000 of the 28,000 layoffs are occurring in California with approximately 6,700 layoffs set to occur in Florida. California has refused to allow park reopening's leading to the bulk of the layoffs. Disney currently employs 77,000 Floridians.
- 24 new laws, passed during the 2020 state session, take effect today. Laws include a $25 annual fee for use of specialty license plates, strengthened “Stolen Valor” penalties, additional penalties for financial fraud against a veteran and expanded state oversight at Florida’s airports.