Florida News that impacts you – October 21st
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Over 3-million votes by mail have cast through online and early voting in Florida. Democrats now hold leads in both votes by mail and early voting based on the most recent reporting by the Florida Division of Elections. 15 counties have yet to begin early voting.
- Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Honda and Acura owners who’ve been impacted by the recent Takata airbags recall will receive preloaded debit cards worth between $50 to $150 each. An estimated 52,000 Floridians are eligible for the cards. This comes as part of a settlement between the State and Honda. Here’s the website for more information on debit card eligibility.
- On Tuesday, AG Moody also joined the US Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google. The suit alleges anticompetitive practices on the platform. Citing Moody: Our investigation into Google revealed that the global tech behemoth allegedly used its size and scale to build a moat around its core markets—general search services and search advertising. We believe Google’s conduct violates state and federal antitrust laws and that a successful outcome in this case will bring many benefits to all Americans including Florida consumers, the overwhelming majority of whom use Google products every day. The extent of the alleged violations run the gambit from advertising abuses to censorship.
- With a recent rise in new daily coronavirus cases leading to yet another call by some within the education establishment to shutdown schools for classroom education...Governor DeSantis on Tuesday stated shutting down schools again is “off the table”.