Florida News that impacts you – October 27th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Over 6 million Floridians have voted by mail and through early voting as of Monday’s update from the Florida Division of Elections. Democrats lead turnout by 354,654 ballots thus far, however Republicans have outvoted Democrats for six consecutive days.
- The Florida Education Association, the largest teacher’s union in Florida, is once again attempting to end classroom education options statewide after council for the union filed motions to dispute the 1st District Court of Appeal’s ruling in favor of the state. In an October 9th ruling the court rejected the union’s claims stating they lacked standing to even bring them before the court.
- Jacksonville based Stein Mart has confirmed all of its stores are now permanently closed. The company, founded in 1908, had approximately 300 stores across 30 states prior to filing bankruptcy in August due to losses incurred during the pandemic.
- Appearing on Fox Business, former governor and current senator Rick Scott, said tourism won’t return to Florida until COVID-19 is in check. He implored Floridians to continue to take the pandemic seriously, to wear masks when around others and to continue to socially distance.