Florida News That Impacts You – November 10th, 2021
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- On back of Friday’s court ruling affirming, for the third time, that parents have the right to opt their children of school mask mandates, the Broward and Miami-Dade School Districts have become the latest to acknowledge the law. Parents are now able to opt children out of mask mandates at all levels of public education. Miami-Dade will implement the legal standard effective Friday while Broward stated the change will be effective November 20th. Palm Beach County began acknowledging parental opt-outs as of Monday.
- Florida’s trend of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline. An average of 1,532 new cases per day have been reported over the past week. That’s the lowest since June 21st as Florida continues to have the fewest population adjusted cases in the country.
- Governor DeSantis is calling Florida’s share of the soon to-be-signed so-called “bi-partisan” infrastructure bill into question. The Governor posed the question “Is Florida being treated well in this?” as the initial indication is that Florida may be receiving funding well less than our state’s population adjusted share. All of Florida’s Congressional Democrats voted for the legislation while all Congressional Republicans in our state voted against it.
- The first drafts of newly proposed maps for redistricting are expected from the Senate Reapportionment Committee today. Florida’s Legislature is tasked with creating a new map which will account for an additional Congressional district within the state due to Florida’s population growth as reflected in the Census. Once released, the drafts will be available on the state’s floridaredistricting.gov website.