Jeffrey Schweers, Orlando Sentinel

Jeffrey Schweers

Orlando Sentinel

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Jeffrey:

Critics blast state inaction as Florida home insurance rates soar

Critics argue at least some of the blame falls on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. → Read More

Forces square off in court over Florida’s 15-week abortion law

Pro abortion forces argued the new law hurts patients, while the government said it protects the unborn → Read More

DeSantis, other GOP leaders stop short of calling for full ban on abortion

Florida’s Republican legislative stopped short of calling for a special session to ban abortion entirely. → Read More

Feds indict Andrew Gillum on conspiracy, campaign fraud charges

Andrew Gillum, who narrowly lost to Ron DeSantis in 2018, was indicted on conspiracy and campaign fraud charges. → Read More

Florida election qualifying wraps up with a worm farmer, Grim Reaper in the mix

Here’s how key state and federal races are shaping up for the Aug. 23 primary and Nov. 8 general election. → Read More

DeSantis vetoes Everglades bill that also fast-tracked wetlands destruction

Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill that would have diverted water from the Everglades and sped up wetlands destruction. → Read More

DeSantis signs school safety bill amid calls for special session on gun violence

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs school safety bill, as House Democrats call for a special session on gun violence. → Read More

Special Olympics drops COVID vaccine mandate after Florida threatens $27.5M fine

Florida threatened to fine the Special Olympics $27.5 million for requiring 5,500 participants to be vaccinated against COVID. → Read More

DeSantis signs record $110 billion state budget, vetoes $3.1 billion in projects

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a record $109.9 billion state budget, while also vetoing $3.1 billion in projects. → Read More

Records identify UCLA boss who called Ladapo unfit for surgeon general

Ladapo's UCLA supervisor who recommended him for UF professorship said he was not fit to be Florida's surgeon general. → Read More

Florida lawmakers leave lots of unfinished business on property insurance reforms

Florida legislators leave without lowering property insurance rates → Read More

Florida lawmakers approve property insurance, condo reforms

The special session's insurance reforms were a "first step," lawmakers say. → Read More

Senator amends insurance bills hoping to speed up savings to homeowners

The Legislature also decided to include a proposal addressing condominium reform after the Surfside collapse. → Read More

Homeowners won’t see insurance rate cuts for 18 months, or maybe never, senator says

Florida’s 7 million homeowners can forget about any immediate relief from rising property insurance rates. → Read More

Floridians won’t get home insurance relief soon, experts say

Florida lawmakers continue to blame trial lawyers and roofing fraud for rising insurance rates, but consumer advocates say the problem is state regulators have gone soft on carriers. → Read More

DeSantis doles out millions but fails to mention it mostly comes from Uncle Sam

DeSantis doles out millions, fails to mention it's federal money → Read More

DeSantis picks Cord Byrd as secretary of state, husband of QAnon, Capitol riot supporter

DeSantis picks Secretary of State whose wife defended Capitol insurrection, QAnon → Read More

Secretary of State Lee resigns amid legal challenges, election preparations

Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee resigns amid several legal challenges. → Read More

Florida’s permit plan would speed up wetlands destruction, critics say

Pay-to-pay permitting process for utilities could speed wetlands demise → Read More

Floridians may get to carry guns without a permit. How would it affect them and Disney?

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing yet another proposal that leaves a lot of unanswered questions about what supporters call “constitutional carry” of guns. → Read More