Education: University of FloridaLori Rozsa is a reporter based in Florida who covers the state for The Washington Post. She is a former correspondent for People magazine and a former reporter and bureau chief for the Miami Herald.
DeSantis is not having a great week in court. A judge today sided with a group called Dream Defenders, the ACLU, and others who sued the state over the HB1 law that DeSantis and the state legislature made their top priority this year. The judge granted a preliminary injunction the groups asked for, saying the state can’t enforce the new law until the entire case is decided.
Leon County Judge John C. Cooper for a second time sided with parents who said an executive order from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) overstepped the state’s authority in restricting school districts from requiring masks.
Florida accounts for a fifth of all new U.S. coronavirus infections and current hospitalizations. It also illustrates a new dynamic in the pandemic now that vaccines are widely available: Some Republican leaders have decided new surges are tolerable and do not require a robust response to quell.
In Miami-Dade County, preservationists have long fought to protect the character of the area from the onslaught of opulent high-rise condos and hotels along the coast. In no place is that more true, perhaps, than Surfside.
Jul 3, 2021
About Lori Rozsa
Lori Rozsa is a reporter based in Florida who covers the state for The Washington Post. She is a former correspondent for People magazine and a former reporter and bureau chief for the Miami Herald.