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Gov. Ron DeSantis address on coronavirus in Tallahassee March 24, 2020
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SKY News
July 02, 2020 - 12:12 pm
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis grabbed a lot of attention this week by approving the state budget, creating new restrictions on girls seeking abortions, signing environmental legislation and new requirements for employers to use E-verify to confirm new hires are eligible to work in the U.S. But those...
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Tallahassee-Florida Capitol
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July 01, 2020 - 8:46 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is addressing sea level rise, iguanas, pythons and algae in a number of new Florida laws. A bill he signed Tuesday attempts to rein in the blue-green algae blooms that have hurt tourism and wildlife. The day before he signed a bill requiring public coastal construction...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis
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July 01, 2020 - 8:32 am
Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion under a bill signed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis chose to sign the abortion bill with no fanfare and out of the public eye on Tuesday. DeSantis asked lawmakers to send him the bill during...
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Eldis Sula
June 30, 2020 - 1:41 pm
A dramatic surge in Florida coronavirus cases has officials wondering who precisely is to blame for the state’s high new numbers. During a Sunday press conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis pitted the uptick in infections on younger residents.
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Amos Morale III
June 29, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Beaches in several Florida counties will be closed during the upcoming holiday weekend as the state responds to record numbers of cases of COVID-19.
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Rebekah Sager
June 26, 2020 - 3:36 pm
In light of the overwhelming surge of new COVID-19 cases, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has announced it will ban alcohol consumption in its bars.
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Eric Rodriguez, co-owner of Disinfectant Firm, Tampa, disinfects a map of Florida using Proxitane AHC at The Galley tavern in St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
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SKY News
June 25, 2020 - 8:08 am
Florida’s new confirmed coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, causing three states to order its residents into quarantine if they visit. The state posted a 25% jump in confirmed cases Wednesday, then 40% on Thursday, shattering the previous records set last week and five times the level of just two...
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
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SKY News
June 25, 2020 - 7:40 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is sticking to his promise to give teachers $500 million in raises despite plummeting state revenue because of the coronavirus. DeSantis signed the bill at a Miami-Dade County school Wednesday. Raising teacher salaries was a top priority for DeSantis in the legislative...
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Maria Iraola wipes down the sidewalk tables of the Argentino Las Olas restaurant as it prepares to open to customers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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June 24, 2020 - 8:51 am
A popular bar where dozens of workers and patrons have come down with the new coronavirus in Florida has had its alcohol license suspended. It happened Monday after a state inspector found patrons weren’t socially distancing and following other rules meant to slow the virus’ spread. State officials...
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Pugh Hall on the University of Florida campus
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June 24, 2020 - 8:34 am
Florida’s 12 public universities are given the green light to welcome students and faculty back to campus in the fall. College officials outlined measures and restrictions to prevent the further spread of the new coronavirus at a Tuesday meeting with the state's Board of Governors in Orlando. The...
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