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March 19, 2019 - 3:01 pm
(PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, is being offered a deferred prosecution agreement in which he would not face prosecution and not be required to plead guilty to any charges surrounding his visits to a Florida spa in January that was...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:27 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's ban on the use of smokable medical marijuana by eligible patients ended Monday when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill repealing it. The Republican governor's signature on the first legislative bill he has approved since taking office in January was a top...
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March 08, 2019 - 4:56 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature met Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' deadline to hand him a bill to repeal the state's ban on smokable medical marijuana when the House passed the legislation Wednesday. While lawmakers aren't necessarily in favor of allowing medical marijuana to be...
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March 05, 2019 - 7:07 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave an anti-tax, pro-environment State of the State address Tuesday, asking lawmakers to be bold as they tackle issues like education, school safety and health care. It was as much a recap of his whirlwind first two months in office as it was...
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March 02, 2019 - 4:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's 2019 Legislative session begins Tuesday with a new governor, new Legislative leaders, and new priorities. Nearly 3,000 bills already have been filed ahead of the 60-day legislative session on topics ranging from a ban on child-like sex dolls to adjustments to a school...
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February 21, 2019 - 6:59 am
ORLANDO (AP) — Florida's governor on Wednesday proposed bringing cheaper, Canadian prescription drugs to Florida as a way to cut health care costs. Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he wants to create an importation program that brings Canadian prescription drugs to the Sunshine State. It is illegal to...
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February 21, 2019 - 6:55 am
Record 126.1 million tourists for Florida in 2018 Increases 6.2 percent for eighth consecutive record year MIAMI (AP) — Florida tourism officials say a record number of visitors came to the state last year. Visit Florida, the state's official tourism marketing corporation, announced Wednesday that...
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February 20, 2019 - 5:47 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that would require Florida law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal authorities that enforce immigration laws and ban so-called sanctuary policies received its first approval Tuesday over the protests of immigrant advocates. Republican Sen. Joe Gruters, the...
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February 19, 2019 - 2:40 pm
ORLANDO (AP) — The president of the University of Central Florida is offering to resign following criticism over the school's use of $38 million in leftover operating money on the construction of a new academic building. UCF President Dale Whittaker sent a letter offering to resign on Tuesday to...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:16 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of students and adults across Florida and beyond bowed their heads in a moment of silence Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead. "It's a permanent sore...
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