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February 13, 2019 - 8:05 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House began moving a bill Tuesday designed to comply with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' demand that lawmakers repeal a ban on smokable medical marijuana by mid-March, but there remain differences with a similar bill moving in the Senate. The House Health and...
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February 13, 2019 - 7:46 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature took the first steps to expand a law that now allows some teachers to carry guns in schools when the Senate Education Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would make all teachers eligible for the program. The committee approved the bill on a 5-3...
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February 05, 2019 - 8:23 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the Legislature to repeal a ban on smokable medical marijuana, but it became clear Monday that some fellow Republicans might not be on board. DeSantis took office last month and said firmly that he wanted lawmakers to repeal the ban signed into law...
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Imagn
February 01, 2019 - 8:08 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he wants to overhaul the state's school standards in the next year. DeSantis on Thursday announced that he wants to remove all "vestiges" of Common Core that remain in the existing standards. The standards are important because school children take...
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Imagn
January 31, 2019 - 8:41 am
PEMBROKE PINES (AP) — The FBI and local police are investigating a Miami-area mystery: Who dug a narrow tunnel that burrowed beneath a road and pointed toward a quiet suburban bank branch office? FBI spokesman Mike Leverock said Wednesday that officials were notified after a motorist reported what...
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January 31, 2019 - 8:24 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — New toll roads. Election law changes. School safety. A possible rollback of health care regulations. Florida's top legislative leaders and Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined some of their top priorities Wednesday during the annual Associated Press legislative planning meeting. During the...
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January 26, 2019 - 9:09 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A long-simmering ethics investigation of former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum heated up Friday when a state ethics panel said there was probable cause that Gillum violated Florida's ethics law. The state's ethics commission voted in a closed-door meeting Friday...
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ABC News
January 23, 2019 - 5:12 pm
SEBRING (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday, killing five people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police said. The shooter called police to report that he had fired shots inside the bank in Sebring, in central Florida. Negotiations failed to persuade the barricaded man to...
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January 20, 2019 - 8:57 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida voters who expected new Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to be politically divisive because of his strong ties to President Donald Trump may be surprised by the quick actions he's taken in his first two weeks in office. DeSantis announced a bold plan to address environmental...
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January 18, 2019 - 6:38 am
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the Legislature's implementation of a medical marijuana law and said Thursday that if they don't fix it quickly, he'll take matters into his own hands. DeSantis wants a new law by mid-March that will end a ban on smokable...
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