Florida Legislature

April 22, 2019 - 8:07 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florida lawmakers are considering several measures to address the state's long documented election woes. Problems with ballot counting - from the controversial 2000 presidential election to the 2018 statewide election - prompted Spring Hill Republican Rep. Blaise Ingoglia and two House...
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March 29, 2019 - 7:24 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Three major highways could be created in mostly rural areas of Florida under legislation approved by a House panel Thursday and also moving in the Senate. The House Appropriations transportation and tourism panel voted 9-3 for its bill, a top priority in the 60-day session of...
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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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