Florida Legislature

Back-to-school shopping
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August 06, 2020 - 9:16 am
Need to stock up on school supplies and clothing? It's a good weekend for shoppers across Florida as the state holds its annual tax-free weekend for back-to-school bargains. Technology may be the hot ticket items as many students across the state are returning to classes remotely due to the...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis address on coronavirus in Tallahassee March 24, 2020
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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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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
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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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Gainesville Police
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February 26, 2020 - 7:41 am
One of the first bills in the 2020 legislative session signed into law will ensure no homeowners association, condominium or community entity can prevent Florida law enforcement officers from parking marked patrol cars where they can legally park any other vehicle. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the...
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Clarence Singleton registers to vote at the Lee County Supervisor of Elections office in Fort Myers, Florida.
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February 20, 2020 - 6:15 am
A federal appeals court says Florida cannot bar felons who served their time from registering to vote simply because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a Tallahassee federal judge's...
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NCAA
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February 18, 2020 - 7:10 am
Florida lawmakers are slowing down a move to give college athletes the right to profit from endorsement deals. That would give the NCAA more time to address the issue of compensation for the 450,000 athletes under its purview. The Florida Legislature appears on track to follow in the heels of...
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
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January 15, 2020 - 8:18 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents' permission to get an abortion. The Republican governor delivered his State of the State speech Tuesday, laying out his goals for his...
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