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May 18, 2019 - 8:47 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida will become one of the last states to make texting while driving a primary traffic offense under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. The new law will also ban the use of any handheld wireless communications devices in school and construction zones...
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May 18, 2019 - 8:42 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida will begin planning three new major toll highways through mostly rural areas under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday over the objections of environmentalists who have otherwise praised him since taking office. The roads would take traffic off heavily...
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May 14, 2019 - 7:18 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More Florida counties must provide election materials and ballots in Spanish, a federal judge has ruled. An order Friday from U.S. District Judge Mark Walker expanded a temporary injunction that he had granted ahead of last fall's elections. Under Walker's latest order,...
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May 12, 2019 - 9:06 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed a bill that would have prevented Florida's local governments from banning plastic straws. DeSantis rejected the environmental regulation bill Friday, his first veto since taking office earlier this year. The legislation originally...
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May 09, 2019 - 7:08 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland. DeSantis signed the bill...
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President Trump 2018 campaign rally in Panama City; Hurricane Michael cleanup
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May 08, 2019 - 6:03 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Residents in parts of the Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael seven months ago hope President Donald Trump gets a glimpse of the continued suffering in the region when he arrives for a campaign rally Wednesday. Trump is coming to Panama City Beach for a re-...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:09 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year's mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on Wednesday to send the bill to GOP Gov. Ron...
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April 30, 2019 - 6:25 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper Canadian prescription drugs under a measure the state Legislature sent Monday to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who made it one of his top priorities. With minimal debate, the GOP-led House voted 93-20 and the Senate 27-13 in favor of the...
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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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