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August 16, 2019 - 1:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in July. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday the rate moving from 3.4 percent in June to 3.3 percent. DeSantis said more than 28,000 jobs were created across Florida in July, and more than 218,000 added in the past year. The state remains...
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August 11, 2019 - 8:59 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican governor on Friday asked the state's high court to rule on whether convicted felons must pay all fines and fees before getting their voting rights restored in a move that competes with ongoing litigation in federal court on that same question. Gov. Ron...
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August 07, 2019 - 11:44 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Standing in front of a hissing, squirming 12-foot-long python Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he's doubling resources to remove the invasive species that's destroying the natural food chain in Florida's delicate Everglades. The state has been paying select hunters to...
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July 25, 2019 - 8:11 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wants to use $166 million in Volkswagen settlement money to install electric vehicle charging stations along Florida's Turnpike and to replace diesel buses and shuttle vans with electric models. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement Wednesday at a...
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June 29, 2019 - 9:12 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florida felons will have to pay court-ordered financial obligations if they want their voting rights restored under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. During the spring legislative session, Democrats argued that forcing felons who've completed their prison...
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June 12, 2019 - 7:11 am
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and other countries under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis, if the federal government gives it a green light. The Republican governor signed the bill in The Villages,...
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May 28, 2019 - 7:52 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a memorandum of agreement between Space Florida and the Israel Space Agency during a four-day trade mission to help boost the state's economy. The agreement signed Monday includes projects the agencies will work on, including the launching of...
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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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