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November 26, 2019 - 6:59 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's Republican governor began his push Friday to win support for mandatory immigration checks on millions of workers, linking public safety with his efforts to keep people who are living in the country illegally out of his state. Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing lawmakers to...
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November 07, 2019 - 4:52 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court began considering Wednesday whether a voter-approved constitutional amendment restoring the voting rights of felons who complete their sentences means they also have to pay court-ordered fines, fees and restitution. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis believes...
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 Sheriff Scott Israel on March 24, 2017 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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October 24, 2019 - 10:27 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate handed a political victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, as the chamber backed the suspension of a county sheriff who the Republican governor said bungled the response to last year's mass shooting in Parkland that killed 17 people. The 25-15 vote for...
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October 08, 2019 - 6:38 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will ask the Legislature to increase the minimum starting salary for public school teachers to $47,500 a year. DeSantis made his announcement in Clay County on Monday, where he said the average teacher starting salary is just under $39,000 a year...
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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville Beach in November 1994. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
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August 23, 2019 - 4:35 am
STARKE (AP) — Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. The U.S. Supreme...
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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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