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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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March 02, 2019 - 4:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's 2019 Legislative session begins Tuesday with a new governor, new Legislative leaders, and new priorities. Nearly 3,000 bills already have been filed ahead of the 60-day legislative session on topics ranging from a ban on child-like sex dolls to adjustments to a school...
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February 21, 2019 - 6:59 am
ORLANDO (AP) — Florida's governor on Wednesday proposed bringing cheaper, Canadian prescription drugs to Florida as a way to cut health care costs. Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he wants to create an importation program that brings Canadian prescription drugs to the Sunshine State. It is illegal to...
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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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February 01, 2019 - 8:08 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he wants to overhaul the state's school standards in the next year. DeSantis on Thursday announced that he wants to remove all "vestiges" of Common Core that remain in the existing standards. The standards are important because school children take...
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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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January 12, 2019 - 9:26 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis began following up on a campaign promise to make the environment a priority by signing an order Thursday seeking to tackle Florida's problems with blue-green algae in its rivers and red tide off its coast. DeSantis signed the order in Bonita Springs...
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