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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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January 10, 2019 - 8:15 am
MIAMI (AP) — With the first of his three picks for the Florida Supreme Court, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday chose a female Cuban-American appellate judge to become the state's newest justice. Barbara Lagoa, for the past 12 years a judge on the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami, was...
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January 08, 2019 - 7:05 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — When Ron DeSantis becomes Florida's next governor, he will continue a two-decade tradition of Republican control that has emphasized tax cuts, the growth of school voucher programs, and a deep skepticism about expanding the state's health care safety net. But DeSantis, who...
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January 06, 2019 - 10:10 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was sworn in as Florida's new governor on Tuesday with promises to keep taxes low and to make education and the environment a priority. In a speech filled with naval references, the former Navy officer also promised to be tough on...
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December 16, 2018 - 10:24 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Incoming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has named a state representative who is a member of the Army Reserves to be his veterans' affairs director. Republican state Rep. Danny Burgess became Saturday the third sitting legislator DeSantis has named to his administration. The 32-year-...
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November 20, 2018 - 5:07 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has two new leaders. Sen. Bill Galvano was selected Tuesday as the new Senate president, while Rep. Jose Oliva was chosen as the new House speaker. Galvano and Oliva were the sponsors of the major gun and school safety bill that...
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November 20, 2018 - 7:14 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's election is officially in the books two weeks after a contentious election that led to recounts and finger-pointing. The Elections Canvassing Commission met Tuesday morning to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election, which was thrown into disarray as recounts...
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November 16, 2018 - 4:57 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes. But the contest for governor between...
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November 10, 2018 - 6:33 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the unofficial...
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November 06, 2018 - 7:48 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — More than 5 million voters have already cast ballots in the battleground state of Florida as candidates for governor and U.S. Senate made their last pitches Monday, the day before the rest of the state chooses candidates. In the governor's race, Democratic Tallahassee Mayor...
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