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 2020-07-02 19:44 

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Gov. Ron DeSantis' plea for July 4: No crowds, no tight spaces...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday pleaded with Floridians to avoid enclosed spaces and crowds over the Independence Day weekend, as the state posted over 10,000 cases of the coronavirus — a single-day high — ahead of a visit from Vice President Mi...

 2020-07-01 15:15 

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Without fanfare, Florida governor signs E-Verify legislation...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Without fanfare, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law an expansion of Florida's use of a federal database to verify an employee's immigration status. But it's far from the sweeping change he sought: Influential industries...

 2020-06-30 21:12 

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Florida gov chooses side in sunscreen debate: Slather away!...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - When it comes to sunscreen, skin cancer and coral reefs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken the side of sun worshipers who have gotten tacit approval to slather away. The Republican governor late Monday announced that he signed i...

 2020-06-30 16:06 

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Florida takes step to protect coast from rising sea levels...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Further acknowledging that climate change is a growing concern in his state, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a measure requiring public coastal construction projects to first be reviewed for impacts on the state'...

 2020-06-28 21:18 

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Florida beaches closed over July 4 weekend increase...

MIAMI (AP) - Officials are announcing more beaches will be closing again to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus as officials try to tamp down on large gatherings amid a spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news co...

 2020-06-28 21:09 

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More Florida beaches announce closures as virus cases rise...

MIAMI (AP) - Officials are announcing more beaches will be closing again to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus as officials try to tamp down on large gatherings amid a spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news co...

 2020-06-28 17:20 

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Florida governor signs into law bill to speed up recounts...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law this weekend that allows local elections officials across the state to use a secondary system to speed up recounts and verify the accuracy of results. The governor approved the voti...

 2020-06-25 21:45 

Washington Times

Florida governor expands school voucher program...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Thursday that expands an existing school voucher program to allow more lower income families to participate. The bill expands the income level for which families can receive a vou...

 2020-06-24 22:07 

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DeSantis signs bill for $500 million in teacher raises...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Wednesday to raise the minimum teacher salary to $47,500 and provide other raises at a cost of $500 million despite state revenue plummeting because of the coronavirus. Raising te...

 2020-06-24 13:00 

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Florida enacts heat stroke protections for student athletes...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A grieving mother's plea to Florida lawmakers was fulfilled when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure requiring schools to do more to protect student athletes from heat strokes, including having water-filled tubs at games and pr...

 2020-06-20 19:19 

Washington Times

Florida governor stiffens penalties against bear poaching...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Black bears, once a threatened species in Florida, will get stiffened protections against poachers, some of whom see the animals resurgence as a growing nuisance. Gov. Ron DeSantis agreed to increase the penalties against illegal ...

 2020-06-19 17:03 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: Positive cases are among younger people...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that many of the Floridians testing positive for COVID-19 are in their 30s and do not show symptoms, so "plenty" of hospital capacity remains. Mr. DeSantis, a Republican, addressed the pandemic from Miami as his state...

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