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 2020-07-01 20:41 

San Francisco Chronicle

DeSantis signs dozens of bills before deadline...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis grabbed a lot of attention this week......

 2020-07-01 15:15 

San Francisco Chronicle

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Without fanfare, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law an......

 2020-06-30 21:45 

San Francisco Chronicle

Florida governor signs abortion parental consent bill...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parent's permission before having an abortion under a bill signed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday. Despite holding a news conference to sign environmental legisla...

 2020-06-30 21:12 

San Francisco Chronicle

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 

San Francisco Chronicle

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'...

 2020-06-29 18:25 

San Francisco Chronicle

Florida governor signs $92.2B budget after slashing $1B...

TALLAHASSEE, Fa. (AP) - Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slashed $1 billion from the state budget lawmakers approved in March, including some of his own priorities. He said the drop in revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic forced him to make diff...

 2020-06-28 21:50 

San Francisco Chronicle

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...

 2020-06-25 21:45 

San Francisco Chronicle

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 

San Francisco Chronicle

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 

San Francisco Chronicle

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...

 2020-06-19 22:08 

San Francisco Chronicle

New Florida law will ban pelvic exams without consent...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Doctors and medical students won't be able to perform pelvic exams on unconscious patients without their informed consent under a bill signed by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis late Thursday. The new law that goes into ef...

 2020-06-19 19:25 

San Francisco Chronicle

Florida governor says spike in COVID-19 due to more testing...

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis downplayed a continued rise in confirmed coronavirus cases after the state reopened by saying Friday that as testing increases, more asymptomatic younger people are driving up positive results. He also hin...

 2020-06-18 19:19 

San Francisco Chronicle

Florida governor suggests closing schools during elections...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis moved to give elections officials across the state some relief, by closing schools so they can be used as polling places, allowing state employees to staff precincts and providing more time to count absen...

 2020-06-12 16:58 

San Francisco Chronicle

Florida governor signs college athlete NIL compensation bill...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed into law a bill that will allow college athletes in the state to earn money from endorsement deals. The law won't go into effect until July 2021. By then, both the NCAA and Congress could have rules or legisl...

 2020-06-10 12:52 

San Francisco Chronicle

Florida city known for mermaids now sleeps with the fishes...

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida city known for its mermaid shows now sleeps with the fishes. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Tuesday dissolving the city of Weeki Wachee. The city located about 50 miles north of Tampa was founded in 196...

 2020-06-10 01:12 

San Francisco Chronicle

Florida gov approves $2M to compensate wrongly convicted man...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday to compensate a former death row inmate $2 million who was released after 43 years in prison for a murder authorities now say he didn't commit. Clifford Williams was r...

 2020-06-10 00:57 

San Francisco Chronicle

Florida gov OKs $6M for man paralyzed by deputy shooting...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday approving a $6 million payment to a black man who was left paralyzed when a sheriff's deputy mistook his cellphone for a handgun and shot him four times. The Palm Beach Sheri...

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