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 2020-07-07 16:58 

New Haven Register

Democrats: DeSantis' virus inaction is killing Floridians...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Democratic congressional delegation blasted Gov. Ron DeSantis' response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying Tuesday that his refusal to issue statewide orders requiring masks and closing beaches is killing Fl...

 2020-07-01 20:41 

New Haven Register

DeSantis signs dozens of bills before deadline...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis grabbed a lot of attention this week by approving the state budget, creating new restrictions on girls seeking abortions, signing environmental legislation and new requirements for employers to use E-veri...

 2020-07-01 15:15 

New Haven Register

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 21:45 

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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 

New Haven Register

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 

New Haven Register

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 

New Haven Register

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 21:09 

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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...

 2020-06-25 21:45 

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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...

 2020-06-20 19:19 

New Haven Register

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 22:08 

New Haven Register

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 

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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 

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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...

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