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 2020-07-08 09:33 

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Democrats: Gov. DeSantis' virus inaction cost Floridian lives...

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 impose tougher restrictions on businesses has caused unnee...

 2020-07-07 19:26 

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DeSantis extends state of emergency in Florida as Democrats blast his response to pandemic...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order to once again extend the ongoing state of emergency for another 60 days....

 2020-07-07 16:46 

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As theme parks reopen, DeSantis expects better jobs outlook...

Gov. Ron DeSantis expects Florida to see "positive" jobs numbers next week when a June unemployment report is released....

 2020-07-02 12:36 

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Gov. DeSantis backs proposals for Space Force headquarters in Florida...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has endorsed six Florida counties and three cities that hope to land the command headquarters of the U.S. Space Force....

 2020-07-01 22:27 

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Overdue rent, mortgages pile up as eviction moratorium extends to August 1...

Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the freeze on evictions in Florida for at least another 30 days, providing relief to many out-of-work renters, but adding to the struggle of some landlords....

 2020-06-30 22:00 

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DeSantis signs bill requiring parental consent for abortion...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that will require parental consent before minors can have abortions, a long-sought goal of abortion opponents in Florida....

 2020-06-30 21:53 

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Governor approves protections for new 400,000-acre Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve...

For all its natural beauty, the Nature Coast has not been protected as an aquatic preserve until Governor Ron DeSantis last night signed a bill passed in the legislature creating the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve. It consists of more than 400,000 acres al...

 2020-06-30 17:38 

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

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's fragile seashore becaus...

 2020-06-30 01:15 

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DeSantis signs law banning sunscreen bans...

Gov. Ron DeSantis late Monday signed 28 bills into law, including a controversial measure that will prevent local governments from imposing bans on certain types of sunscreen....

 2020-06-29 22:00 

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DeSantis signs Florida budget; vetoes $1-billion...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday slashed $1 billion before signing a $92.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, as he tries to keep lawmakers from having to come back to Tallahassee ahead of the November elections to address revenue shortfalls caused b...

 2020-06-29 10:14 

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Gov. DeSantis signs into law bill to speed up recounts...

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....

 2020-06-29 03:17 

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"I'd rather have those places open," Governor DeSantis says on bar closures...

Governor Ron DeSantis joined a panel of medical experts at the Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Sunday....

 2020-06-28 19:41 

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Governor DeSantis signs into law bill to speed up recounts...

Florida Governor 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....

 2020-06-27 21:43 

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Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will not make face masks mandatory, says it would 'backfire'...

He advised residents to continue to be vigilant and avoid crowds if you can....

 2020-06-26 22:04 

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DeSantis doubles down against masks despite spike in cases, saying mandate would 'backfire'...

On a day where Florida shattered its record for the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated that he would not make face coverings mandatory statewide....

 2020-06-26 16:23 

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As cases spike, DeSantis says Florida isn't ready for third phase of reopening...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida isn't ready for the next phase of his effort to reinvigorate the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-25 22:05 

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DeSantis signs school vouchers expansion...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed legislation that will dramatically expand a voucher program that helps students go to private schools, the latest step in a two-decade push to expand school choice in Florida....

 2020-06-25 20:13 

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DeSantis: 'We are where we are;' no plans to move forward or backward in reopening...

Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed the state's spiking COVID-19 cases again on Thursday, insisting that he won't roll back any of the reopening measures, but he also has no plans to move ahead with more....

 2020-06-24 19:14 

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DeSantis pledges funds to make Florida No.5 in the country for teacher compensation...

From Mater Academy Charter School in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis announced there will be $500 million in the state's budget to increase teacher salaries at both charter and district schools in the state....

 2020-06-22 09:56 

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DeSantis hits back at Cuomo's plan to quarantine Floridians, asking they avoid nursing homes...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hit back Saturday at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over a possible coronavirus quarantine for visitors, asking that he "not quarantine any Floridians in nursing homes."...

 2020-06-19 22:47 

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DeSantis says masks should be voluntary...

While calls to require residents to wear face masks grow louder amid rising COVID-19 cases, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to maintain his position that mask-wearing should be voluntary....

 2020-06-19 00:27 

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Florida child welfare system gets overhaul with signing of Jordan's Law...

State Representative Chris Latvala (R-67th District) celebrated the "proudest" moment of his public service career Thursday after Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 43 aka Jordan's Law....

 2020-06-18 15:40 

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Farm workers: DeSantis' COVID remarks 'shameful'...

Farm workers are pushing back after Gov. Ron DeSantis said clusters of "overwhelmingly Hispanic" day laborers and agriculture workers are the source for Florida's recent surge in coronavirus cases....

 2020-06-18 10:21 

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Election officials: DeSantis' emergency order falls short on protecting voters...

The president of the Florida's election oversight group weighed in Wednesday night on Governor Ron DeSantis' emergency executive order regarding the state's upcoming elections....

 2020-06-17 20:57 

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Orlando airport pushes back on DeSantis' claim that over half of its workers tested positive for COVID-19...

Florida's largest regional airport on Wednesday pushed back on claims made by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that more than half of 500 airport workers tested for COVID-19 came back positive....

 2020-06-17 18:58 

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DeSantis says spike in virus cases will not slow economy...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he has no intention of reclosing Florida's economy as the state's daily reported coronavirus cases rose sharply to a record level, saying many of the newly detected are young and healthy and unlikely to suffer seriou...

 2020-06-12 21:35 

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DeSantis signs bill allowing student-athlete compensation...

Surrounded by sports standouts, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday put his signature on a bill intended to allow student-athletes at Florida colleges and universities to cash in on their names and likenesses....

 2020-06-12 18:11 

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill allowing college athletes to make money off their fame...

The new rule will begin in Florida in July of 2021....

 2020-06-11 17:44 

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Florida's public schools should reopen this fall, governor says...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he expects to see the state's public schools open this fall, and he joined his education commissioner to unveil his vision for that process Thursday....

 2020-06-10 11:21 

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Wrongly convicted Florida man released after 43 years to receive $2M compensation...

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....

 2020-06-09 22:49 

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City of Weeki Wachee abolished, absorbed by Hernando County government...

Governor Ron DeSantis made it official: The city of Weeki Wachee is no more....

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