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 2022-06-24 19:07 

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Roe v. Wade overturned: U.S. Supreme Court's ruling adds fuel to Florida abortion battles...

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling drew fiercely polarized reactions in Florida, with Gov. Ron DeSantis saying the state will "work to expand pro-life protections."...

 2022-06-24 17:26 

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Supreme Court abortion ruling: 'Prayers of millions have been answered'...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says the...

 2022-06-22 16:50 

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DOJ: Andrew Gillum, former candidate for Florida governor, indicted on wire fraud charges...

Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor who nearly defeated Gov. Ron DeSantis in a run for Florida governor in 2018, has been indicted on wire fraud charges, according to the Department of Justice....

 2022-06-20 02:44 

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USF Marine Science Center may get second life after Governor DeSantis' veto...

Governor Ron DeSantis shocked local leaders earlier this month when he vetoed funding for a USF marine science hub that would have brought dozens of high-paying jobs to St. Pete....

 2022-06-17 19:56 

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Florida governor's campaign wants school board candidates to pledge support for 'DeSantis Education Agenda'...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' campaign is sending out a questionnaire to school board candidates, asking about their positions on issues such as critical race theory and masks in schools. It includes a certificate for candidates to pledge their support f...

 2022-06-17 18:13 

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New Florida law allows cities, counties to restrict smoking at parks, except cigars...

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure that will allow cities and counties to restrict smoking at beaches and parks that they own, but the potential restrictions cannot apply to unfiltered cigars....

 2022-06-17 14:20 

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Florida moves forward on proposal to deny Medicaid coverage for transgender treatments...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration is moving forward with a proposal that would deny Medicaid coverage for treatments such as puberty-blocking medication and hormone therapy for transgender people....

 2022-06-15 21:05 

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DeSantis announces director of newly reactivated Florida State Guard...

The Florida State Guard was disbanded after World War II, but it's now being reactivated after 75 years. Gov. Ron DeSantis says more than 1,200 people have already applied for the guard's 400 positions, and the state's new trained civilian def...

 2022-06-15 10:29 

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Elon Musk suggests he would vote for Ron DeSantis for president in 2024 election...

Elon Musk says he is predicting a red wave in 2022, and suggested he is leaning toward voting for Gov. Ron DeSantis for president, should he decide to run in 2024....

 2022-06-10 17:18 

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DeSantis signs new Florida law to cover medical costs for retired police dogs...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a new law to cover medical costs of retired police dogs, allowing their handlers to get reimbursed for up to $1,500 in annual veterinary costs. The retired K9s often have costly expenses from law enforcement injuries or other ...

 2022-06-08 20:23 

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Gov. DeSantis vetoes controversial Everglades bill...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed a controversial bill that he said could hinder Everglades restoration work. Environmental groups had urged the governor to veto the measure, arguing it could lead to destruction of the wetlands....

 2022-06-07 21:54 

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DeSantis signs school safety changes bill in wake of Uvalde mass shooting...

Two weeks after a deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, reignited debates about gun violence and securing schools, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday that will require mental-health "crisis intervention" training for on-campus offi...

 2022-06-06 22:03 

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Fight looms over transgender treatments in Medicaid...

National and state legal and LGBTQ-advocacy groups are preparing to fight a move by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration to deny Medicaid coverage for treatments such as hormone therapy and puberty-blocking medication for transgender people....

 2022-06-06 09:05 

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DeSantis cuts $75 million from USF environmental research facility...

A science research facility for USF St. Pete is up in the air after Gov. Ron DeSantis cut $3.1 billion out of the state's budget....

 2022-06-04 02:38 

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DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $3.13 Billion...

Pointing to a need to further brace the state against a potential recession, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued $3.13 billion in vetoes Thursday as he signed a record $109.9 billion budget for the fiscal year that will begin July 1....

 2022-06-03 20:38 

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Governor DeSantis nixes mask punishment for Florida school districts...

Breaking from the Legislature's efforts to punish school districts that imposed mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday directed Florida's new education commissioner to ignore a plan that would have made the distr...

 2022-06-02 19:33 

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Florida Supreme Court will not block DeSantis-backed congressional map...

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declined to jump into a congressional redistricting fight, leaving in place a lower-court decision that would clear the way for using a controversial plan that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed through the Legislature....

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