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 2019-11-08 11:00 

Idaho Statesman

Rubio leads group of senators interested in allowing college athletes to make money...

Florida's football-crazed U.S. senator is drawing up plans to create a national standard for compensating college athletes for their names, images and likenesses weeks after California passed legislation and a ... Click to Continue...

 2019-11-05 12:35 

Idaho Statesman

Florida high court set to clarify voting rights for felons...

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether felons can be kept from voting if they haven't paid fines, fees and restitution. Lawyers for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and ... Click to Continue...

 2019-10-24 14:51 

Idaho Statesman

Florida Gov. DeSantis endorses bills allowing student athletes to profit off their images...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his support Thursday for a pair of bills that would allow students to profit off of their likenesses and images. The bills, filed by Rep. ... Click to Continue...

 2019-10-24 00:52 

Idaho Statesman

Florida Senate backs sheriff's ouster over Parkland shooting...

The Florida Senate handed a political victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, as the chamber backed the suspension of a county sheriff who the Republican governor said bungled the ... Click to Continue...

 2019-10-21 13:05 

Idaho Statesman

Florida senate reconvenes to consider fate of fired sheriff...

The Florida Senate is reconvening in a special session to begin debating whether it will reinstate a county sheriff dismissed by Gov. Ron DeSantis over the handling of last year's ... Click to Continue...

 2019-09-16 18:03 

Idaho Statesman

DeSantis' fundraising shows cash, appointments linked...

Proud of his nonstop approach to leading Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis also hasn't taken much of a break from fundraising — quietly salting away almost $2.6 million in contributions since ... Click to Continue...

 2019-07-09 16:06 

Idaho Statesman

Airline starts seasonal flights between Orlando and Israel...

Direct flights between Israel and Florida's busiest airport are starting next week. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials on Tuesday announced the kickoff of the weekly, seasonal flights on ... Click to Continue...

 2019-07-02 18:23 

Idaho Statesman

Florida Gov. DeSantis lists net worth of $284,605...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is no Rick Scott when it comes to wealth. DeSantis ended 2018 with a net worth of $283,604.52, far below that of predecessor Scott, who listed ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-25 15:41 

Idaho Statesman

New Florida laws on gardens, opioids and street racing...

Street racing, vegetable gardens and opioid abuse are among the topics of several bills signed into Florida law. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bills late Monday afternoon, including a ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-21 09:32 

Idaho Statesman

Hurricane recovery, affordable housing funds for Keys...

Officials say the Florida Keys will receive $21 million for Hurricane Irma recovery, along with $35 million for affordable housing. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the money during a Thursday news ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-18 15:52 

Idaho Statesman

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job...

A lawyer says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not facts. ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-14 17:49 

Idaho Statesman

Florida governor signs bill banning sanctuary policies...

All law enforcement agencies in Florida will have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday during a ceremony that often felt ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-11 16:56 

Idaho Statesman

Florida governor signs bill for foreign drug importation...

Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and other foreign countries under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis, if the federal government gives ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-09 07:45 

Idaho Statesman

Palm Beach County looking to start needle exchange program...

Palm Beach County could become the second county in the state to start a needle exchange program. County officials are waiting for Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign a bill giving ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-08 18:54 

Idaho Statesman

Feds give $480M to Florida timber industry after hurricane...

Governor Ron DeSantis says nearly half a billion dollars from the federal government will help Florida timber growers recover from the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The governor met with U.S. ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-08 01:43 

Idaho Statesman

Governor signs bill creating hurdles to change constitution...

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Friday that creates more hurdles for citizens to change the Florida Constitution through petition drives. The bill signed into law without comment requires paid ... Click to Continue...

 2019-06-04 16:31 

Idaho Statesman

Florida governor: Meeting in Israel didn't violate law...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says a lawsuit filed by an open government watchdog group claiming a meeting with the state's Cabinet he held in Israel is frivolous. DeSantis and Florida's ... Click to Continue...

 2019-05-29 12:09 

Idaho Statesman

Judge won't stop Florida Cabinet from meeting in Israel...

A judge in Florida denied an emergency motion from the First Amendment Foundation seeking to prevent Gov. Ron DeSantis from convening a Cabinet meeting during a trip to Jerusalem. The ... Click to Continue...

 2019-05-27 11:36 

Idaho Statesman

Governor: Trade mission will help boost state's economy...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is leading a delegation on a four-day trade mission to help boost the state's economy and solidify its bonds with Israel. The Republican governor addressed 100 ... Click to Continue...

 2019-05-25 19:06 

Idaho Statesman

Florida governor, Cabinet begin trade mission in Israel...

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was on his way to Israel Saturday with a delegation of close to 100 people, a trip that will include a ceremonial meeting with the ... Click to Continue...

 2019-05-14 15:54 

Idaho Statesman

DeSantis: Russians accessed 2 Florida voting databases...

Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Tuesday. DeSantis said the ... Click to Continue...

 2019-05-08 23:25 

Idaho Statesman

Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers...

More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after ... Click to Continue...

 2019-05-04 03:40 

Idaho Statesman

Florida House passes school, hurricane tax holidays...

Floridians would once again enjoy sales tax holidays this year for back-to-school and hurricane supplies under legislation sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis by lawmakers. The holidays are part of a ... Click to Continue...

 2019-05-04 01:38 

Idaho Statesman

Florida passes bill creating hurdles to change constitution...

Florida would place new regulations on people paid to gather petitions for constitutional amendments under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The language was placed on a bill ... Click to Continue...

 2019-04-29 15:23 

Idaho Statesman

Florida passes anti-Semitism bill for public schools...

A bill prohibiting anti-Semitism in Florida's public schools and universities is going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Senate unanimously passed the bill Monday, two days after a gunman opened ... Click to Continue...

 2019-03-16 11:36 

Idaho Statesman

The week ahead: Vaping, veggies on Florida lawmakers' plates...

Two weeks into Florida's annual 60-day legislative session and lawmakers have only sent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis one bill — legislation that will repeal the ban on smokable medical marijuana. ... Click to Continue...

 2019-03-05 09:49 

Idaho Statesman

Florida Gov. DeSantis to lay out 1st year agenda...

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will give his first State of the State address in a speech that's expected to focus on economic issues, the environment, education, public safety and ... Click to Continue...

 2019-01-19 14:30 

Idaho Statesman

Florida's new Trump-backed governor seeks to broaden appeal...

Florida voters who expected new Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to be politically divisive because of his strong ties to President Donald Trump may be surprised by the quick actions he's ... Click to Continue...

 2019-01-11 16:19 

Idaho Statesman

Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the independently elected Cabinet granted a pardon to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago. The posthumous pardons were ... Click to Continue...

 2019-01-11 01:47 

Idaho Statesman

Fla. governor to suspend sheriff who was in charge during Parkland shooting response...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been slowly spelling out Broward Sheriff Scott Israel's fate all week, indicating in a series of press gaggles that he was likely considering the embattled politician's ... Click to Continue...

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