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 2020-07-02 20:13 

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Pence, DeSantis meet at Tampa hospital to discuss coronavirus...

Hours after Florida reported more the highest number of new cases of coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence visited with Gov. Ron DeSantis emerged from a meeting at Tampa General Hospital to reassure residents that the state can handle the upsurge in case...

 2020-07-02 00:16 

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DeSantis' budget routes millions more in funding to Edward Waters College...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that's he's allocating millions of state dollars to Historically Black Colleges and Universities....

 2020-06-30 23:20 

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Gov. DeSantis signs school panic alarm bill...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that will require each public school in the state to have a "panic alert system" starting in the 2021-2022 academic year....

 2020-06-30 22:03 

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Florida governor signs abortion parental consent bill...

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....

 2020-06-30 21:22 

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Florida gov chooses side in sunscreen debate: Slather away!...

When it comes to sunscreen, skin cancer and coral reefs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is siding with sun worshipers who have gotten tacit approval to slather away....

 2020-06-30 20:51 

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Florida's eviction moratorium scheduled to expire Wednesday...

Gov. Ron DeSantis' moratorium on evictions expires Wednesday, and thousands in Florida could soon face being removed from their homes....

 2020-06-30 16:06 

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

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 because of rising sea levels....

 2020-06-30 03:52 

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Gov. DeSantis backs bill on 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 21:07 

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

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is cutting more than $1 billion from the budget the Legislature approved in March....

 2020-06-29 17:45 

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Gov. DeSantis signs budget, vetoes $1 billion...

Pointing to "difficult circumstances," Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday said he signed a $92.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year after vetoing about $1 billion in spending....

 2020-06-28 23:30 

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Gov. DeSantis gives update on rising COVID-19 cases in Florida...

A "less aggressive strain" of the coronavirus is how doctors characterized the current COVID-19 strain during a news conference with Governor Ron DeSantis....

 2020-06-28 20:32 

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Florida governor signs into law bill to speed up recounts...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a bill that allows local elections officials across the state to use a secondary system to speed up recounts and verify the accuracy of results....

 2020-06-28 18:11 

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WATCH LIVE: Gov. DeSantis holds COVID-19 news conference...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a news conference regarding COVID-19 at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola....

 2020-06-27 23:08 

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Gov. DeSantis signs 15 bills, budget awaits action...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 15 bills from this year's legislative session, including a measure aimed at helping protect firefighters from cancer-causing chemicals....

 2020-06-26 21:34 

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Florida's much-touted pay raise leaves experienced teachers feeling ignored...

The I-TEAM found at least half of the full-time teachers in Florida would qualify for a pay raise under a new funding measure signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. But those who will benefit the most are newer teachers in the state's less affluent counties -- ...

 2020-06-26 20:38 

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DeSantis preaches vigilance as COVID-19 cases surge among young Floridians...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that a big reason for the rise positivity rate and the number of new COVID-19 cases in Florida is the community transmission driven younger people in the state....

 2020-06-25 21:03 

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DeSantis: No plans to move to next phase of reopening Florida amid spike...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he has no plans of moving to the third and final phase of reopening the Florida economy as the state continues to see a surge in new COVID-19 cases....

 2020-06-24 18:23 

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WATCH LIVE: Gov. DeSantis makes 'major announcement' at Florida charter school...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will make a "major announcement" at Mater Academy Charter School in Hialeah Gardens at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday....

 2020-06-24 18:15 

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Mayor: City inspectors to join state in checking bars, restaurants...

Mayor Lenny Curry said the city has created a task force to handle enforcement locally in connection with Gov. Ron DeSantis' crackdown on bars and restaurants not following coronavirus guidelines....

 2020-06-24 15:29 

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'Donna's Law' to protect kids from predators signed by governor...

A law that eliminates the statute of limitations for sexual assault against minors that Florida's Legislature earlier this year was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis....

 2020-06-23 23:27 

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University reopening plans given green light...

As Gov. Ron DeSantis increasingly points to young adults as the source for a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida, public universities across the state are moving forward with plans to reopen campuses in the fall....

 2020-06-23 16:24 

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WATCH LIVE: Gov. DeSantis holds COVID-19 news conference in Orlando...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a news conference regarding COVID-19 at Orlando Health on Tuesday....

 2020-06-21 17:21 

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DeSantis: Florida will crack down on bars, restaurants not social distancing...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday said the state would begin cracking down on restaurants and bars that don't follow guidelines limiting the number of people inside the establishments but stood by his decision not to mandate that people wear masks....

 2020-06-20 21:07 

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Gov. DeSantis signs bills on school bus safety, bear poaching...

Continuing to gradually finish the work of this year's legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 21 bills, including measures aimed at improving school-bus safety and preventing bear poaching....

 2020-06-20 19:03 

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WATCH LIVE: Gov. DeSantis holds COVID-19 news conference...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a news conference regarding COVID-19....

 2020-06-20 14:44 

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Gov. 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 18:04 

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Gov. DeSantis: Median age of Florida COVID-19 patients declining...

Florida has seen a dramatic decrease in the median age of people testing positive for COVID-19 over the last couple of weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday....

 2020-06-19 15:46 

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DeSantis signs bill to bolster child welfare in Florida...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed 21 bills into law, including measures aimed at better protecting vulnerable children and preventing inappropriate pelvic exams on women....

 2020-06-19 14:57 

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State seeks to put Florida felons' voting ruling on hold...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling that would pave the way for hundreds of thousands of Floridians who have been convicted of felonies to register and vote in November....

 2020-06-19 14:40 

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'Painful' health care vetoes predicted for Florida budget...

Gov. Ron DeSantis' vow this week to make deep cuts in the new state budget has health-care advocates and lawmakers on edge....

 2020-06-18 21:26 

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Florida governor's election help likely too little, too late...

Florida could close schools during the state's primary in August and during the presidential election in November under an executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis...

 2020-06-18 20:56 

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Florida governor suggests closing schools during elections...

Florida could close schools during the state's primary in August and during the presidential election in November under an executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis....

 2020-06-18 17:27 

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Farmworkers call DeSantis' remarks about day laborers and coronavirus '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 17:20 

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Florida boosts COVID-19 testing for long-term care workers...

Staff members at nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be required to be tested for COVID-19 every two weeks under a pair of emergency rules issued Wednesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration....

 2020-06-17 20:01 

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Gov. DeSantis said 260 Orlando airport workers tested positive for COVID-19. OIA says not quite...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said 260 workers at the Orlando International Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus after nearly 500 employees were tested but according to the airport management that's not the case, WKMG reported....

 2020-06-17 16:22 

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DeSantis promises big cuts to Florida budget after pandemic losses...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will soon slash enough spending from the state's proposed $93.2 billion budget to keep lawmakers from having to address a coronavirus-fueled loss in tax revenues before the November elections....

 2020-06-17 14:54 

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Questions remain about reopening state offices in Florida...

More than a month after Gov. Ron DeSantis began restarting Florida's economy, his administration has not issued guidance for how state agencies should reopen offices to workers and the public....

 2020-06-17 12:12 

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Bill to block sunscreen bans, e-verify proposal, parental consent bill now up to DeSantis...

A controversial proposal intended to block Key West and other local governments from imposing bans on certain types of sunscreen was among 38 bills that landed on Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk Tuesday...

 2020-06-16 23:39 

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DeSantis says state won't shut down again despite spike in COVID-19 cases...

After another record one-day high of new reported coronavirus cases Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he has no plans to shut down the state's economy again....

 2020-06-12 22:09 

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Local control central to Florida's plan to reopen schools...

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran released the state's recommendations for school districts to open in the fall, and it has largely been received positively by education groups....

 2020-06-12 17:35 

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Gov. DeSantis signs bill to allow college athletes to earn money off of their names, images...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has paved the way for college athletes in Florida to receive compensation for their name and likeness beginning next year....

 2020-06-12 17:31 

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Florida governor signs college athlete NIL compensation bill...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a bill that would allow college athletes in the state to earn money from endorsement deals....

 2020-06-11 23:01 

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Student athlete pay, bear poaching bills sent to Gov. DeSantis...

A proposal intended to prod NCAA leaders to expand the opportunity for student athletes to earn money off the field was among 22 bills sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis, a former college baseball player, on Thursday....

 2020-06-11 19:03 

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More federal relief money available for Florida health providers...

Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration has notified Florida doctors and safety-net health providers about the availability of upward of $25 billion in additional federal COVID-19 relief money....

 2020-06-11 17:37 

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Florida education commissioner: 'We want schools fully open in the fall'...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced a plan for Florida's K-12 schools to reopen at full capacity in the fall....

 2020-06-10 22:26 

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Florida to begin funneling federal COVID-19 funds to smaller counties...

More than two months after some of Florida's largest cities and counties received $100 million or more in federal funding to offset costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic while their tax revenues were falling, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wedne...

 2020-06-09 23:46 

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Gov. approves $2.1 million for Jacksonville man wrongfully imprisoned...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed 25 bills into law, including approving $2.15 million for a Jacksonville man wrongfully imprisoned for almost 43 years and two measures tied to a series of controversial highway plans....

 2020-06-09 19:41 

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DeSantis dismisses call for federal unemployment probe...

Gov. Ron DeSantis dismissed as partisan a request Monday by two Democratic U.S. senators for a federal investigation related to Florida's handling of unemployment benefits....

 2020-06-05 10:00 

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State fast-tracking pharmacy rules amid COVID-19...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration wants to fast-track rules that expand the health-care services pharmacists are authorized to provide, a move that worries some members of a board that licenses physicians....

 2020-06-04 01:11 

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Pete's Bar owner hopes to reopen doors Friday after green light from DeSantis...

Florida bars, bowling alleys and theme parks will be part of the next phase of reopening the state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday....

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