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Abortion ban after 6-weeks moves forward in Florida

A proposed six-week abortion ban received overwhelming approval from a Florida House committee Thursday as even Democrats acknowledged there’s nothing they can do to stop it from eventually becoming law.

Trump allies file ethics complaint against Gov. DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Allies of former President Donald Trump have filed a complaint with the Florida Commission on Ethics accusing Gov. Ron DeSantis, a leading potential 2024 primary rival, of violating campaign finance and ethics rules with a “shadow” run for the White House. The 15-page complaint filed Wednesday by MAGA Inc., a Trump-supporting super PAC, and shared with The Associated […]

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DeSantis fires back at Biden over mask mandate comments

Gov. Ron DeSantis is doubling down on his ban on mask mandates as he fires back at President Joe Biden. “If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in-person education, I’m going to stand in your way and I’m going to stand up for the kids in Florida,” DeSantis said during a Wednesday press conference. […]

Parental rights bill sent to DeSantis

A measure that would put into state law a series of parents’ rights related to their children’s education and health care was one of 24 bills formally sent Friday to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The bill (HB 241), which passed during the legislative session that ended April 30, would spell out the rights of parents to […]

3 fallen Florida lawmen honored with road namings

Three fallen Florida lawmen will be long remembered for their heroism and ultimate sacrifice to their communities after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Friday designating portions of the state’s roadways in their honor. Hillsborough Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian LaVigne was one shift from retirement in January when a fleeing suspect crashed into his […]

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs 24 bills into law

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 24 bills into law late Friday, including a measure that limits local impact fees imposed on builders and developers to help pay for infrastructure to handle growth. The latest group of bills earning DeSantis’ signature from the 2021 Legislative session were announced in an email with accompanying transmittal letters to Secretary […]

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DeSantis says Army Corps of Engineers need more regulation of Lake O discharges

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference Monday calling for more management over Lake Okeechobee discharges. The governor took aim at the Army Corps of Engineers, saying there needs to be more regulation of discharges during the dry season. DeSantis took a helicopter from Fort Myers to Florida’s east coast on Monday to look at […]