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TALLAHASSEE – Speaking at a private school in Jacksonville on the first day of Pride Month, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging…

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The Dream Defenders, NAACP, Black Lives Matters and other Florida activists join a federal lawsuit, calling the new law racially motivated. BY BOBBY CAINA CALVAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE — Civil rights groups are seeking to invalidate a freshly signed Florida law that takes aim at demonstrations that turn violent, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A U.S. House seat left vacant because of the death of Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings likely will not be filled until early next year. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that qualifying for a special election in Southeast Florida’s Congressional District 20 will be held in September, with a primary election on […]

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis expects late this month to reinstate a requirement that people in the unemployment system submit weekly “work search” updates. Referring to some businesses saying they are unable to find new employees as they regroup from the COVID-19 pandemic, DeSantis said Wednesday unemployment claimants […]

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local-government coronavirus emergency orders on Monday as he signed a bill that makes permanent his ban on COVID-19 vaccine “passports” and limits the authority of cities and counties in future health-care crises. “My message is that the vaccines protect you. Get […]

To keep his gubernatorial and presidential ambitions on track, former federal prosecutor and current Gov. Ron DeSantis stretches Florida’s secret grand jury system to its maximum point with a singular focus: to send one man, Robert Runcie, ‘back home to Chicago,’ according to Runcie’s defenders. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF PARKLAND, FL. – Feb. 14, […]

BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s top Republicans cited events in cities around the country — but not the Jan. 6 riots in Washington — as Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday to create tougher penalties for people who participate in violent protests. The so-called anti-riot bill was a response to protests […]

BY JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With a $5.14 million haul in March, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political committee raised more than $9 million in the first three months of 2021 as he prepares to run for re-election. DeSantis will not appear on the ballot until next year, but newly filed finance reports […]