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Florida Legislature to vote on DeSantis' congressional map

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers will return to the Capitol Tuesday to begin a special session to approve a new congressional map after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the previous GOP-b...

DeSantis congressional map tears up Black rep's district

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Black congressman's district would be dismantled under a map Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis submitted to state lawmakers Wednesday ahead of a special session that was called a...

Judge upholds Florida's 24-hour wait period for abortion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Women will have to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion under a ruling by a Florida judge in a nearly seven-year battle over the waiting period. Circuit ...

Judge strikes down parts of Florida election law; cites race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge struck down portions of a Florida election law passed last year, saying in a ruling Thursday that the Republican-led government was using subtle tactics to sup...

GOP's Senate campaign chief won't back down from party fight

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Rick Scott likes to think of himself as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. Barely halfway through his first Senate term, the Florida Republican is a...

GOP's Senate campaign chief won't back down from party fight

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Rick Scott likes to think of himself as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. Barely halfway through his first Senate term, the Florida Republican is a...

Florida Gov. DeSantis vetoes new congressional maps

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a rare disagreement with the Republican-dominated Legislature, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the state's newly drawn congressional maps Tuesday, and lawmakers will hold ...

DeSantis signs bill targeting explicit books in schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Saying Florida public schools are making sexually explicit books available to children, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday to give parents a say in what books s...

US education secretary to Florida LGBTQ kids: Got your back

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In another clash between President Joe Biden’s administration and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke with LGBTQ students to sa...

Florida's DeSantis, Disney butt heads over LGBTQ school bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney Co. is suspending its political donations in Florida after the company’s CEO received huge blowback for not using Disney's vast influence in the state to try to qu...

Florida GOP lawmakers pass bill to limit discussion of race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-dominated Florida Legislature gave Gov. Ron DeSantis another victory in what some call his political culture war by sending him a bill Thursday that will limit ...

Florida OKs bill aimed at keeping immigrants out of state

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — All Florida government agencies would be barred from doing business with transportation companies that bring immigrants to the state who are in the country illegally under a b...

Just desserts! Strawberry shortcake bill sent to Florida gov

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers are hoping Gov. Ron DeSantis is a fan of strawberry shortcake. The House voted 109-4 on Friday to send the governor a bill that would make ...

Florida House OKs bill to prevent condominium collapses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In response to the Surfside condominium collapse that killed 98 people, the Florida House unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would require statewide recertification of an...

Florida Senate passes budget that wouldn't punish schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Let the Florida budget negotiations begin. The Florida Senate unanimously passed a nearly $109 billion spending plan Thursday with virtually no debate the da...