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Here are 22 new Florida laws: from Dozier compensation to exotic dancer restrictions

Florida’s 2024-2025 fiscal year will arrive next week with a fresh $116.5 billion budget and nearly 200 new laws.
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DeSantis signs a controversial bear bill and vetoes a crackdown on left-lane drivers

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure that will bolster self-defense arguments for people who kill bears on their property.
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Wildlife activists say kill the bear bill, not the bears

Debate over HB 87 continues. The Sierra Club of Florida and others want Gov. DeSantis to veto the bill
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Bear shooting bill goes to the Florida governor

The Legislature on Friday formally sent a bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis that is aimed at allowing people to kill bears in self-defense.
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The new Florida budget: here’s how these special interests made out, from bears to leaf blowers to the beef industry

The Florida budget includes money for more than 1,500 programs and projects that lawmakers want to bring back to their communities.
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DeSantis to get bill on shooting bears

The state House gave final approval to a bill that would bolster self-defense arguments for people who kill bears on their property.
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The Florida Senate OKs shooting bears in self-defense

A controversial effort to strengthen self-defense arguments for people who shoot bears on their property is headed back to the Florida House.

The Scoop: Fri., February 16, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Social media bill A proposal that aims to keep children off social media has been revamped by the Florida Senate. The debate on whether or not restrictions in the proposal would be constitutional and if...
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Shooting a black bear if you feel threatened would be legal under a bill passed by the Florida House

The Florida House on Thursday passed a controversial proposal aimed at allowing people to kill bears in self-defense.

The Scoop: Mon., January 22, 2024 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Desantis drops out Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped his race for the White House. In a four-minute video posted to the social media platform X, DeSantis says he halted his campaign because there was no...

“Stand your ground” law against bears advances in State House

Listen:   A State House bill that would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits when they feel threatened advanced in a House subcommittee Friday. But, opponents say that killing the bears...
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A Florida Senate committee advances a bill to allow people to kill bears on their property

Opponents called instead for better-managing trash in rural counties where interactions between bears and humans have reportedly increased.

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