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Ron DeSantis signs a law to prevent local governments from imposing wage requirements on contractors and requiring heat-exposure protections for workers

More than 90 organizations signed on to letters to DeSantis opposing this preemption bill and seeking a veto.
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Paul Renner’s political committee raised $368,000 in the days before the Florida legislative session

The Conservatives for Principled Leadership committee had about $2.57 million in cash on hand as of March 31.

Florida Governor signs bills targeting sexual predators

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed five bills, including legislation that he said will help curb online “grooming” of children.
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Ron DeSantis gets a bill that would eliminate citizen boards to review police misconduct in Florida

A controversial bill to prevent investigations of local law enforcement by civilian review boards was sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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Florida Department of Education eyes a rule to expand the nursing workforce

The state Department of Education will develop a rule for legislative package known as “Live Healthy” to address Florida's nursing shortage.
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A federal judge blocks a Florida law that restricts teachers from using some pronouns saying it violates the First Amendment

A judge blocked enforcement of a Florida law requiring a transgender teacher to use pronouns that align with her sex assigned at birth.
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State Sen. Darryl Rouson wants ‘guardrails’ if voters legalize weed

State Sen. Darryl Rouson, the longest-serving Democrat in the Florida Legislature, supported legalizing medical marijuana but “I’m not there yet when it comes to full legalization of marijuana.” Rouson, who appeared Tuesday (4/9) on WMNF...
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DeSantis OKs tougher theft laws

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that seeks to prevent “smash and grab” thefts and “porch piracy.”
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The Scoop: Tues. April 9th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Discussion by college leaders about fostering diversity on campuses, and, join the awareness campaign during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
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The political committee for incoming Florida Senate President Ben Albritton collects $195,000

A political committee led by Wauchula Republican Ben Albritton raised $195,000 during the first three months of 2024.
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A federal appeals court approves Disney’s request for a delay in its legal battles with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Disney on Friday asked for a 60-day extension in submitting an opening brief to “facilitate” negotiations.
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DeSantis gets five criminal justice bills from the Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature formally sent five bills focused on criminal-justice issues to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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