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Florida budgets for more migrant flights in 2024

Chris Spencer, Ron DeSantis’ budget director, this week discussed a request for an additional $5 million for the migrant-flight program.
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Ron DeSantis seeks more money for Florida’s emergency fund after using funds for non-emergencies

House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, said a negative cash balance “looks like a blemish on our financial planning.”
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Florida defends its new immigration law in court

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody urged a federal judge to reject an attempt to block part of a new state law targeting people who transport undocumented immigrants into the state.
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Florida lawmakers pass a $117B budget & end the session

Florida lawmakers finalized a $117 billion budget and a $1.3 billion tax package to end a session with many of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priorities.
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Florida’s migrant flights lawsuit is dismissed

Immigrant advocacy groups have dropped a lawsuit against Florida over migrant flights.

Migrant flights lawsuit dismissed after changes

A Leon County circuit judge dismissed a lawsuit filed after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration flew migrants from Texas to Massachusetts.
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Florida Senate signs off on immigration & election bills

The Florida Senate passed bills that could help send migrants to “sanctuary” cities and bolster efforts to prosecute alleged election fraud.
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Florida lawmakers support a bill on migrant flights

Florida House members moved forward with a proposal that could help set the stage for more migrant flights.
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Florida Legislature special session on Reedy Creek, migrant flights & other issues

The Florida Legislature is in special session to deal with a range of issues like Reedy Creek, migrant flights & other topics.

Judge poised to consider migrant flights case

A Leon County circuit judge will hear arguments Friday about whether he should toss out a lawsuit filed by a South Florida state senator after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration flew about 50 migrants from Texas...
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Top DeSantis aides added in migrant flight lawsuit

Two top aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis were added as defendants in a potential class-action lawsuit related to migrant flights from Texas to Florida to Martha's Vineyard.

Judge says migrant flights lawsuit needs changes

A judge dismissed, but advised how to correct, a lawsuit challenging the use of Florida funds to transport migrants from Texas to MA.

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