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Florida food delivery regulation bill signed

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that gives Florida regulatory control over food-delivery platforms.
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A bill that preempts local governments in Florida from making rules on wages or protecting workers from heat heads to the governor’s desk

The bill would prevent local governments from imposing requirements on contractors about wages and worker heat-exposure protections.
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Florida food delivery preemption bill goes to Gov. Ron DeSantis

The Florida Legislature sent 18 bills to DeSantis, including one to prevent local regulations on food-delivery platforms.
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Realtors clash with the lodging industry over a bill for statewide regulation of vacation rentals in Florida

Two powerful industry groups disagree on the Florida bill that would restrict how local governments can oversee vacation rentals.
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The Florida Legislature passed a bill that could clear the way for farmworker housing

Florida’s agriculture industry hopes the bill to preempt local regulations on farmworker housing will help bring in more foreign workers.
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County commissioner 8-year term limits are teed up in the Florida House

HB 57 would require most counties to impose eight-year term limits for county commissioners, aligning the proposal with the Senate version.
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Bill to make it more difficult for cities and counties to hike property taxes continues moving through the Florida House

The Florida House continued moving forward with a bill that could make it harder for cities and counties to approve property tax increases.
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A Florida senator has proposed preventing local governments from regulating electric vehicle charging stations

Regulation of electric-vehicle charging stations would be controlled by the state -- what is known as a “preemption” of local authority.
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Ron DeSantis signs into law the state preemption of local ordinances in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 170 that could boost legal challenges to local ordinances; critics hoped for a veto of this preemption bill.

Manatee commissioner celebrates ‘huge win’ in pushing to be first county to ban abortion

A commissioner in Manatee County Tuesday called voting to fund two pro-life pregnancy centers a “huge win” in his push to make Manatee the first county in Florida to ban abortions. The vote came as...
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Remodeled Riverfront Park is backdrop for Bob Buckhorn’s State of the City address

Tampa unveiled its newly-remodeled Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Friday morning for Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s State of the City address. Buckhorn praised the $35 million renovation and the city staff who worked on it. Before...
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Gun safety groups ask Sarasota City Commission to take action on gun violence

In 2011 the Florida Legislature passed a bill that was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott that penalized local governments and elected officials that tried to pass gun safety rules that are stricter than...

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