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Advocates criticize DeSantis after veto of bill granting in-state tuition to prisoners

Listen: Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill last month that would have allowed prisoners to qualify for in-state tuition in public colleges.  But, supporters of the bill say it’s counterproductive. Desmond Meade is the executive...
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DeSantis vetoes a bill that would have given Florida regulation authority over short-term vacation rentals

Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a measure aimed at regulating vacation rentals, saying it would create “bureaucratic red tape” for local officials.

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One recent veto by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was for a proposed amphitheater in Tampa’s historic Perry Harvey Senior Park.

City leaders criticize DeSantis veto of Tampa amphitheater project in historically Black area

At a press conference for Tampa’s new Black History Museum Monday, city leaders and elected officials spoke out against Governor DeSantis’ nearly 1 billion dollars worth of vetoes in the state budget. One of the...
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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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Ron DeSantis says his budget decisions are coming soon

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will “bring (the budget) in for landing very soon.”
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Group urges DeSantis to veto Florida’s bill to keep kids off social media

A tech-industry group Thursday quickly urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a bill that seeks to prevent children off social media platforms.
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Former Tampa Bay senator calls for accountability from DeSantis, state government

A former senator is calling for accountability in the veto process. This comes after DeSantis vetoed a bill that got bipartisan support.
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“This is a death sentence for me;” Ron DeSantis signs an overhaul of Florida’s alimony laws

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure to overhaul Florida's alimony laws, after three vetoes of similar bills.
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A Ron DeSantis veto stops a Florida bill that would have made it easier for governments to buy electric vehicles

Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill that could have made it easier for officials to choose electric cars for government fleets.
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Ron DeSantis vetoes two Florida bills that would have reduced incarcerations over technical violations and allowed more records to be expunged

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday vetoed two criminal-justice bills passed during the 2023 Florida legislative session.
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Public school advocates urge Florida governor to veto education bill

In the closing days of its session, the Florida Legislature passed a sweeping $419 million education bill; but in a press conference Tuesday morning, parents, school board members, a Democratic state representative and the superintendent...

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