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Florida Supreme Court rejects challenge to gun law

Thirty-three cities and counties contended that a 2011 state law threatening stiffer penalties if local officials pass gun-related regulations was unconstitutional.

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Florida's public universities spend millions on diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives

Gov. Ron DeSantis has drawn widespread attention for his vows to fight 'wokeness,' including on college and university campuses.

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On migrants, Miami's Francis Suarez, other mayors call on President Biden for help

Democratic and Republican mayors want comprehensive reform: Suarez says the feds need to figure out how to 'reduce immigration pressures to the United States.'

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Fired up: Battle over gas stoves, furnaces heads to the states

Moved by environmental and health concerns, action by state officials to ban natural gas in buildings is heating up. But not in Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis is defending gas stoves.

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Florida fight over immigration now awaits ruling by federal judge

Attorney General Ashley Moody filed the lawsuit in 2021, alleging that the Biden administration has violated federal laws through policies that lead to releasing undocumented immigrants.

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Florida judge refuses to dismiss case over DeSantis administration's migrant flights

The flights to Martha’s Vineyard drew national attention and came as DeSantis, a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, frequently criticizes federal immigration policies.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis targets prescription drug 'middlemen'

Florida lawmakers in recent years have repeatedly considered proposals to place more regulations on pharmacy benefit managers.

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Do state, local budgets need more federal oversight?

An influential good government group is calling for tighter standards and is out with recommendations for how Congress and regulators can begin taking action.

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Market woes hit pension plans in Florida, other states

The 2022 losses, however, came after major investment gains in 2021, including a more than 29 percent gain in Florida.

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More trees, cooler pavements: Miami-Dade tries tackling its extreme heat problem

Miami-Dade, which recently debuted an 'Extreme Heat Action Plan,' has the most days of extreme heat in the nation.

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Planes, trains and buses: Federal appeals court to weigh transportation mask mandate

Do the feds have the authority to require people to wear masks on flights and rides to try to prevent the spread of COVID?

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Tallahassee judge poised to consider Florida migrant flights case

Sen. Jason Pizzo contends in a lawsuit that part of the state budget used to pay for the flights violates the Florida Constitution.

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DeSantis' trustee picks could lead to a more conservative New College of Florida

The appointments come after the governor in his inauguration address last week targeted “trendy ideology” in higher education.

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Florida faculty leader: Directive on critical race theory sends 'chilling message'

'This request sends a chilling message that anyone who engages with topics that elected officials deem controversial is not welcome in the state of Florida,' said Amanda Phalin, UF Faculty Senate chair.

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$45M for new trails grants included in federal funding deal

Cycling and pedestrian advocates had pressed for more, but say the money included in the legislation would be a good start.

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Florida appeals court rejects request from parents of Parkland shooting victim

The Guttenberg family sought a ruling about whether a state law shields gun makers and sellers from lawsuits.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis focuses on freedom to start second term

His political standing is vastly different from four years ago, when he took office as a relatively little-known former congressman who narrowly won the gubernatorial election.