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After Ian, special session eyed on taxes, insurance in Florida

'I think that there may be a whole bunch of other stuff that’s storm-related that we may be talking about,' Gov. DeSantis said.

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Florida lawmakers add $360 million to Hurricane Ian recovery efforts

The Joint Legislative Budget Commission approved adding the money to the state Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund.

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Concealed weapons ‘quagmire’ in Florida headed to state court

A new lawsuit pits the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which issues concealed weapon licenses, against the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which performs the background checks.

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Florida lawmakers to free up more money for Hurricane Ian relief

Legislators will meet next week to release an additional $360 million into the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund.

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Gasoline tax break, new state laws to take effect in Florida

New laws include measures aimed at preventing protests outside people’s homes and cracking down on 'street takeovers.'

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'Air DeSantis' to continue: Florida governor says to count on more migrant flights

'The Legislature gave me $12 million. We're going to spend every penny,' the governor said.

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Florida pumps brakes on turnpike extension

Department of Transportation pauses extension following local opposition.

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Florida expected to grow a little more slowly

Although the Sunshine State still adds to its population the equivalent of a city the size of Orlando each year.

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Greenhouse gases get attention as Florida fights climate change

But Gov. DeSantis says the state isn't 'doing any left-wing stuff ... we're a flood prone state. We do have storms.'

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