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Gov. DeSantis proposes changes to standardized testing

He will ask the Legislature to drop the current annual standardized school testing.

DeSantis threatens cities with fines for vaccine mandates

Local municipalities potentially face millions of dollars in cumulative fines.

Court: DeSantis ban on school mask mandates back in force

The upshot is that the state could resume its efforts to impose financial penalties.

Gov. DeSantis appeals ruling on masks in schools

DeSantis said he is confident the state will win on appeal.

Tallahassee schools go against DeSantis, require masks

Children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will be required to wear masks.

DeSantis doubles down as Florida again breaks COVID record

DeSantis insists the spike will soon abate and there'll be no business restrictions or mask mandates.

Florida has distributed only 2% of funds to help renters

The state of Florida has distributed only 2% of the $870 million in federal funds it has received.

Florida board of education bans ‘critical race theory’ from its classrooms

Florida will adopt new rules to shield schoolchildren from curricula that could “distort historical events.”

Democrat Nikki Fried announces run for Florida governor

Fried, 43, is hoping to be the first Democrat to win a governor’s race since Lawton Chiles was reelected in 1994.

Gov. DeSantis bans transgender women from school sports

The new law, sure to be challenged as unconstitutional, inflames an already contentious discussion.

As pandemic wanes, DeSantis seizes national stage

Now that the pandemic appears to be waning DeSantis is heading into his reelection campaign.

Governor DeSantis signs bill for Seminole sports betting deal

Opponents questioned whether the compact will survive a legal challenge.

Florida OKs sports betting operated by Seminole Tribe

The Seminole Tribe will be able to operate sports betting under an agreement with DeSantis.

Gov. DeSantis expands private school voucher program

The bill is projected to allow more than 60,000 previously ineligible students to seek vouchers.

Gov. DeSantis suspends all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Florida

Some mayors decried Republican-led preemptions as a power grab.

COVID? What COVID? Florida Legislature passes $101.5 B budget

The Senate unanimously approved the budget before the House voted 117-1 in favor.

Florida GOP awaits governor’s signature on new voting rules

Republicans said the legislation, passed on a party-line vote, was needed to guard against fraud.

GOP targets ballot drop boxes in Florida and elsewhere

Republicans say they want to ensure the boxes will be a secure way to cast a ballot.

DeSantis signs Florida’s anti-riot bill, cites Chauvin trial

The so-called anti-riot bill was a response to protests around the country.

Florida education chief: Masks should be voluntary next year

Commissioner Corcoran said data shows mask policies don’t impact the spread of the virus.

DeSantis attacks YouTube for yanking his pandemic video

DeSantis is accusing the tech giant of censorship for its decision.

Gov. DeSantis issues executive order banning ‘vaccine passports’

His action also barred any government agency in Florida from issuing such documentation.

Gov. DeSantis signs COVID-19 lawsuit protection bill

Florida businesses, governments and healthcare providers will be protected from coronavirus lawsuits.

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