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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.

Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Their friendship was one built on undying support for former President Donald Trump.

Gaetz and DeSantis: A friendship that may become a liability

Gaetz's investigation could spark new scrutiny of their political partnership.

Few in GOP rush to defend Gaetz amid sex trafficking probe

The political peril for conservative Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz deepens.

Florida House votes to crack down on violent protests

Republicans said the bill wouldn’t affect freedom of speech protected by the U.S. Constitution.

DeSantis touts COVID response in State of the State address

DeSantis said Florida is in much better shape than other states because it is open for business.

Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

Democrats’ hopes of including a minimum wage increase seemed all but dead.

Florida lawmakers face challenges as 60-day session begins

More than 2,500 bills have been filed ahead of the 2021 session.

First shots fired in upcoming race for governor of Florida?

In a 1-minute video, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried took a shot at Gov. DeSantis.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis sued over new ‘anti-riot’ law that creates tougher penalties

The nonprofit group Legacy Entertainment & Arts Foundation filed the lawsuit in Orlando.

Broward County Schools superintendent charged with perjury

Superintendent Robert Runcie was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

A farmer to chefs reveals his deep vegetable knowledge

Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn.

Guilty verdicts in Floyd’s death bring joy — and wariness

From Florida to Minnesota people cheered, marched, hugged, waved signs and sang jubilantly.
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