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Today’s top Florida stories
• Alachua County Fire Rescue is already using them, Gainesville police would like to start doing so, and plenty of other public safety agencies around the state are experimenting with drones in their operations. But a new state Senate bill would expand and codify in Florida law exactly what the agencies could use the aerial technology to do. The 2020 session begins Tuesday, and the bill would require at least two more Senate hearings and companion legislation in the state House over the next two months. (WUFT News)
• The Alligator: 4th Ave Food Park to officially open Saturday morning
• Tampa Bay Times: 115 caskets found on Zion Cemetery land owned by Richard Gonzmart
• Florida Politics: Bill seeks to establish parity among public, private and charter schools
• Palm Beach Post ($): Florida bill strikes controversial voter application language for felons
• Fort Myers News-Press ($): Federal judge dismisses suit against City of Fort Myers for dumping toxic sludge
• Palm Beach Post ($): ‘Better late than never’: DeSantis creates statewide committee 3 months before 2020 Census
• New York Times: Would You Work for Nothing at Disney? 10,000 Superfans Applied
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