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DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $131 Million

Gov. Ron DeSantis used his line-item veto power to slash more than $131 million in proposed spending Friday as he signed a record $90.98 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Calling the package “fiscally responsible,” the freshman governor praised lawmakers for exceeding his request for spending …

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DeSantis Redistributes Election Security Money

A month after learning Russian hackers breached elections systems in two Florida counties in 2016, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday said his administration is focused on identifying “any vulnerabilities” ahead of next year’s elections. The Republican governor announced he is redistributing $2.3 million in election-security money that went unspent by …

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Storm Season Could Be Met With ‘Skittishness’

Saturday marks the start of the six-month long Atlantic hurricane season, and with the destruction of Hurricane Michael still visible, Florida residents may have a heightened sense of skittishness when it comes to perceived hurricane threats.

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Sheriffs Sign On To Help With Immigration Enforcement

The number of Florida sheriffs who have signed agreements to participate in federal programs designed to catch undocumented immigrants in county jails has tripled, and there are currently 15 local law-enforcement agencies participating in federal immigration programs.

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DeSantis Orders Elections Security Review

Eight days after being notified that Russia hacked into two Florida county's election records during the 2016 election, Gov. DeSantis directed the Secretary of State to conduct a review of the security of state and county elections systems.

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Secretary Post Remains Empty At Health Agency

Florida is grappling with an outbreak of hepatitis A but does not have a top health officer at the agency charged with ensuring the public’s health. More than four months after Gov. Ron DeSantis took office, the Florida Department of Health does not have a secretary. DeSantis’ nominee — Scott …

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