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Stories by Florida News Service

Stories by Florida News Service

DeSantis ok’s chaplains in schools

April 19, 2024
Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a measure that will authorize school districts to allow volunteer school chaplains to provide services to students, amid opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Graham remembered as ‘a friend and a consummate public servant’

April 18, 2024
Tallahassee – As recollections and praise pour in for former U.S. senator and two-term Florida governor Bob Graham, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff.

Former Governor, Senator Graham dies at 87

April 17, 2024
Tallahassee – Bob Graham, a two-term Florida governor who went on to serve in the U.S. Senate and was known for his work days across the state, died Tuesday at age 87, his family announced.

State appeals in wetlands permitting fight

April 16, 2024
Tallahassee – Florida has quickly launched an appeal after a U.S. district judge rejected a 2020 decision by the federal government to shift permitting authority to the state for projects that affect wetlands.

DeSantis signs worker wage, heat bill

April 12, 2024
Tallahassee – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a controversial bill that will prevent local governments from imposing wage requirements on contractors and requiring heat-exposure protections for workers.

BP money goes to new FSU facilities in panhandle

April 11, 2024
Tallahassee – Florida State University is in line to receive up to $98.5 million to construct aerospace and advanced manufacturing facilities in Panama City, under a contract approved Wednesday by the Triumph Gulf Coast Board of Directors.

Questions raised in Florida immigration fight

April 10, 2024
Tallahassee – A federal appeals court is looking at whether Florida could legally challenge Biden administration immigration policies, after a district judge sided with the state in a fight spearheaded by Attorney General Ashley Moody and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Abortion proposal might not end legal fights

April 9, 2024
Tallahassee – If Florida voters approve a November ballot measure that would enshrine abortion rights in the state Constitution, it likely would not end legal battles about the issue.

Gregory tapped to become college president

April 8, 2024
Tallahassee – Tommy Gregory, a lawyer and Air Force veteran who chairs the state House Judiciary Committee, was named Friday as the next president of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.

‘Very, very busy’ hurricane season eyed

April 5, 2024
Tallahassee – Floridians received a second reminder Thursday to brace for a busy 2024 hurricane season, as Colorado State University researchers issued a forecast pointing to warm Atlantic Ocean water that fuels storms.
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