Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press

Brendan Farrington

The Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Brendan:

Florida considers teaching risks, benefits of social media

If passed, a curriculum would be developed and school districts would be required to implement it into existing courses. The curriculum would also be made available to parents. The bill would also define social media in state law for the first time. → Read More

DeSantis Sets Date for Special Session on Vaccine Mandates

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launched criticism at President Joe Biden on Friday as he called lawmakers into a special session Nov. 15 to take up legislation to... → Read More

11 Democrats on ballot to replace late US Rep. Hastings

Some candidates running to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings are saying it’s a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to represent the diverse South Florida district. → Read More

Manatee Deaths Rise in Florida as Pollutants Kill Seagrass

Manatees have starved to death by the hundreds along Florida’s east coast because algae blooms and contaminants are killing the seagrass the beloved sea... → Read More

Florida task force makes recommendations on condo safety

Among recommendations are giving association boards the right to make special assessments for major repairs to protect resident safety without a full association vote. It also requires associations to build up reserves for such projects as recommended by engineers in order to be able to pay for repairs. Those would be in addition to accounts in place for routine maintenance. → Read More

Florida Submits Plan for Final $2.3 Billion in School Relief

Florida submitted its plan to draw down its remaining $2.3 billion in federal school relief money late Wednesday, proposing to boost reading and math programs... → Read More

Florida sues Biden administration over immigration policy

Florida filed suit against President Joe Biden's administration Tuesday claiming his immigration policy is illegal, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order barring state agencies from assisting with the relocation of undocumented immigrants arriving in the state. → Read More

New Florida bill replicates Texas’ sweeping abortion ban

Florida will consider an abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas that would ban most abortions in the state. → Read More

New Florida bill replicates Texas’ sweeping abortion ban

Florida will consider an abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas that would ban most abortions in the state. → Read More

New Florida bill replicates Texas' sweeping abortion ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas was filed in Florida on Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state and would allow lawsuits against doctors who violate it. The legislation filed by Republican Rep. → Read More

Federal judge: Florida immigration law racially motivated

A federal judge has struck down portions of a Florida immigration enforcement law that was a priority of the state's Republican governor, saying in her ruling that the measure was racially motivated. → Read More

New Florida Bill Replicates Texas' Sweeping Abortion Ban

An abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas was filed in Florida on Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state and would allow lawsuits... → Read More

New Florida abortion bill replicates Texas’ sweeping ban

An abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas was filed in Florida on Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state and would allow lawsuits against doctors who violate it. → Read More

New Florida surgeon general declares ‘we’re done with fear’ on COVID

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis named a UCLA doctor and health policy researcher who shares his approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic to serve as the state's surgeon general Tuesday. → Read More

DeSantis top donor invests in COVID drug Regeneron that governor is promoting

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports, is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor’s company has invested millions of dollars. → Read More

DeSantis' top donor invests in COVID drug governor promotes

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports — is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor’s company has invested millions of dollars. → Read More

DeSantis top donor invests in COVID-19 drug governor promotes

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis -- who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports -- is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor's company has invested millions of dollars. → Read More

Growth in GOP Stronghold as Florida Adds House Seat: Census

As Florida prepares to add a 28th congressional seat and the major parties get ready to fight for control of the U.S. House, new census data shows the country's... → Read More

Conservative activist lawyer sues Roger Stone for defamation

A conservative activist lawyer is seeking $5 million in a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump ally Roger Stone over comments he made on a social media site popular with far-right extremists. The suit was filed this week in Palm Beach County. → Read More

DeSantis’ feud with Biden White House over COVID-19 shows potency of ‘freedoms’ debate

It didn’t take much for the White House to set Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis off. As coronavirus cases rise across the Sun Belt, President Joe Biden asked GOP governors to “get out of the way” of efforts to contain the virus. → Read More