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Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by John:

A defiant Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opens legislative session touting Florida as 'free'

Gov. Ron DeSantis opens the 2022 legislative session by delivering his State of the State speech. → Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis worries voter groups, local officials with elections police proposal

Gov. Ron DeSantis' push for a new $5.7 million, 52-person law enforcement office — called Election Crimes — to police Florida elections worries many. → Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis announces $99.7 billion proposed election-year budget

Gov. Ron DeSantis releases his state budget proposal for fiscal year 2022-23. → Read More

Florida Republican redistricting chair critical of 'partisan narrative' clouding House maps

Congressional redistricting maps that could add to Florida's Republican dominance in the states delegation get their first review. → Read More

Florida lawmakers look to make school board candidates run as either Democrats or Republicans

Proposed legislation that would ask voters to make Florida school board candidates run as Democrats or Republicans advances through Senate committee. → Read More

House maps could add more Florida Republicans to Congress

House redistricting map proposals unveiled Monday in Florida could add one or possibly two Republicans in Congress. → Read More

Florida redistricting plans include a surprise — praise from Democrats

A bitter partisan fight was expected, but so far, the Florida redistricting process is proceeding smoothly. → Read More

Judge throws out Florida's sports betting deal with Seminole Tribe

The action by U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich halts the tribe’s online sports betting, which launched Nov. 1. → Read More

DeSantis signs bills blocking Biden administration COVID vaccine mandates in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a package of bills aimed at blocking vaccine-or-testing mandates in Florida. → Read More

Florida lawmakers wrap up special session called by Gov. DeSantis to blunt Biden on vaccines

Florida lawmakers approve measures aimed at blocking any kind of vaccine-or-test mandates. → Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis' special legislative session to fight Biden COVID mandates nears finish

Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature pushed ahead with efforts to blunt President Biden's vaccine mandates on larger businesses. → Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis anti-vaccine mandate wish list on fast track with GOP lawmakers

Florida lawmakers have opened a special session called by Gov. Ron DeSantis to defy federal vaccine mandates for larger businesses. → Read More

Special legislative session in Florida pits Gov. DeSantis, GOP lawmakers against Biden

Opponents call it political theater, but Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling lawmakers to the Capitol to break with President Biden on vaccine mandates for businesses. → Read More

Lines drawn: Florida Senate unveils first redistricting maps

First proposed boundaries for state Senate and congressional districts revealed → Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis promotes session call to fight Biden, opens re-election campaign

Gov. Ron DeSantis promoted his call for a special session, saying Biden administration approach is attack on freedom → Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis sues Biden over vaccine mandates for businesses

Gov. Ron DeSantis sued the Biden administration over the newly released federal vaccine rule for larger businesses. → Read More

Fried says DeSantis' call for session to block vaccine mandates is 'political stunt'

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried attacked Gov. Ron DeSantis for his call for a special session to block federal vaccine mandates. → Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis sets special session to defy Biden vaccine mandate

Gov. Ron DeSantis called lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session in November to block President Bidens's vaccine mandates. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis says new workforce training center set for Tavares

Gov. Ron DeSantis steered $6 million to a new workforce training center in Tavares. → Read More

Florida redistricting process moves slowly, but still deals Democrats setbacks

Florida lawmakers initial steps toward redrawing congressional and legislative boundaries work against Democrats → Read More