Smoke it? A medical pot idea tough for Florida to swallow

U.S. 02/04/19, 18:39

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the Legislature to repeal a ban on smokable medical marijuana, but it became clear Monday that some fellow Republicans might not be on board.DeSantis took office last month and said firmly that he wanted lawmakers ...

Florida’s ethics commission says Gillum may have broken law

U.S. 01/25/19, 14:14

Florida's ethics commission says there is probable cause that former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum violated the state's ethics law.The commission voted Friday in a closed-door meeting to proceed with charges against Gillum. Gillum is accused of accepting gifts from ...

Resignation over photos puts pressure on Florida governor

U.S. 01/25/19, 12:10

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's push to bridge partisan and racial divides following his narrow election last year is being tested by the revelation that one of his top hires had dressed up in blackface and mocked hurricane victims.Secretary of State ...

Florida Gov. accepts election chief’s resignation

U.S. 01/25/19, 06:30

Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party. Gov. Ron DeSantis accepted Secretary of State Michael Ertel's resignation.

Update: Florida gov: Elections chief regrets blackface

U.S. 01/24/19, 18:02

The Latest on Florida's secretary of state resigning after photos of him in blackface surfaced (all times local):6 p.m.Florida's new governor says he thought it best to accept his secretary of state's resignation "and move on" after old photos of ...

Florida governor suspends county elections supervisor

U.S. 01/18/19, 13:33

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is suspending a county elections supervisor who failed to meet deadlines during recounts after November's election.DeSantis announced Friday that he is replacing Palm Beach elections supervisor Susan Bucher, a former Democratic state representative who has ...

Florida governor wants ban on smokable medical pot ended

U.S. 01/17/19, 16:50

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the Legislature's implementation of a medical marijuana law and said Thursday that if they don't fix it quickly, he'll take matters into his own hands.DeSantis wants a new law by mid-March that will end ...

Florida governor goes after Airbnb over West Bank decision

U.S. 01/15/19, 18:27

Saying he would "make them feel the heat," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday called for sanctions against Airbnb unless it reverses its decision barring lodging listings in the disputed West Bank in the Middle East.The Republican governor, who repeatedly ...

DeSantis picks 2nd Miami appeals judge for Supreme Court

U.S. 01/14/19, 11:56

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday chose a second Miami appeals judge for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court, continuing to move the state's highest court in a more conservative direction.DeSantis announced Monday that Robert Luck is his latest ...

New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

U.S. 01/11/19, 17:17

New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Republican governor flew to Fort Lauderdale three days after taking office to remove the Democratic ...

Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

U.S. 01/11/19, 15:32

After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case ...

Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

U.S. 01/11/19, 14:03

After a dramatic, hour-long meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case ...

Judge: Embattled Florida election head needs to be heard

U.S. 01/09/19, 20:53

Former Gov. and current U.S. Sen. Rick Scott violated a former state election official's constitutional rights when he suspended and "vilified" her without first allowing her to make her own case, a Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Mark ...

New Florida governor pushed to remove sheriff over massacre

U.S. 01/08/19, 18:02

With Florida's new governor taking office, some parents of students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff.Gov. Ron DeSantis in his inaugural address Tuesday said he would hold local officials ...

Republican DeSantis sworn in as Florida’s new governor

U.S. 01/08/19, 12:34

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was sworn in as Florida's new governor on Tuesday with promises to keep taxes low and to make schools and the environment a priority. In a speech filled with naval references, the former Navy officer ...

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