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Florida GOP advances Disney district, migrant flight bills

Feb. 08, 2023 18:21 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers advanced proposals on Wednesday to strip Disney of its self-governing status, expand a controversial migrant transportation program and strengthen prosecutions tied to the state’s election police unit. The bills, part of a hastily...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 08, 2023 07:12 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 6, 2023. Editorial: Florida’s high court censors fairness, diversity Words matter for what they represent. When Lincoln described a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” it magnificently...

Conservative groups look beyond Trump for 2024 GOP nominee

Feb. 07, 2023 15:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major conservative groups have signaled they are open to supporting someone other than Donald Trump in the 2024 race for the White House, the latest sign from an increasingly vocal segment of the Republican Party that it’s time to move on from the former president. ...

Disney faces losing control of its kingdom with Florida bill

Feb. 07, 2023 15:09 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney’s government in Florida has been the envy of any private business, with its unprecedented powers in deciding what to build and how to build it at the Walt Disney World Resort, issuing bonds and holding the ability to build its own nuclear plant if it wanted. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 07, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Champaign News-Gazette. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Invest in Kids program a good way to help those in need Helping poor kids get a good education has near-universal appeal. There’s not much on which Springfield Democrats and Republican agree. ...

DeSantis expected to control Disney district governing board

Feb. 06, 2023 17:29 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis would take control over the board of a special governing district Walt Disney World operates in Florida under a bill introduced Monday, as the Republican governor punishes the company over its opposition to the so-called “Don't Say Gay” law. ...

Disney World unions vote down offer covering 45,000 workers

Feb. 04, 2023 10:44 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Union members voted down a contract proposal covering tens of thousands of Walt Disney World service workers, saying it didn't go far enough toward helping employees face cost-of-living hikes in housing and other expenses in central Florida. The unions said...

Migrants trying to reach Florida leave abandoned boats

Feb. 04, 2023 03:13 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Grounded in sand bars, adrift in the sea or washed onto private beaches, the boats keep piling up: rafts made from styrofoam, sailboats, hollowed-out drums attached to ironing boards. Four months ago, Hurricane Ian turned boardwalks into piles of debris...

Florida lawmakers to meet next week on Disney, immigration

Feb. 03, 2023 19:47 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers will meet next week to complete a state takeover of Walt Disney World's self-governing district and debate proposals on immigration and election crimes, as Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to leverage national political fissures ahead of an...

DeSantis eyes 2024 from afar as GOP rivals move toward runs

Feb. 03, 2023 10:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren't holding back. No fewer than a half dozen Republicans eyeing the White House have begun actively courting top political...