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DeSantis tweaks Florida book challenge law, blames liberal activist who wanted Bible out of schools

Apr. 16, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two years ago, Democrats repeatedly and forcefully warned Republicans and Gov. Ron DeSantis that a new law making it easier to challenge school books was so broadly worded that it would create havoc across the state. Now they can say, “I told you so." ...

Changing course, Florida prosecutor suspended by DeSantis to seek reelection

Apr. 16, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

Changing course, a Democratic Florida prosecutor suspended from office by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will seek reelection while a court battle continues over his 2022 removal from the post. Andrew Warren had said in January he would not run this year. But that was...

Texas' diversity, equity and inclusion ban has led to more than 100 job cuts at state universities

Apr. 13, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A ban on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in higher education has led to more than 100 job cuts across university campuses in Texas, a hit echoed or anticipated in numerous other states where lawmakers are rolling out similar policies during an important election...

DeSantis bans local governments from protecting workers from heat and limits police oversight boards

Apr. 12, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is seeing two more recent instances of state government under Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis limiting the powers of local government with newly-signed bills that deal with worker safety and police oversight. A bill signed Thursday bans local...

Former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the abortion ruling from justices he chose goes too far

Apr. 11, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

A ban on nearly all abortions in Arizona doesn’t sit well with the Republican former governor whose expansion of the state Supreme Court allowed him to appoint the four conservative justices whose ruling cleared the way for it. Doug Ducey is among Republicans in several states who...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 10, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. April 9, 2024. Editorial: It shouldn’t take 2024 storm season to prompt Florida insurers to address climate change Well, well, well. On the eve of another hurricane season, the insurance industry finally came out and said what almost everyone in...

Tennessee Senate advances bill to allow death penalty for child rape

Apr. 09, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's GOP-controlled Senate advanced legislation on Tuesday allowing the death penalty in child rape convictions as critics raised concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court has banned capital punishment in such cases. Republicans approved the bill on a 24-5...

Disney allowed to pause its federal lawsuit against Florida governor as part of settlement deal

Apr. 08, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An appellate court on Monday granted Disney’s request for a two-month pause in a federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his appointees to Walt Disney World’s governing district after the two sides reached a settlement on separate litigation in state court....

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 03, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. April 1, 2024. Editorial: An abortion ban tempered only by the right to vote on it The Florida Supreme Court tore a page from the Florida Constitution and flung it in the faces of the people Monday by effectively banning abortion in...

Democrats eye Florida's abortion vote as chance to flip the state. History says it'll be a challenge

Apr. 02, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Despite Florida's reputation as a newly bona fide red state, Democrats have new hope that a ballot question seeking to preserve abortion rights will put the state back in play as the nation's largest presidential election swing state. On Monday, the state...