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Governor Ron DeSantis Receives SB 2, 4, 6 and 8

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until April 5, 2019 to act on these bills. SB 2 – Florida Statutes – 2019 SB 4 – Florida Statutes – 2019 SB 6 – Florida Statutes – 2019 SB 8 – Florida Statutes – 2019…

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Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Hold Mental Health Listening Session

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis held a Mental Health Listening Session at the Governor’s Mansion with state agency leadership and elected officials to discuss how they can collaborate and communicate with local stakeholders to ensure Floridians are aware and have access to mental health and suicide prevention services currently…

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Florida Helps Secure Multimillion Recovery Following Health Care Fraud Investigation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office helped secure a multimillion-dollar recovery following an investigation into a multistate health care fraud scheme. Covidien LP, a former global health care products company, allegedly provided free or discounted development and marketing services to Florida health care providers to induce them into purchasing Covidien products. These alleged actions violate…

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STATEMENT: FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo on second passing of SB 168

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after GOP Senators again voted to advance SB 168: “SB 168 is a Trumpian attack on the diversity and inclusiveness that has made Florida great. This bill uses fear, hate, and lies to divide our state — and will make Florida less safe. By demagogically attacking sanctuary cities…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Suspending Port Richey Mayor Dale Glen Massad

Tallahassee, Fla. – Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-48, formally suspending Port Richey Mayor Dale Glen Massad, effective immediately. Please see the statement below from Governor DeSantis on the suspension of Mayor Massad: “Dale Glen Massad is clearly unfit to continue serving as Mayor for the City of Port Richey,” said Governor DeSantis. “It is…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Florida Space Day

Tallahassee, Fla. – Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis participated in several events to commemorate Florida Space Day and the state’s long history of supporting the United States’ efforts in space. “Florida’s space industry is second to none and it was a great day highlighting our efforts to lead the nation in this field,” said Governor DeSantis. “With our…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Asks President Donald Trump to Headquarter United States Space Command in Florida

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) be headquartered in Florida. “Today, I submitted a request to President Trump formally asking him to headquarter United States Space Command in Florida,” said Governor DeSantis. “As the world’s premier gateway to space, Florida has been the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Noah Valenstein as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Noah Valenstein to serve as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). “I’m pleased to announce that I have appointed Noah Valenstein to continue to lead the Department of Environmental Protection,” said Governor DeSantis. “Noah has led DEP with distinction and has played an…

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Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Rick Scott ask President Trump to Include $200 Million in Construction Funding for Everglades Restoration

Tallahassee, Fla. – As part of his commitment to advocate on behalf of Florida’s environment and water quality, Governor Ron DeSantis today joined Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott asking President Donald Trump to include in the federal budget a sustained annual commitment of $200 million in construction funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER). Governor…

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VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

Putin, Kim to meet in Russia’s Far East on Thursday

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong…

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri…

Meet Grenada's New Ambassador to the U.S.: Her Excellency Yolande Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN NEWS) - Her Excellency Yolande Smith very recently reached a unique and…

Trump brushes off Romney’s criticism, points to loss in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitt Romney says he’s “sickened” by the dishonesty the Russia investigation…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Florida Supreme Court Affirms Governor’s Authority to Suspend Scott Israel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion affirming Governor Ron DeSantis’…

Governor Ron DeSantis to Speak at Press Conference in Key Biscayne with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Monday

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference with the Miami…

[OPINION]: Central Florida’s Regressive Prosecutor

In 2016, Central Florida elected Aramis Ayala as Florida’s first African-American State Attorney. Given her…

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW)

Eglin AFB, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW), an…

FNN SPORTS

  • Tiger Woods celebrates his 5th Masters win after sinking the final bogie Sunday. Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE/Rex/Shutterstock
    AUGUSTA (CBS Sports) - 2019 Masters: Tiger Woods Storms Leaderboard, Wins Fifth Green Jacket in Furious Finish (Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE/Rex/Shutterstock)

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Orlando City Earns Late 1-0 Victory Over Vancouver

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando City SC // Orlando City SC (3-3-2, 11…

Governor Ron DeSantis, Former NBA Star Tracy McGrady Sit Courtside for Game 3 of Orlando Magic Playoffs

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Florida's 46th Governor Ron DeSantis (R),  First Lady Casey DeSantis…

Jaguars Unveil New Logo To Celebrate Team's Historic 25th Season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Today the Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off a yearlong celebration of the…

MATCH RECAP: Pride Shutout by North Carolina Courage

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Pride (0-2-0, 0 points) fell to the defending National Women’s Soccer League…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers announce 2019 regular season schedule

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2019 regular season schedule, released today by the…

Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled 2019 preseason and regular season schedules

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have unveiled their 2019 preseason and regular season schedules, the…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • FILE In this May 31, 2018, file photo a customer enters the Apple store in New York. Apple on Monday, March 18, 2019, unveiled a new iPad that's thinner and slightly larger than its current entry-level tablet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
    NEW YORK (AP) - Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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Shark Tank Star Daymond John, DWTS's Lindsay Arnold, Joey Fatone to Host Runway to Hope 2019 Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Runway to Hope co-founder Attorney Mark NeJame announced on Facebook Wednesday…

Bank of America Raising Hourly Minimum Wage to $20

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America plans to raise its starting pay to $20…

Pinterest sets sites on $1.5B in first public share offering

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest, among a gaggle of tech companies planning to go public…

Gone in 6 minutes: an Ethiopian Airlines jet’s final journey

From nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off in their new…

Linda McMahon to exit role at Small Business Administration

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is…

Facebook charged with housing discrimination by HUD

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • This undated photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Timothy Williams. The actor and spokesman for the discount hotel website Trivago.com has been arrested in Texas on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge. Court records show 52-year-old Williams was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Houston and freed on $100 bond. (Houston Police Department via AP)
    TEXAS (AP) - Trivago Hotel Website Actor Arrested in Texas on DWI Charge (Photo: Houston Police Department via AP)

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Brothers sue Jussie Smollett’s lawyers, claiming defamation

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and…

Funk Fest Orlando Brings Erykah Badu, Ginuwine, Bobby Brown and More This Weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Funk Fest, the ultimate Old School R&B/Hip Hop outdoor music…

Florida Film Festival announced the 2019 Grand Jury and Audience Award Winners

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - After 10 days and over 180 films, the 2019 Florida Film…

Shark Tank Star Daymond John, DWTS's Lindsay Arnold, Joey Fatone to Host Runway to Hope 2019 Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Runway to Hope co-founder Attorney Mark NeJame announced on Facebook Wednesday…

Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of…

Trivago Hotel Website Actor Arrested in Texas on DWI Charge

HOUSTON (AP) - The actor who has become something of a sex symbol as the…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • Korrie Lupino Stevenson, the inspiration for "Unplanned" the movie event. Photo courtesy of Korrie Lupino Stevenson.
    ORLANDO, Fla. - “Unplanned” Movie Comes to Orlando, Inspired by Conservative Activist Korrie Lupino Stevenson (Photo courtesy of Korrie Lupino Stevenson.)

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Shark Tank Star Daymond John, DWTS's Lindsay Arnold, Joey Fatone to Host Runway to Hope 2019 Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Runway to Hope co-founder Attorney Mark NeJame announced on Facebook Wednesday…

Trivago Hotel Website Actor Arrested in Texas on DWI Charge

HOUSTON (AP) - The actor who has become something of a sex symbol as the…

"Unplanned" Movie Comes to Orlando, Inspired by Conservative Activist Korrie Lupino Stevenson

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - On Wednesday, March 27th, Unplanned the movie will be viewed…

Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands to Every Day of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 6-June 3

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Garden Rocks Concert Series is back – every single day…

SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Compliance with State Law Plagues Orange County Soil & Water Board

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida currently has 58 Soil & Water Conservation Districts which were…

Chairman Daisy Morales Announces New Website for Orange Soil and Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – After four years of ongoing board meetings and delays to…