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Protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Tallahassee on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, while a federal judge heard arguments for an against the the Legislature's bill implementing Amendment 4. [LAWRENCE MOWER  |  Times (2019)]
The ruling, which was expected, sets up a legal fight that could lead to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Records obtained by the Tampa Bay Times place him near the offices for a major Republican donor.
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The billionaire ex-mayor of New York City has pumped over $327 million into TV, radio and digital advertising throughout the country and at least $29.5 million into Florida alone.
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One campaign donor said he knows DeSantis is the reason the Legislature is hearing bills mandating E-Verify.
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  1. Florida has more wetlands than any state other than Alaska. They serve as important habitat for wildlife and filter out pollution from the environement. Developers have long wanted the state to be in charge of issuing permits to fill them in, rather than the Army Corps of Engineers. The state has now taken a crucial step toward taking over wetlands permitting.
  2. Florida Power and Light has a large solar array in Sarasota.
  3. Protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Tallahassee on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, while a federal judge heard arguments for an against the the Legislature's bill implementing Amendment 4. [LAWRENCE MOWER  |  Times (2019)]
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  5. January 23, 2020, Bushnell, United States: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo poses for a photo with attendees after delivering remarks on U.S. foreign policy at the Sumter County Fairgrounds. (Credit Image: © Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire) [PAUL HENNESSY  |  ZUMAPRESS.com]
  6. Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during his campaign launch of "Mike for Black America," at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) [DAVID J. PHILLIP  |  AP]
  7. In this Feb. 4, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to supporters, in Detroit. [CARLOS OSORIO  |  AP]
  8. Florida Senator Wilton Simpson, R- Trilby, left, greets Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, right, during a joint session of the Florida Legislature, Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  9. The Tallahassee headquarter of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. [SAMANTHA J. GROSS | Times/Herald]
  10. A photo filed in federal court shows the executives of American Therapeutic Corp. in Miami in 2009. From left: Lawrence Durán, Marinella Valera, Judith Negrón, Margarita Acevedo and José Valdés. [U.S. Department of Justice]
  11. Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg poses for photographs with supporters during his campaign launch of "Mike for Black America," at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Houston. [DAVID J. PHILLIP  |  AP]
  12. Personnel at the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work the Emergency Operations Center in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, among other things, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. [JOHN AMIS  |  AP]
  13. Rep. Blaise Ingoglia on the floor of the Florida House in 2017. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  14. In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, file photo, Tiffany Carr, executive director of Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, left, speaks at a news conference held by Gov. Jeb Bush, background right, to announce a public awareness campaign designed to prevent disaster-related domestic violence, in Tallahassee. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an investigation into a nonprofit domestic abuse agency whose CEO, Carr, had received $7.5 million in compensation over a three-year span. Subpoenas have now been issued. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File) [PHIL COALE  |  AP]
  15. John MacIver, Gov. Ron DeSantis' pick to be the chief judge of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. [[The Florida Channel]]
  16. Linda Hadley, 57, from St. Petersburg, shows off her "I registered to vote today" sticker after filling out her paper work and registering to vote for her very first time at the Pinellas County Election Services, 501 1st Ave N, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 in St. Petersburg. When asked why she has decided to register to vote now for her first time Hadley said, "Because I'm desperate to try to get the one that's in the White House out now." Hadley said, "I feel like I'm trying to save the country. It's more important now than ever." Hadley says she is currently supporting Mayor Pete or Bernie.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  17. Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark, shown in a 2011 public hearing in Largo.
  18. Leon County fifth-grader Ingrid Hanley asks the Senate Education Committee not to adopt legislation that would get tougher on D-rated schools, during a Feb. 17, 2020, session. [The Florida Channel]
  19. The Republican Party recently asked Florida tax collectors to provide "all email addresses" that had been collected by their offices. [Shutterstock]
  20. For Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink is endorsing Michael Bloomberg in the Democratic primary for president. [Times File Photo]
  21. Russell Weigel. (Courtesy of Russell Weigel) [Courtesy of Russell Weigel]
  22. Fans watch from the grandstands as Air Force One, carrying President Donald Trump, prepares to land at Daytona International Airport before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday in Daytona Beach. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK  |  AP]
  23. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate on Feb. 7 hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. [ELISE AMENDOLA  |  AP]
  24. Nathan Myers, left, embraces his uncle, Clifford Williams, during a news conference after their 1976 murder convictions were overturned March 28, 2019, in Jacksonville. The order to vacate the convictions originated from the first ever conviction integrity review unit set up by State Attorney Melissa Nelson. [Associated Press]
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