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This is what Florida Senate President Bill Galvano was doing during the final week of legislative session in March. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
“We may need to return to Tallahassee, at the appropriate time in fiscal year 2020-21, to formally appropriate available federal funding,” said Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton.
Earlier today• Health
He’s also asking other state employees to answer calls on the state’s overburdened unemployment hotline.
Yesterday• Health
The office is going to revert to paper applications because the website is so broken, Executive Director Ken Lawson said.
Yesterday• Health
Florida now will become the 34th state to ask most Floridians to essentially stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the coronavirus.
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  1. In this July 21, 2016, photo Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center left, walks with vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana as confetti and balloons fall during celebrations after Trump's acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. [MATT ROURKE  |  AP]
  2. This is what Florida Senate President Bill Galvano was doing during the final week of legislative session in March. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn't want the people on the Holland America's Zandaam where four people died and others are sick to be treated in Florida, saying the state doesn't have the capacity to treat outsiders as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
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  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Thursday, April 2, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
  6. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn't want the people on the Holland America's Zandaam where four people died and others are sick to be treated in Florida, saying the state doesn't have the capacity to treat outsiders as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  7. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Ken Lawson apologized for the problems with the state's unemployment website on Thursday, April 2, 2020. [LAWRENCE MOWER  |  Zoom]
  8. A usually active 200 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg is eerily quiet at around 9:30 pm on Wednesday night March 18, 2020 as restaurants and bars closed early due to the government mandated operating restrictions including alcohol sales impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  BOYZELL HOSEY   |   Times]
  9. Santa Clara County Public Health Department Director Dr. Sara Cody speaks during a news conference in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Santa Clara County health officials confirmed a second case of unknown origin of the novel coronavirus. [ANDA CHU  |  AP]
  10. Massive layoffs, including at Macy's, have led to tens of thousands of new jobless claims in Florida. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  11. Zac Giparas, 28, takes a picture of the COVID-19 update beach closure sign along the sand at North Shore Park on Friday, March 20, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Giparas is a USF grad student currently on spring break. "It's a safety  concern. You gotta do what you can for public safety," he said, regarding an earlier order for the local beaches to close. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  12. Just two people cross the ticketing and check-in level of Tampa International Airport, Friday, March 27, 2020. Many people are avoiding travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  1. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. [PATRICK SEMANSKY  |  AP]
  2. 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)]
  3. In this image take from a Facebook live video, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne leads his congregation during a service Sunday, March 29, 2020 at The River at Tampa Bay Church. [Photo from Facebook]
  4. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Tuesday, March 31, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
  5. Florida Highway Patrol.
  6. Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity [Twitter]
  7. Three cities will hold elections April 14 in Pasco County. Times (2012) [Tampa Tribune]
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Miami Gardens. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  9. Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee speaks at an October news conference in Tallahassee. [STEVE CANNON  |  Associated Press]
  10. First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the birth of her baby girl on Monday via Twitter. [Twitter]
  11. A Tampa man contends in a federal lawsuit that he received unwanted text messages from the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Times files)
  12. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, during a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) [SUSAN WALSH  |  AP]
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