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Voters cast their ballots for the Florida presidential primary, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Bonita Springs, Fla. Floridians are voting across the state as election officials manage losses of poll workers and changes to polling places because of the coronavirus. [ELISE AMENDOLA  |  AP]
With deadlines bearing down in a matter of weeks, elections officials say they need the state to explain how — and whether — election laws will be altered so they can make decisions about the way the...
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The ruling dramatically raises the stakes of the case over Amendment 4, which is set to go to trial April 27.
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Florida spends a little less than $9 billion in state funds each year on Medicaid. It spends $14 billion in federal dollars. By comparison New York, an early expansion state with a comparable...
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There are currently five, 250-bed field hospitals that have been deployed or are in the process of being deployed across the state.
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  1. Florida launched a new website Wednesday to serve as an alternative to its broken unemployment website, CONNECT. [Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.]
  2. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. [ALEX BRANDON  |  AP]
  3. FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters about coronavirus in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) [CHARLES KRUPA  |  AP]
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  5. FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018 file photo, people gather around the Ben & Jerry's "Yes on 4" truck as they learn about Amendment 4 and eat free ice cream at Charles Hadley Park in Miami. A federal judge has temporarily set aside a Florida law that barred some felons from voting because of their inability to pay fines and other legal debts. The ruling handed down Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle means thousands of felons who were denied the right to vote will be able to cast ballots unless the state gets a higher court to intervene or if Hinkle later upholds the constitutionality of the state law. [WILFREDO LEE  |  Associated Press]
  6. Voters cast their ballots for the Florida presidential primary, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Bonita Springs, Fla. Floridians are voting across the state as election officials manage losses of poll workers and changes to polling places because of the coronavirus. [ELISE AMENDOLA  |  AP]
  7. Kayleigh McEnany speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. [Wikimedia Commons]
  8. House Speaker Jose Oliva, R- Miami Lakes, shakes hands with Senate President Bill Galvano, R- Bradenton, after Oliva gave his farewell speech to members of the Florida House, Thursday, March 12, 2020. On the right is Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  9. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital at 501 6th Ave S on Monday, March 16, 2020 in St. Petersburg.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  10. The Florida Department of Health stopped including flu test data in its weekly surveillance reports in late March. [iStockphoto.com]
  11. Detainees being escorted through a secured walkway at the Krome Avenue Detention Center during a media visit on Dec. 6, 2007. [DONNA E. NATALE PLANAS | MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO]
  12. Walkway. Interior photos of Blackwater River Correctional Facility. [Florida Department of Corrections]
  1. Judge John Van Laningham [State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings]
  2. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks during a news conference about the recent coronavirus pandemic Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Tampa. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  3. Residents in Flagler County work on computer skills to apply for jobs and unemployment benefits. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is entering talks with the Labor Department in an effort to make changes to its jobless benefit program.
  4. A voter uses hand sanitizer as she leaves a polling station for the Florida presidential primary, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Bonita Springs, Fla. [ELISE AMENDOLA  |  AP]
  5. Florida Senator Janet Cruz on the floor of the Florida Senate, Thursday, May 2, 2019. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times (2019)]
  6. 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]
  7. This is what Florida Senate President Bill Galvano was doing during the final week of legislative session in March. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  8. 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]
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Thursday, April 2, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
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