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Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva, R- Miami Lakes and Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R- Bradenton, talk during a joint session of the Florida Legislature, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in Tallahassee.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
After five hours of heated debate over two days, the House passed a bill that would make Florida one of five states requiring minors get parental consent and notification before getting abortions.
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The governor’s announcement was prompted by what he said were revelations that the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence used state and federal funds for “exorbitant” payouts.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission won’t allow them to keep snook, redfish and sea trout they catch.
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  1. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. [STEVE CANNON  |  AP]
  2. Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva, R- Miami Lakes and Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R- Bradenton, talk during a joint session of the Florida Legislature, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in Tallahassee.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Amy Weintraub with Progress Florida (center), stands with other women during a press conference to speak out against HB 265, which would require minors to gain consent from their parents to get an abortion, in front of Florida Representative Jackie Toledo on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Tampa.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
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  5. State Rep. Anthony Sabatini fields questions on the House floor on Feb. 19, 2020, about his proposal to ask voters to limit school board member terms. [The Florida Channel]
  6. From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. [JOHN LOCHER  |  AP]
  7. From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher) [JOHN LOCHER  |  AP]
  8. Tiffany Carr — shown during a 2004 visit to a Hollywood nail salon — is the former head of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. [MIAMI HERALD  |  [Bob Eighmie Miami Herald file photo]]
  9. Some have noted the similarities between President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, even if they're in two different political parties. [Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE | Times]
  10. A pair of wood storks, left, and a large group of white ibis rest and feed in a wetland area off Loop Road in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Florida is home to more wetlands than any other state except Alaska. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2008)]
  11. Florida Power and Light has a large solar array in Sarasota.
  12. 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)]
  13. 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]
  14. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. 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]
  17. The Tallahassee headquarter of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. [SAMANTHA J. GROSS | Times/Herald]
  18. 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]
  19. 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]
  20. 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]
  21. Rep. Blaise Ingoglia on the floor of the Florida House in 2017. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  22. 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]
  23. John MacIver, Gov. Ron DeSantis' pick to be the chief judge of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. [[The Florida Channel]]
  24. 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]
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