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The Buzz on Florida Politics

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at Miami's Freedom Tower on May 9, 2022.
The idea didn’t make it onto the 2022 agenda for the Florida Legislature.
The state representative would become the first Black woman to hold the position.
That and other lapses plague state oversight of the property insurance market as lawmakers prepare for a special session.
It could be the Senate’s only chance to hold confirmation hearings ahead of the midterm elections.

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  1. It’s estimated that millions of people in the U.S. use period-tracking apps to plan ahead, track when they are ovulating, and monitor other health effects. Many fear this data could be used against women if abortion becomes illegal.
  2. A aerial view of the rooftops pictured from the corner of Heronglen Dr. and Heronview Cres Dr. in Fishhawk Ranch, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Lithia.
  3. Cord Byrd, Florida's new secretary of state
  4. State Rep. Chris Latvala, left, originally filed to run in 2024 for Pinellas County Commission District 5, currently held by Karen Seel, right. A new state law allows him to run this year instead.
  5. View of the Brickell's skyline financial center, where business-commercial towers and luxury condos tower come together over Biscayne Bay. on Wednesday, May 30, 2019.
  6. Jestine Iannotti, photographed in Stockholm, on April 26, 2021, declined to comment when asked about her no-party bid for the Florida state Senate.  She is facing criminal charges in Florida, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced on Tuesday.
  7. Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, speaks on the floor before her colleagues before they vote on the 15-weeks abortion bill ban at the Florida State House in Tallahassee, on Feb. 16, 2022.
  8. Reedy Creek Improvement District Fire Department Station 4, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.
  9. The Florida Supreme Court, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
  10. Shawn Frazier, 61, checks tarps over his Tampa home's roof ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference April 19, 2022, at The Villages complex. Behind him are Senate President Wilton Simpson, left, and House Speaker Chris Sprowls.
  12. Florida Gov.  Ron DeSantis vetoed a measure that would have increased the exemption of debtors’ interests in motor vehicles from $1,000 to $5,000 in bankruptcy proceedings.
  13. Roofers install shingles on a stilt home on Mexico Beach, seven months after Hurricane Michael made landfall, destroying many of the structures in the small coastal Panhandle town.
  14. Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, right, arrive for a State Dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Donald Trump at the White House in 2019.
  15. Former Florida secretary of state Laurel Lee. [STEVE CANNON | Associated Press]
  16. The Florida House of Representatives pictured on Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Tallahassee. Florida lawmakers are returning to the Capitol next week for a special legislative session aimed at addressing problems in the state’s turbulent property insurance market.
  17. The partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building is pictured June 28, 2021, in Surfside.
  18. Former state Rep. Betty Reed, seen here at a candidate forum in 2016, died Friday, May 20, 2022.
  19. Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, reviews proposed district maps during a Committee on Reapportionment meeting, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  20. A pouch containing crystalized methamphetamine and a homemade pipe are shown March 21, 2006, in Window Rock, Ariz.
  21. Katherine Gibson-Haynes helps distribute infant formula during a baby formula drive May 14 in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall.
  22. Clearwater's Joseph Woodrow Hatchett, right, was the first black state Supreme Court justice below the Mason-Dixon line. The U.S. House reversed itself in voting by simple majority to name the Tallahassee federal courthouse for him, [Times (1975)]
  23. Science textbooks will be up for adoption in Florida in two years, in time to be an issue in the 2024 election. And the process has already started to select new social studies texts in 2023. Experts say both subject areas could be far more contentious than this year's debate over math textbooks.
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