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The Buzz on Florida Politics

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn't said what abortion legislation he wants Florida to pass. However, he issued a statement praising the court decision and promised that Florida “will work to expand pro-life protections,” without offering specifics.
Two anti-abortion advocates predict the passage of a heartbeat bill in the state.
The small private Christian college in Michigan is playing an influential role in Florida.
A circuit judge’s injunction was nullified when lawyers for the state appealed.
State lawmakers from both parties weigh in on how bipartisanship fades after a mass shooting.

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  1. Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist answer questions during a Palm Beach 2022 Gubernatorial Forum, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.
  2. From left, U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., at a news conference at the Capitol in 2019. A Sarasota man has been sentenced to probation for threatening to shoot Omar.
  3. Tampa Republican James Judge is running for the GOP nod to face U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor.
  4. Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Pete Antonacci, who has held a number of government roles, to lead the new state "Election Crimes and Security" office.
  5. Former state Sen. Jack Latvala.
  6. Kelly Flynn sits in the waiting room of the Florida abortion clinic she owns, A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville.
  7. Bus drivers for the Pasco County school system demonstrate April 29, 2022 at district headquarters, saying they are underpaid. Employee salaries, along with district finances and a proposed property tax referendum are among the issues in this year's races for School Board.
  8. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn't said what abortion legislation he wants Florida to pass. However, he issued a statement praising the court decision and promised that Florida “will work to expand pro-life protections,” without offering specifics.
  9. Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal so they can terminate pregnancies.
  10. Protesters attend a May 3 abortion rights rally organized by Florida Rep. Michele Rayner and the Pinellas Democratic Progressive Caucus on the steps of the St. Petersburg Judicial Courthouse. The U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down Roe v. Wade, and in Florida the focus has turned to the state's recently adopted 15-week abortion ban.
  11. Jeremy Miller, of Homosassa, explores one of the vents at Three Sisters Springs on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County.
  12. Emily Reed (right), 33, of St. Petersburg, raises a sign during an abortion protest on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Tampa. "If my hysterectomy was scheduled three months later I would not have that choice," Reed said.
  13. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, speaks at the social conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual "Road to the Majority" conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 9, 2017.
  14. Florida law enforcement can now stop drivers and issue a noncriminal infraction for playing music “plainly audible” from 25 feet away.
  15. Then-Gov. Rick Scott signed gun and school safety legislation on March 9, 2018, in Tallahassee, joined by family members of students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. [Times (2018)]
  16. Protesters march during an abortion rights rally on Saturday, June 25, 2022, on the corner of East Fowler Avenue and North 56th Street in Temple Terrace.
  17. Mifepristone and Misoprostol, the two drugs used in a medication abortion, are seen at the Women's Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 17, 2022.
  18. Dr. Lisa Gwynn, right, a University of Miami pediatrician and president of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, speaks to Julie Machaca (left) and her children (left to right) Saory Betalleluz, 5, Diego Betalleluz, 9, and Cyd Betalleluz, 12, before they receive shots at the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic in Homestead, June 24. Gwynn, who has been a visible advocate of vaccine access for poor young kids, was removed Wednesday from a state-appointed board for publicly criticizing Florida’s decision to delay access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5.
  19. Logan Jackson, 23, of St. Petersburg and Andrea Waters, 23, of Riverview pare pictured at the Banyan Courtyard at Stetson University College of Law on June 10 in Gulfport. "To see a Black woman on the highest court in the land is just so amazing and inspiring," Waters said.
  20. State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser announced he is stepping down.
  21. Protesters chant during an abortion rights rally Saturday at the corner of E Fowler Avenue and N 56th Street in Temple Terrace.
  22. In this image from video provided by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts administers the Constitutional Oath to Ketanji Brown Jackson as her husband Patrick Jackson holds the Bible at the Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday.
  23. Nina Johnson, of St. Petersburg, left, talks paddle boards and paddles with Melissa Damel, of Largo, right, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on the sales floor at Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park.
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