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Florida's Cabinet: From left, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
DeSantis has tried and failed to get legislators to revise the law to remove the requirement that the Cabinet approve his appointment of the environmental secretary and other key roles.
Luna said in the injunction that she got word of a plan against her life. The people mentioned say it’s “nonsense.”
“We’re all trying to figure this out,” Julie Marcus, supervisor of elections in Pinellas County, told attorneys with the state. “But we have elections in August.”
DeSantis and the other two Republicans on the clemency board backed the measure, while Democrat Nikki Fried, who is running against DeSantis in 2022, was opposed.

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  1. The former president — who once said he trusted Putin more than American intelligence agencies — told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Biden handed the Russian leader a gift by giving him a starring role on the global stage.
  2. The Tampa City Council reached a compromise on police reform Thursday in a 4-3 vote.
  3. Salvatore Cuccia, 21, of Clearwater, waits as a front loader picks up a bag of dead fish Thursday in Dunedin. Pinellas County had small boats retrieving dead fish in Dunedin and around Clearwater Harbor Thursday. The fish kill is attributed to the recent Red Tide bloom.
  4. Attorney Michael Minardi speaks with reporters Tuesday while flanked by his clients Joshua McAdams, left, and Taylor Bland-Ball, who are trying to convince a judge that they should be able to treat their son's leukemia with medical marijuana. [TONY MARRERO  l  Times]
  5. A man walks past the Leading Insurance Agency in Miami, which offers plans under the Affordable Care Act.
  6. Former Florida lawmakers Arthenia Joyner and John Grant will be honored with the 2021 Lifetime achievement Award from the Tampa Tiger Bay Club.
  7. St. Petersburg City Council member and mayoral candidate Darden Rice.
  8. Florida secretary of state Laurel Lee speaks at pre-legislative news conference on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
  9. Ron DeSantis, shown here in April 2021, said on June 16, 2021, that he will send state and local police officers to the Mexican border.
  10. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, pictured in the Florida House in 2018, with other members of the Florida Cabinet. Left to Right are:  Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, and former Attorney General Pam Bondi. SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
  11. Florida House of Representatives members Kim Berfield, (R), Clearwater, and Gustavo A. Barreiro, (R), Miami Beach, confer on the first day of the 2006 Legislative session in Tallahassee. file photo. Times (2006)
  12. Marcile Powers, 35, who runs Kenwood Organic Produce, and her son Mercury McAlavy, 3, are pictured together at the 15th Street Farm, where she buys produce for her business Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Powers is running for mayor of St. Petersburg.
  13. Florida's Cabinet: From left, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
  14. Nina Bac works to set up an individual school supply kit which each student will have on their desk in her  kindergarten classroom at Macfarlane Park IB Elementary,1721 N Macdill Ave, on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 in Tampa. The kits include scissors, erasers, glue sticks and crayons. In the past these would have been in a shared caddy but now each student has their own to cut down on sharing and the possible passing of germs. Students now also have desks, which are spread out, instead of sharing table space. Bac, who has been a teacher for 14 years, is preparing to have 19 students when school starts on Monday. The first week will be eLearning through Zoom with brick and mortar starting the following Monday.
  15. James Alderman, a Florida Supreme Court judge from 1978 to 1985, pictured with then-Gov. Reubin Askew in 1978.
  16. FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue at Dalton Regional Airport in Dalton, Ga. Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group's annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
  17. The Renaissance at West River, 1545 W. Main St, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Tampa. The Renaissance at West River is the first apartment complex to be completed in the West River urban renewal project. The six-story, 160-unit complex is a part of Tampa's commitment to provide 10,000 affordable housing units by 2027.
  18. A Florida voter registration application is shown, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  19. Voting signs are seen just outside the Belleair Beach City Hall Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Belleair Beach is one of 10 small Pinellas municipalities that held elections Tuesday.
  20. St. Petersburg City Council member Robert Blackmon
  21. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he speaks, Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Shul of Bal Harbour, a Jewish community center in Surfside, Fla. DeSantis visited the South Florida temple to denounce anti-Semitism and stand with Israel, while signing a bill into law that would require public schools in his state to set aside moments of silence for children to meditate or pray. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  22. The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull. A very cool, heroic event.
  23. In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A Chicago police officer has been charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol and entering a senator's office during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Karol Chwiesiuk, was arrested Friday, June 11 and faces five misdemeanor counts, including entering a restricted building, disrupting government business, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds with intent to impede congressional proceeding.
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