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The Reedy Creek Improvement District Administration Building in Lake Buena Vista is seen in 2022.
The state will take over Disney’s special district, he said.
It would make Florida the only state to allow judges the power to override a life sentence and give a death sentence instead.
A Tallahassee judge found that DeSantis has the right to shield some information of his choosing from the public.
Included in the proposal is more money for migrant relocations.


  1. Annette Taddeo, a former state senator from Miami-Dade County, is running for chair of the Florida Democratic Party in 2023 and appears to be the choice of several state lawmakers.
  2. In a long-awaited move, Florida will double the number of medical marijuana licenses available in the state.
  3. The Florida High School Athletic Association is considering adopting a national version of a medical form that doctors sign to clear students to play sports. The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form used in Florida includes questions about concussions, allergies, and blood pressure. It also includes optional questions for female students about when they had their first period and how often they menstruate.
  4. President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda while announcing funding to upgrade Philadelphia's water facilities and replace lead pipes, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Belmont Water Treatment Center in Philadelphia.
  5. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 18, 2022, when he announced the voter fraud arrests across the state.
  6. An immigrant family brought to Martha's Vineyard, Mass., by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration heads toward a bus that will help relocate them to a military base on nearby Cape Cod, Mass.
  7. Former Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn urges a crowd at the Oxford Exchange Thursday night to vote for City Council candidate and South Tampa business mogul Blake Casper.
  8. The headquarters of Walt Disney World's Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
  9. Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, center, is asking for documents and questioning the book selection process in Hillsborough County Public Schools.
  10. New College students attend a protest of the appointment of new board of trustees members by Gov. Ron DeSantis at New College on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, outside the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center on the school in Sarasota.
  11. Statewide Prosecutor Nick Cox, right, stands beside former Attorney General Pam Bondi during a 2018 news conference in Tampa.
  12. New College trustee and vice chair Ron Christaldi at the meeting of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.
  13. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Henderson has qualified to challenge incumbent District Orlando Gudes in the District 5 City Council race to represent parts of central and eastern Tampa.
  14. The Florida High School Athletic Association has a draft plan to require high school student athletes to provide information about their menstrual history.
  15. Could recreational marijuana be on Florida's 2024 ballot? Proponents have cleared a first hurdle.
  16. Courses in "fairness and diversity" will no longer meet a continuing education requirement for judges, the Florida Supreme Court said.
  17. Archive photo of death row at Florida State Prison and Union Correctional Institution.
  18. The Reedy Creek Improvement District Administration Building in Lake Buena Vista is seen in 2022.
  19. The Tampa Police union announced its endorsements late Wednesday for City Council races in the March 7 election.
  20. Gov. Ron DeSantis has previously objected to some of the topics and suggested readings in a new AP African American studies course. The College Board on Wednesday released an official outline for the course, which had differences from the pilot curriculum.
  21. County Commissioner Rene Flowers speaks during a Black History Matters press conference on the steps of City Hall, Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  22. Gov. Ron DeSantis has released his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  23. Former Tampa City Council member Mike Suarez, who is running for the citywide District 2 seat, says he has paid off an IRS lien of more than $61,000 levied in 2021. In 2019, Suarez, pictured above, ran unsuccessfully for mayor.
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