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Aerial photos on March 1, 2023, show damage to homes still remain in Fort Myers after Hurricane Ian.
The toll-free insurance consumer helpline is enshrined in state law under the Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights.
Donald Trump has been attacking him relentlessly, but without an official campaign, DeSantis has been limited in his responses.
Women in Florida seeking to access abortion face other laws like a 24-hour waiting period.
Rep. Randy Fine said Gov. DeSantis approached him about the position.


  1. Florida Rep. Bob Rommel during a Florida House of Representatives committee hearing on Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee. Rommel is the House sponsor of the Government and Corporate Activism bill.
  2. Deveron Gibbons makes a point at a St. Petersburg College board of trustees meeting in 2017 during a discussion about presidential candidates for the school. He was named a trustee of Florida A&M University on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
  3. The University of South Florida on March 23, 2023, in Tampa.
  4. A burner on a stove emits blue flames from natural gas. A Florida bill would create incentives for the development of renewable natural gas.
  5. The entrance to the headquarters of what was then called the Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, on Jan. 25, 2023. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida legislators renamed the special district and gave DeSantis the power to appoint the board’s members.
  6. Jeremy Brown outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to federal prosecutors.
  7. Aerial photos on March 1, 2023, show damage to homes still remain in Fort Myers after Hurricane Ian.
  8. Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston is resigning and will soon become general counsel for Citizens Property Insurance.
  9. Gov. Ron DeSantis would have more authority over the Florida high school sports under a proposed bill in the legislature.
  10. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference last year at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, where he announced voter fraud arrests across the state.
  11. “As demand is high to move to a place like Florida, it makes it more challenging for folks to be able to afford,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a bill-signing event Wednesday in Naples. “I think this is the biggest effort that’s ever been done in the history of Florida.”
  12. Eatonville is perhaps best known through the work of Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston.
  13. An exam room is seen inside Planned Parenthood Friday, March 10, 2023, in Fairview Heights, Ill. Many women will travel this year away from their homes in nearby states where abortion access has been restricted to be seen at clinics like Planned Parenthood in southern Illinois.
  14. A new emergency policy by the Florida Board of Governors clears the way for the state to ban TikTok on all public university campuses.
  15. People attend an abortion rights rally organized by Florida Rep. Michele Rayner and the Pinellas Democratic Progressive Caucus on the steps of the county courthouse downtown on May 3, 2022, in St. Petersburg.
  16. State Rep. Randy Fine told his Facebook followers on Monday evening that Gov. Ron DeSantis approached him to see if he would be interested in becoming Florida Atlantic University's next president.
  17. Gov. Ron DeSantis' recent comments on the war in Ukraine have faced criticism. He has since said that his remarks had been "mischaracterized."
  18. Florida lawmakers are expanding eligibility for KidCare, a health insurance program, but there is no move to follow North Carolina, where lawmakers recently voted to expand Medicaid to an estimated 600,000 residents. The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee is pictured above.
  19. Gov. Ron DeSantis and CFO Jimmy Patronis examine a display at the Israel Space Agency in Tel Aviv in 2019.
  20. Crowds filter through the rotunda at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, where lawmakers made school vouchers a priority during the 2023 legislative session. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the voucher bill into law Monday at a ceremony in Miami.
  21. Rep. Alex Andrade, R-Pensacola, said he intends to propose modifications to his bill that would make it easier to sue over defamation claims.
  22. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 837 on Friday, a law aimed at decreasing the number of frivolous lawsuits involving insurance and personal injury claims. In anticipation of the approval, litigants flooded local clerks of court with new civil claims in the days leading up to the approval.
  23. Under current law, consumer-finance loan companies can charge 30 percent annual interest on the first $3,000 of principal amounts, 24 percent on amounts between $3,000 and $4,000 and 18 percent on amounts between $4,000 and $25,000. Florida lawmakers' new bill would set an across-the-board maximum 36 percent rate.
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