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The Buzz on Florida Politics

Statewide prosecutors said they would appeal.
He sponsored the Parental Rights in Education law, which opponents called the “don’t say gay” bill.
One attorney said the officers were not acting as individual “persons” but as agents of the government during the incidents.

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  1. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks with supporters during her reelection rally and 63rd birthday party on Wednesday.
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media after a bill signing on Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon. A Miami judge has tossed out another voter fraud case brought by DeSantis' election police.
  3. Florida Rep. Joe Harding listens during a Local Administration and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee hearing in a legislative session, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  4. Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson, June 4, 2020. At a council meeting at the Tampa Convention Center.
  5. The Florida Supreme Court building is pictured on Nov. 10, 2018, in Tallahassee.
  6. The Florida Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether police officers have the right to have their identities shielded under Marsy’s Law when they use deadly force in the line of duty.
  7. Bills will go up in January for many customers of Florida Power & Light, along with customers of Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric Co. and Florida Public Utilities Co.
  8. The proclamation Tuesday also said lawmakers will take up proposals to provide tax relief and other assistance to people who sustained damage in Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, on Key Biscayne.
  10. State Sen. Ed Hooper speaks during a candidate's forum in Tarpon Springs during his successful 2022 re-election campaign.
  11. Then-Florida Republican Congressional candidate David Rivera speaks on Nov. 2, 2010, in Coral Gables. The former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government has been arrested Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in connection to an ongoing federal criminal investigation, law enforcement officials said.
  12. As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis moves into a second term, DeSantis announced in a pair of tweets Monday that two of his state agency heads are stepping down.
  13. Voters drop off mail-in ballots at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office in Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
  14. The percentage of kindergarten students in Florida completing the immunizations required to enter school during the 2021-2022 year is the lowest since the 2010-2011 school year.
  15. Tampa City Council member Charlie Miranda Miranda privately supported former assistant police Chief Butch Delgado, but publicly voiced support for Mayor Jane Castor’s selection.
  16. Sterling Sheffield, an assistant professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida, holds an over-the-counter hearing aid Nov. 30 in Gainesville. OTC hearing aids started hitting the market in October after the FDA approved them for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss, and Sheffield has been testing them.
  17. Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, removed Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren in August. Warren was in federal court in Tallahassee last week to try to win his job back.
  18. Web designer Lorie Smith is shown in her office on Nov. 7 in the southwest part of Littleton, Colo. The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving Smith, a Christian graphic artist, who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.
  19. Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., celebrates with his supporters after his victory in the Iowa caucus in 2008. With the Democratic Party increasingly becoming a party of diversity, Iowa’s lack of it left the state without much of a rationale for leading the way.
  20. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor so far faces two little-known challengers as she seeks a second term.
  21. A Venezuelan migrant is led onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass on the island of Marthas Vineyard. Florida flew a group of 48 migrants to the island from Texas.
  22. Tampa Police Chief Mary O'Connor recently told a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop that she lives in Oldsmar. Tampa requires department heads, including the police chief, must live in city limits. A city spokeswoman says O'Connor also leases a condo in Tampa and lives in both places.
  23. Guests crowd Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.
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