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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. The Florida High School Athletic Association has a draft plan to require high school student athletes to provide information about their menstrual history.
  2. Could recreational marijuana be on Florida's 2024 ballot? Proponents have cleared a first hurdle.
  3. Courses in "fairness and diversity" will no longer meet a continuing education requirement for judges, the Florida Supreme Court said.
  4. Archive photo of death row at Florida State Prison and Union Correctional Institution.
  5. The Reedy Creek Improvement District Administration Building in Lake Buena Vista is seen in 2022.
  6. The Tampa Police union announced its endorsements late Wednesday for City Council races in the March 7 election.
  7. 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.
  8. County Commissioner Rene Flowers speaks during a Black History Matters press conference on the steps of City Hall, Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  9. Gov. Ron DeSantis has released his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  10. 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.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference on Jan. 26 in Miami. In multiple lawsuits, DeSantis’ lawyers have claimed that the governor wields executive privilege, a special right invoked by U.S. presidents that shields them from disclosing information of their choosing.
  12. New College students attend a protest of the appointment of new board of trustees members by Gov. Ron DeSantis at the school's Harry Sudakoff Conference Center on Tuesday.
  13. George Santos leaves the Capitol Hill Club as members of the press follow him on Jan. 31, 2023, in Washington, DC.
  14. People view the atrium between House and Senate chambers while taking a guided tour of the Florida state Capitol building during a legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  15. Former Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is on tap to be the new president of New College as it undergoes a conservative transformation.
  16. Earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education rejected the African American Studies AP course.
  17. Gov. Ron DeSantis, pictured here at a Las Vegas speech in November, announced a package of sweeping reforms to Florida higher education on Tuesday.
  18. Jason "Eddie" Speir, left, and Christopher Rufo, two of the controversial new trustees for New College of Florida, address the audience at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion on the campus of New College of Florida, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 in Sarasota. Going into Tuesday's meeting of the newly remade board, the two have proposed major changes.
  19. About twenty migrants (mostly men) board a charter bus back to the Migrant Resources Center after their flight to Delaware out of San Antonio, Texas, was canceled on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.
  20. Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, opens a special session on Dec. 12, 2022, at the state Capitol in Tallahassee.
  21. Audrey Ann Southard, center, holds a mask during a counter-protest against a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New Port Richey on Aug. 8, 2020.
  22. Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday.
  23. Joseph Glover is the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Florida. He is the university's second-ranking officer. He will step down in July.
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