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This week on The Florida Roundup, we discussed Governor Ron DeSantis’ first few days in office – and what lies ahead – with Jim Saunders, Executive Editor for News Service of Florida and Ana Ceballos, who covers state government and politics for the USA TODAY NETWORK.
A spokesman said the reduction would not be necessary except for “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.”
Governor Ron DeSantis said he will not allow sanctuary cities in Florida.
This week on The Florida Roundup, we discussed some of the state’s biggest political stories to watch in the year ahead with A.G. Gancarski, a writer for Florida Politics and Adam Smith, the political editor for the Tampa Bay Times. We also looked at a new state report that says the number of sexual offenders and predators living in Florida has risen by more than 50 percent in the last 13 years. WMFE Orlando reporter Danielle Prieur joined us with a look at the numbers.
The nation’s longest winning streak in college football is over. Central Florida had won 25 straight dating to last season before 11th-ranked LSU knocked off the No. 7 Knights, 40-32 at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.
The 69-year-old law professor turned consumer advocate is a liberal icon but faces a crowded field of Democrats eager to challenge President Trump in 2020.
Minutes after the turn of the new year, NASA’s New Horizons probe will fly by a minor planet in the most distant exploration of a world ever attempted.
The federal judge in Texas issued a stay on the health care law more than two weeks after ruling it unconstitutional due to a recent elimination of a tax penalty on uninsured people.
This week on the Florida Roundup, we looked back at some of the biggest statewide stories of 2018, such as the deadly school shooting in Parkland, which led to a landmark gun and school safety law; the election, which resulted in several mandated recounts; the blue-green algae and red tide that appeared in bodies of water around the state; and Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Panhandle.
The House and Senate convened at noon Saturday. Congress is looking for a way forward. But President Trump maintains that any bill has to include money for his wall, a demand Democrats still reject.