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New Florida Laws Aim to Keep Illegal Immigrants Off Roads, Deported Felons Off Streets

By John Haughey WINTER HAVEN, Fla.—Florida lawmakers have adopted some of the most restrictive illegal immigration laws in the nation in recent years and continued to do so in 2024 by approving measures that tighten identification requirements, punish repeat unlicensed driving with prison, and make being in Florida after being deported a felony. Florida Gov. […]

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Republican Presidential Candidates Appeal for Support at Florida Summit

By Janice Hisle and T.J. Muscaro KISSIMMEE, Fla.–The Florida Freedom Summit presented a chance for the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, to shine. And he did. Former President Donald Trump still commanded the biggest spotlight among speakers at the state Republican Party’s daylong event on Nov. 4. Although the audience of 1,500 people treated the governor […]

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Florida Citrus Industry Posts Worst Year Since 1930s After Hurricane Damage and Crop Disease

By Bryan Jung Florida’s citrus industry posted its worse harvest since 1937, which should give orange fans some pause at the supermarket. Damage from the 2022 hurricane season, combined with the impact of citrus greening disease, is ravaging the Sunshine State’s orange crop. This will likely cause citrus prices to skyrocket nationwide, as Florida farmers […]

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Florida Congressman Calls Trump ‘Strongest 2024 Candidate’

By Frank Fang Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) endorsed former President Donald Trump as the “strongest” candidate among presidential hopefuls in 2024, following Trump’s strong showings in a recent poll. The poll, conducted by Harvard CAPS-Harris that queried 2,004 registered voters from May 17 to May 18, found Trump defeating President Joe Biden by seven points and […]