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Florida judge blocks DeSantis attempt to halt mask mandate ruling

By Andrew Atterbury,, Sep 8, 2021. TALLAHASSEE — Florida school districts are free to implement mask mandates for students as of Wednesday after a judge struck down the DeSantis administration’s attempt to halt a recent ruling on face coverings. The decision marks the latest chapter in a weekslong fight in schools and courts over masking children amid

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Florida vying to outdo ‘Texas Crazy’

Editor’s note:  the following letter to the editor was published today in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. I’m from Texas. My wife is from Sarasota. Early in the pandemic, the lieutenant governor of Texas declared older folks should be willing to die to preserve a good economy. That gave me the early lead in our debate over

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Democrats say DeSantis stumble gives hope, but campaign needs work

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA, Sept 4, 2021. TALLAHASSEE – With recent polls showing Gov. Ron DeSantis losing support among Floridians as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, Florida Democrats sense a political opening. But DeSantis’ stumbles also are being greeted with a cold dose of reality among  Democrats exiled from state leadership for more than

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