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Poll: 57% of Republican Primary Voters see DeSantis as Part of ‘Political Establishment’

This is not good news for the governor, as nearly half of those polled say it is either extremely, or very important, for the next president to be someone from outside the political establishment. 

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1 in 3 LGBTQ+ Floridians Want to Leave Florida

According to a new survey, more than 93% of LGBTQ+ Floridians said they feel less safe now than they did before Gov. Ron DeSantis passed a series of restrictive laws targeting their communities.

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Florida Now Requires Students to Obtain Parental Permission to Use a Nickname in School

The “Parental Authorization for Deviation from Student's Legal Name Form” asks parents to sign if they agree to allow their child to use a name aside from their legally given name on any campus.

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DeSantis’ Attacks on Disney Hurt Florida, Former GOP Officials Say

A group of mostly Republican former high-level government officials has called the Florida governor's takeover of Disney World's governing district "severely damaging to the political, social, and economic fabric of the State."

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Orlando Magic Donated $50,000 to DeSantis 2024 Super PAC

The contribution from the NBA team to Never Back Down, the group supporting DeSantis’ campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, has drawn attention from Florida Democrats and LGBTQ activists. 

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DeSantis’ Anti-LGBTQ Video Backfires, Alienates Conservative Supporters

Some are calling DeSantis’ push to appeal to extreme conservatives as he runs for the White House in 2024 "desperate" and "the last nail in the coffin."

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Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Ban on Medicaid Funding for Transgender Healthcare

Federal Judge Robert Hinkle wrote on June 21 that a health code rule and a new state law violate federal laws on Medicaid, equal protection and the Affordable Care Act’s prohibition of sex discrimination.