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DeSantis Says ‘We Don’t Want’ Migrants Federal Government Plans to Send to Florida

| May 17, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection could start sending about 135 migrants awaiting asylum hearings twice a week to Palm Beach and Broward counties, to alleviate overcrowding in border facilities.

Siding With Environmentalists, DeSantis Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Bans on Plastic Straws

| May 12, 2019

In his first veto, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday rejected a bill that would have blocked local governments from banning plastic straws.

DeSantis Will Sign Controversial Bill With Conditions on Felons’ Voting Rights

| May 7, 2019

Earlier in the day, the League of Women Voters of Florida held a conference call with reporters urging DeSantis to veto the Amendment 4 implementation bill.

Lawmakers Approve Record $91.1 Billion Budget; 10 Big Issues from the 2019 Session

| May 5, 2019

The budget includes high-profile spending issues such as $680 million for the Everglades and other water projects; a $242-per-student increase in school funding; and $50 million to maintain for at least another year the state’s embattled tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida.

Supreme Court Sides With DeSantis in Suspension of Okaloosa County School Superintendent

| April 17, 2019

DeSantis stripped Jackson of her post less than a week after he was sworn into office, citing “scathing” grand-jury reports that alleged “dereliction of duty.”

Bill Allowing Cheaper Drug Imports From Canada Advancing Against Big Pharma Fit

| April 10, 2019

Gov. DeSantis has championed the legislation as a way to curb prescription drug costs. But his effort continues to draw opposition from representatives of the pharmaceutical industry who say importing drugs could increase the amount of unsafe and counterfeit drugs.

Florida’s GOP Lawmakers Accelerate Plan To Use Far More Public Dollars for Private Schools

| March 16, 2019

The House Education Committee on Thursday approved a bill (PCB EDC 19-01) that would create a new voucher program, known as the Family Empowerment Scholarship program, which would be open to many middle-class families.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Suspension ‘a Political Power Play’ By DeSantis

| March 8, 2019

In a court filing, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s lawyer argued the suspension “is an affront to the Florida Constitution and the fundamental right of voters to choose their elected officials.”

Back From “A Prison Known As the US House of Representatives”: DeSantis’s State of the State Address

| March 5, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address, as prepared and provided to media, on the first day of the 2019 legislative session. The text does not reflect improvised asides and added personal stories.

DeSantis Blames Broward Sheriff For Murder of 22; Attorney Charges ‘Scandalously False Allegations’

| March 1, 2019

A bill of particulars Suspended Sheriff Scott Israel’s case includes allegations related to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and an attack at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

DeSantis Suspends Ex-Dr. Fruehan From Flagler Mosquito Board Over Felony Charges

| February 27, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order suspending Florence Fruehan from the East Flagler Mosquito Control District board pending the resolution of two felony counts against him.

DeSantis Pushes Hard Line Against Sanctuary Cities, Calling For Collaboration With ICE

| February 27, 2019

DeSantis is urging Florida sheriffs to participate in a federal immigration enforcement program in which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, deputizes local law officials.

Supreme Court Impanels Grand Jury to ‘Investigate Crime’ and ‘Return Indictments’ on School Safety

| February 25, 2019

Chief Judge Jack Tuter, of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, will preside over the panel, which will meet for one year and will be comprised of jurors drawn from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, according to the order.

DeSantis Calls For Statewide Grand Jury Investigation of Local School Districts’ Safety

| February 15, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking the Florida Supreme Court to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate whether school districts are complying with mandatory safety measures designed to protect students.

Governor Seeks More Generous Teacher Bonus Program, But Is Silent on Higher Salaries

| February 8, 2019

DeSantis said the new program could provide bonuses of more than $9,000 to nearly 45,000 “highly effective” teachers, whose unions say higher salaries would be the best approach.

DeSantis Backs More Money for Armed Staffers in Schools, But Also More Flexibility in District Spending

| February 2, 2019

DeSantis is proposing renewing nearly $100 million in school security funds but wants school districts to have more choice in how they spend the money.

DeSantis Pitches $91.3 Billion Budget, Including Education Increase of $224 Per Student

| February 1, 2019

In what would be the largest budget in state history, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday released a proposed $91.3 billion spending plan that would increase school funding, pump money into water-quality projects and trim taxes.

DeSantis Calls for New Education Standards That Would Scrap Remains of Common Core

| January 31, 2019

DeSantis’ announcement came five years after then-Gov. Rick Scott took aim at the Common Core standards, which were developed by officials in 48 states and have particularly drawn criticism from Republican voters.

DeSantis Would Eliminate Ban on Smoking Medical Pot, Supporting Senate Bill

| January 29, 2019

But legislative leaders may not be keen on completely doing away with vertical integration, a move that could destabilize a growing and lucrative market in which one marijuana license recently sold for $63 million in cash.

DeSantis Rewards Friends With Appointments. Experience Must Wait.

| January 28, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s appointments are a pile of mismatches in critical state agencies so far, reflecting a normal if immoral right of passage in Tallahassee, writes Nancy Smith.

Secretary of State Ertel Resigns on Revelation of Picture in Blackface Mocking Victim of Hurricane Katrina

| January 25, 2019

Mike Ertel was the elections supervisor in Seminole County for eight months when he wore the bigoted Halloween costume to a party in 2005.

With Carlos Muniz as 3rd Pick, DeSantis Touts ‘Newly Constituted’ Supreme Court

| January 22, 2019

The appointment of Muniz, 49, solidifies a conservative majority on the court after years of justices regularly thwarting the Republican-led Legislature and the GOP governor.

Capping Weeks of Tension, DeSantis Scraps 46 Midnight Appointments by Rick Scott

| January 19, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday rescinded 46 of the last-minute appointments former Gov. Rick Scott, now a member of the U.S. Senate, made in his final days in office.

DeSantis Poised To Liberalize State’s Approach to Medical Marijuana, Ending ‘Foot-Dragging’

| January 17, 2019

DeSantis said his medical-marijuana announcement will deal not only with “the litigation” but also with “legislation that I think is needed to implement the people’s will.”

DeSantis Appoints Robert J. Luck, Second Miami-Dade Judge in 5 Days, to Supreme Court

| January 14, 2019

Last week, DeSantis appointed Barbara Lagoa, who had served as chief judge of the Miami-based appellate court, to the Supreme Court. Two of three vacancies are now filled.

Gov. Ron DeSantis Suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Charging ‘Neglect of Duty’

| January 12, 2019

Israel, a Democrat first elected in 2012, has faced fierce criticism for his agency’s handling of the Parkland massacre that resulted in the death of 17 people. Israel vowed to contest his ouster.

To Travel the State, DeSantis Is Using King Air Plane FDLE Seized in a Drug Bust

| January 11, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis, with a net worth of just over $300,000, doesn’t have former Gov. Rick Scott’s millions that allowed him to buzz around the state in his own plane.

DeSantis Names Barbara Lagoa, a Conservative Cuban-American, to Supreme Court

| January 9, 2019

DeSantis’ selection of Lagoa, the daughter of Cuban émigrés, was the first of three Supreme Court appointments the new governor will make, following the mandatory retirement of three justices who comprised what had been the court’s more liberal-leaning bloc.

In Contrast With Scott, DeSantis Expected To Make Easier Access to Medical Pot a Priority

| January 6, 2019

A new administration headed by DeSantis, who takes over as governor Tuesday, seemingly presents a friendlier stance toward medical pot than the administration of outgoing Gov. Rick Scott.

New Year Raises Florida’s Minimum Wage To $8.46 and Lowers Workers Comp Rates

| January 1, 2019

Minimum-wage workers will start earning $8.46 an hour Tuesday, up from $8.25 an hour in 2018 — and more than a dollar above the $7.25 federal minimum wage.

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