Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Protest Proposal Decried As 'Racially Motivated' PloyGov. Ron DeSantis suggested Tuesday that the Republican-dominated Legislature could consider a controversial proposal aimed at cracking down on disorderly protests when lawmakers return to Tallahassee in November for an organization session, as Democrats declared war on what they decried as a racially motivated election-year ploy.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Defends Agencies' Response To CoronavirusWith Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried calling for a coordinated response by statewide elected officials to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday defended the actions of agencies under his control.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes New Legislation To Penalize Cities For Defunding Law Enforcement AgenciesFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed new legislation that would penalize cities for defunding law enforcement agencies and charge violent protesters with new felonies.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bills On License Plates, Shark FinsFloridians will get a chance to buy new specialty license plates, including three for out-of-state universities, while efforts to prevent shark “finning” got a boost Friday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 14 bills into law.
Gov. Ron DeSantis To Eye Hurricane Sally Damage In Florida PanhandleGov. Ron DeSantis plans to travel Thursday to the hurricane-battered and drenched western Panhandle to survey damage as search-and-rescue teams fan out across the region.
Florida's Largest Teachers Union Pressing Gov. Ron DeSantis To Release Schools COVID DataCoronavirus cases are up 26% among children in Florida, but it's not known how many of those involve kids who have returned to schools. That's a question Gov. Ron DeSantis is under increasing pressure to answer.
Sally Spurs State Of Emergency In Two Florida CountiesGovernor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties late Monday because of Hurricane Sally, which could bring heavy rains to the western Panhandle.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Taps Appellate Judge To Serve On Supreme CourtAverting a possible constitutional showdown, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday appointed Jamie Grosshans, a judge on the 5th District Court of Appeal, to serve on the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Gov. Ron DeSantis On Justice Pick Renatha FrancisFlorida's Supreme Court on Friday has rejected Governor Ron DeSantis’ appointment of Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis to the Supreme Court.
Drinking At Florida Bars, Breweries Returns Monday; Miami-Dade County ExcludedFlorida bars can open the taps again Monday.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Backs Permanent 'Alcohol To Go'Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he wants to make permanent a change that has allowed restaurants to sell carryout alcoholic beverages during the coronavirus pandemic.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Vetoes Controversial Vaping BillSaying the proposal would have driven Floridians “to the hazardous black market,” Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a measure that would have banned the sale of nearly all flavored electronic-cigarette products and raised the state’s smoking age from 18 to 21.
Florida Education Association Says Judges Should Step Aside From Schools CaseThe Florida Education Association and other plaintiffs challenging a state order to reopen schools requested Wednesday that two appellate judges step aside from the case because Gov. Ron DeSantis could consider them for an appointment to the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs 10 Bills Into LawGov. Ron DeSantis signed 10 bills into law on Friday, including one to bolster fraud protections for military veterans.
E-Cigarette, Shark Finning Bills Sent To Gov. Ron DeSantisA final batch of 26 bills approved by the House and Senate during the 2020 legislative session was sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday.