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DeSantis at odds with doctors over mask mandate, children in hospitals

Gov. Ron DeSantis is doubling down on his stance against mask mandates, but doctors are firm on their position too, saying that children are suffering from COVID-19. During a press conference in Surfside on Tuesday morning, DeSantis pointed to stats saying the delta variant is not causing more kids to get very sick. “You’ve not […]

Florida officers going to border next week

More than 50 state law-enforcement officers will depart Monday for Texas and Arizona to help with border control, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday during an appearance in Pensacola. The announcement came after DeSantis earlier in the month said Florida would support a request from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for help […]

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs 24 bills into law

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 24 bills into law late Friday, including a measure that limits local impact fees imposed on builders and developers to help pay for infrastructure to handle growth. The latest group of bills earning DeSantis’ signature from the 2021 Legislative session were announced in an email with accompanying transmittal letters to Secretary […]

DeSantis: Schools can open if Walmart and Home Depot are open

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to reopen schools in the fall against the advice of some of the nation’s top health officials and said if Walmart and Home Depot are open, schools should be, too. “We spent months saying that there were certain things that were essential — that included fast-food restaurants, it included Walmart, it […]

Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo via CBS News.

Florida governor proposes $91.4 billion budget

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a $91.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. The budget proposal released Monday is slightly more than the state’s current $91 billion spending plan. The budget proposal includes more than $600 million to raise the minimum salary for teachers to $47,500, which DeSantis said […]