Ron DeSantis

Pictured: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his State of the State address during the opening joint session on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020, in Tallahassee
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The following is a transcript of Governor Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address, as it was prepared for delivery. The transcript has been provided by the governor’s office and has not been edited.

Pictured: Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, is applauded during his state of the state address to a joint session on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020, in Tallahassee.
Steve Cannon / Associated Press

Gov. Ron DeSantis formally started the 2020 legislative session Tuesday by urging lawmakers to boost pay for many public-school teachers, continue addressing Everglades restoration and water quality and curb business regulations.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pictured delivering his first State of the State address at the start of the 2019 legislative session.
The Florida Channel

Florida’s 60-day legislative session kicks off Tuesday, and while what’s known as “the process” has evolved over the years, some things remain the same.

State Sen. Rep. Cord Byrd's Twitter page

Speaking to a group of supporters at The Villages, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday once again vowed to require Florida businesses to use a federal system to check the immigration status of new hires.

DeSantis Wants To Delay Health Insurance Changes

Nov 22, 2019
flgov.com

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to put on hold for another year an overhaul of the health insurance program that provides benefits to more than 366,000 state employees and family members across Florida.

DeSantis Budget Would Trim 'Earmarks'

Nov 19, 2019
News Service of Florida

State lawmakers got another message to expect a lean year for bringing home budget bacon.

News Service of Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday proposed a $91.4 billion state budget for next year, touting plans to funnel more money to public-school teachers and continue “momentum” on environmental issues.

Gov. DeSantis To Make ‘Major Announcement’ Friday At Fidelity National Information Services

Nov 1, 2019
FIS building exterior
Jacksonville Daily Record

Gov. Ron DeSantis will make what his office calls a major announcement Friday at the Fidelity National Information Services Inc. headquarters in Jacksonville.

DeSantis Criticizes Minimum Wage Proposal

Oct 29, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis
flgov.com

Gov. Ron DeSantis is questioning a proposal to increase Florida’s minimum wage through the constitutional amendment process, warning about effects on the restaurant industry.

News Service of Florida

A Soviet-born South Florida businessman arrested last week on federal campaign-finance charges seemed just “like any other donor,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday.

Gov. Ron DeSantis' office

Governor Ron DeSantis announced initiatives in Jacksonville on Monday to offer more workforce training for the financial technology sector and to encourage those types of companies to start, relocate and expand to Florida.

Gov. DeSantis Says Florida Is Better Prepared For A Recession

Aug 20, 2019
flgov.com

As state economists warn that the economy is slowing, Gov. Ron DeSantis believes Florida is better positioned for a recession than it was a decade ago.

Aerial view of downtown Jacksonville.
Mathew105601 / Wikimedia Commons

Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that Jacksonville added 18,100 new private-sector jobs over the past year as the number of employed Floridians surpassed 10 million for the first time.

flgov.com file photo

Gov Ron DeSantis has appointed three physicians to the Florida Board of Medicine, including one from Jacksonville.

Vice President Mike Pence's Twitter Page

Vice President Mike Pence and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump were in Jacksonville Friday to showcase the job opportunities they say are being driven by corporate tax cuts and apprenticeship programs. 

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