Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is extending his 14-day isolation period for people coming from New York to another coronavirus hotspot - New Orleans. 

DeSantis motioning at the podium while speaking, alongside other state officials
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All bars and nightclubs statewide will be suspended for the next 30 days beginning 5 p.m. on March 17. 

Steve Cannon / Associated Press

Floridians should still expect to vote in the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 17.

Brynn Anderson / Associated Press

Governor Ron DeSantis signed a state of emergency declaration for the state of Florida in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Governor Ron DeSantis, alongside FSCJ's president, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, and other officials annoncing the Northeast Florida FinTech Initiative.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced a $3.6 million grant-funded initiative to increase the size of the financial technology workforce in Northeast Florida.

Pictured: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his State of the State address during the opening joint session on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020, in Tallahassee
Steve Cannon / WJCT News

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.
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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.

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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. 

A ballot in a voting booth.
Heather Katsoulis / Flickr

In a state where razor-thin election margins have become the norm in major races, Democrats are seeking to make inroads by trying to do away with a decades-old Florida law that requires candidates who are of the same party as the governor to appear first on the ballot.

Total Costs Exceed $400K For Florida Delegation's Israel Trip

Jul 15, 2019
GOV. RON DESANTIS' TWITTER PAGE

More than a month after Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet members wrapped up a six-day trip in Israel, the price tag of the mostly privately funded trip was revealed on Friday.

PHOTO FROM THE DESANTIS TRANSITION TEAM

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ net worth dropped nearly 9 percent in 2018 as he left Congress and made a successful run for governor.

DeSantis Signs Health, Hemp And Hazing Bills

Jun 26, 2019
News Service of Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed 15 bills, including health-care priorities of House Speaker Jose Oliva, a plan to kick-start a hemp industry in Florida and an effort to prevent college hazing deaths.

flgov.com

Gov. Ron DeSantis has used his line-item veto power to slash more than $131 million in proposed spending, including $8 million for a Jacksonville housing project and $2 million for a University of North Florida renovation project.

DeSantis Prepares To Sign Budget, Issue Vetoes

Jun 11, 2019
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis Transition Team

Gov. Ron DeSantis hopes to sign a state budget and issue vetoes next week, with the spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year expected to arrive on his desk Friday.

DeSantis Signs Controversial Law Adding Restrictions On Ballot Initiative Petitions

Jun 10, 2019
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed 38 bills, including a controversial measure that will make it harder for groups and citizens to put proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.

In Israel, Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill To Curb Anti-Semitism

May 30, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis (left) is pictured in Jerusalem with Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried
Gov. Ron DeSantis' Twitter page

Flanked by Florida elected officials in Israel, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday ceremonially signed a measure that prohibits anti-Semitic speech in the state’s public schools and universities.

Gov. DeSantis Backs Lifting Airbnb Sanctions

May 28, 2019
Sam Turken / WLRN

While traveling in Israel this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis has twice said Florida should lift economic sanctions on the home-sharing platform Airbnb after the company reversed course on a move to delist about 200 West Bank properties.

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A four-member delegation from the University of North Florida is setting out to forge a partnership with the University of Haifa during Gov. Ron DeSantis’ week-long business trip to Israel.  

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