Ron DeSantis

A ballot in a voting booth.
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stopped in Jacksonville Wednesday afternoon to highlight the state’s new Family Empowerment Scholarship Program.

DeSantis Orders Elections Security Review

May 22, 2019
News Service of Florida

Describing it as a “top priority,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday directed Secretary of State Laurel Lee to immediately start a review of the security of state and county elections systems after disclosures about Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign.

Florida's new Chief Science Officer Tom Frazer.
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In a call with reporters from across the state on Friday, Florida Chief Science Officer Tom Frazer said he recognizes Florida’s ongoing struggle with harmful algal blooms and will make water quality issues his priority moving forward.

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Jacksonville descendants of enslaved Africans are poised to receive state funding to build a park commemorating the area's history. 

DeSantis Vetoes Bill On Plastic Straw Bans

May 13, 2019
News Service of Florida

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

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