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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday downplayed growing concerns that President Donald Trump is putting Florida’s coastal waters back in play for oil exploration.

All 12 Florida Universities Sign Free Speech Resolution Urged By Gov. DeSantis

Apr 15, 2019
News Service of Florida

A campaign about free speech on Florida college campuses - a hot-button issue across the nation - is being backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and public university presidents, who signed a resolution vowing to welcome all types of debate unless they promote “true threats or defamation.”

Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis Directs Action On Spanish-Language Ballots

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

Amid a federal court battle involving 32 counties, including several in Northeast Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday directed the state’s elections chief to begin a process to address the availability of Spanish-language ballots and Spanish-language voter assistance.

DeSantis To Lead Trip To Israel In May

Apr 9, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis' state Twitter page

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday his first international excursion on behalf of the state will begin May 25, as he makes a previously announced trip to Israel after the legislative session.

News Service of Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign vow to require Florida businesses to use federal “E-Verify” checks on the immigration status of new hires remains a tougher lift than his call for a sanctuary-city ban, which is speeding through the Legislature.

RYAN DAILEY / WFSU News

The Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida has a new poll of Florida registered voters that reveals a majority approve of the job Ron DeSantis is doing as governor after he was inaugurated nearly months ago. The survey also shows job approval for Sen. Marco Rubio is higher than job approval for newly elected Sen. Rick Scott.

Fleming Island Senator Backs Getting State Plane For Gov. DeSantis

Feb 6, 2019
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Senate Appropriations Chairman Sen. Rob Bradley lent support Wednesday to putting the governor in a new state-operated aircraft, “whether he asks for it or not.”

Abukar Adan / WJCT News

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday in Jacksonville he wants to get rid of the waitlist that nearly 2,000 students that have applied for a state special needs scholarship are on.

News Service of Florida

In what would be the largest budget in state history, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday released a proposed $91.3 billion spending plan that would increase school funding, pump money into water-quality projects and trim taxes.

ABUKAR ADAN / WJCT News

When Gov. Ron DeSantis makes his first international trip to Israel, he plans to tout Florida but also will have a chance to get a new supply of water --- and probably will do a better labeling job.

Piergiuliano Chesi / Wikimedia Commons

A mechanical problem Friday with a seized drug plane being used to shuttle Gov. Ron DeSantis throughout the state has revived talk of new or improved air transportation for the governor and, maybe, members of the Florida Cabinet.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
News Service of Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis followed up on a campaign promise Thursday by signing an executive order designed to address the environmental issues that have been plaguing the state.

DeSantis Uses Seized Plane To Travel State

Jan 9, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first trip out of Tallahassee aboard an upgraded King Air aircraft that law-enforcement officials had seized in a drug bust.

Unlike his predecessor, former Gov. Rick Scott, a multimillionaire who could buzz around the state in his own plane, DeSantis entered the governor’s office Tuesday without a vast financial portfolio.

News Service of Florida

In one of his first acts after taking office, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday made a historic appointment to the Florida Supreme Court, naming appellate Judge Barbara Lagoa as the high court’s first Cuban-American female justice.

DeSantis To Move Quickly On Court, Environment

Jan 8, 2019
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
News Service of Florida

Floridians can expect a quick start to the Ron DeSantis administration, with the new governor ready to make key appointments to the state Supreme Court, announce a major environmental initiative and try to improve the medical-marijuana system.

Florida’s state capital seemed to hold its breath in relative silence, if only for a moment, as Ronald Dion DeSantis placed his hand on a Bible and took the oath as Florida’s 46th governor just before noon Tuesday.

Following a dramatic 19-gun salute and Florida National Guard flyover, DeSantis then took to the podium to deliver his speech, which was laced with nautical metaphors, and called for unity but also emphasized the staunch conservative pillars on which he was elected.

Read Gov. Ron DeSantis' Inauguration Address

Jan 8, 2019
The Florida Channel

Gov. Ron DeSantis was formally sworn into office Tuesday during an inauguration ceremony outside the Old Capitol. Here is his inaugural address, as prepared for delivery:

DeSantis Becomes Fla.'s Governor At Midnight, Ahead Of Ceremony

Jan 7, 2019
DeSantis Campaign / Twitter

Following tradition, sometime around noon Tuesday, Ronald Dion DeSantis will place his left hand on the Bible and raise his right hand and repeat the 63-word oath of office as Florida’s 46th governor.

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Scott Davidson via Flickr

A change in culture, with law enforcement handed more on-campus authority, is needed to improve school safety, members of a transition advisory panel for Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis said.

DeSantis Brings 'Generational Shift' To State Capitol

Jan 4, 2019
News Service of Florida

Ron DeSantis will be Florida’s youngest governor in more than a century when he takes office on Tuesday.

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Marco Rubio via Facebook

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) hosted a press event Friday to highlight his accomplishments over the past two years, but he spent most of his time fielding questions from reporters about the ongoing government shutdown and border security.

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Indiana Public Media

School choice is a priority for the education advisory committee Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis has convened to help shape his policy goals.

The panel met for a second time in Tallahassee Friday.

Related: DeSantis Transition Team Discusses Concerns About Teacher Pay, K-12 Funding 

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  Jacksonville resident Kent Stermon is leading Florida Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ advisory committee on public safety.  

GOVERNOR-ELECT RON DESANTIS TRANSITION

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’ transition committees are meeting this week in Tallahassee to help the Republican iron out his policy agenda in advance of his January 8 inauguration.

Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Núñez (left) and Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis (right).
Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis Transition

The chair of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture says the environment will be a priority under the DeSantis administration.

Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis Campaign / Twitter

In an interview with the Palm Beach Post, Florida Governor-elect, Ron DeSantis, said that Amendment 4, approved by 64.55 percent of the state’s voters, should not go into effect until “implementing language” is approved by the Legislature and then signed by him.

DeSantis Nails Down Win In Governor's Race

Nov 16, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

For the second time, Ron DeSantis can declare victory in the 2018 Florida governor’s race.

While a recount continues in his race for governor, Republican Ron DeSantis’ transition team Monday announced staff members who would help set up his administration.

DeSantis last week announced leadership of the transition team, with Susie Wiles serving as executive director. Wiles chaired his gubernatorial campaign.

Based on Thursday afternoon unofficial election returns, it's looking like the governor's race is headed toward a recount along with the high profile U.S. Senate and Agriculture Commissioner races.

Longtime Jacksonville Political Strategist Susie Wiles To Lead DeSantis Transition

Nov 8, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Susie Wiles, who chaired Republican Ron DeSantis’ successful gubernatorial campaign, will oversee his transition into the top statewide office.

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