Ron DeSantis

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is touring the state to tout a new school voucher program that’s projected to help as many as 18,000 students go to private schools next year.

DeSantis Signs Bill Allowing Armed Teachers

May 9, 2019
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
GOV. RON DESANTIS TRANSITION TEAM

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed legislation that expands the controversial school “guardian” program to allow armed classroom teachers.

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The 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) is reviewing applications for a vacancy on the Duval County Court.

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The Trump Administration is supporting a request Florida lawmakers just passed to curb rising drug costs by allowing the state to important cheaper prescription drugs from outside the U.S.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign a proposal would allow public and charter schools to carry guns in the classroom, although many school districts are unlikely to arm instructors.

Opioid Alternative Education Bill Ready For Governor

May 1, 2019
Close-up of Oxycodone bottle.
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The Florida Department of Health will be required to develop and distribute an educational pamphlet regarding the use of non-opioid alternatives to treat pain, under a bill that received final approval from the Florida Legislature on Tuesday.

News Service of Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis favors a House plan to crack down on texting while driving, as the Senate on Wednesday delayed for at least a day a separate measure that would only allow motorists to use hands-free wireless devices while on the road.

Fla. Senate Poised To Back Move Of Law Enforcement Officers From FWC To DEP

Apr 17, 2019
The Florida Senate

A shift of 19 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law-enforcement officers to the Department of Environmental Protection, a change sought by Gov. Ron DeSantis, was teed up Wednesday by the Senate for a final vote.

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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.”

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