12/15/2020 - Floridaís ĎGrim Reaperí lawyer sued Ron DeSantis over covid-19. Now the governorís attorneys want him sanctioned.
02/18/2021 - County officials blasted DeSantis over vaccine site in an affluent White area. So he threatened to take away the doses.
03/04/2021 - Democrats ask if DeSantis donations helped wealthy island enclave get early vaccines: ĎThis is wrong on so many levelsí
03/30/2021 - Florida Governor DeSantis against US vaccine passports
05/03/2021 - Florida Gov. DeSantis suspends Covid restrictions: 'We are no longer in a state of emergency'
05/06/2021 - GOP Gov. DeSantis signs Florida election law while shutting out all media but Fox News
05/14/2021 - DeSantis says he will pardon Floridians charged with violating pandemic rules: ĎTheyíve been treated poorlyí
06/04/2021 - LGBT activists slam DeSantis veto of funds for Pulse survivors before 5-year anniversary: ĎItís shameful'
08/10/2021 - Florida Gov. DeSantis threatens to hold school leadersí pay if they require masks: ĎFinancial consequencesí
08/15/2021 - As Gov. Ron DeSantis consolidates his power in Florida, some local officials rebuke his leadership style
10/01/2021 - Facing a historic challenge, Florida Democrats stumble against DeSantis
10/03/2021 - Ron DeSantis v Biden: A bitter battle in Florida over vaccines
10/05/2021 - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says wife Casey DeSantis diagnosed with breast cancer
10/25/2021 - As some police fight vaccine rules, DeSantis says Florida will pay them $5,000 to relocate: ĎWe will treat you betterí
10/30/2021 - University of Florida bars faculty from testifying in voting rights lawsuit against DeSantis administration
11/14/2021 - DeSantis brings back Florida lawmakers to crack down on pandemic mandates
02/07/2022 - In his fight against Ďwokeí schools, DeSantis tears at the seams of a diverse Florida
02/09/2022 - Biden calls Florida bill restricting LGBTQ discussion in schools Ďhatefulí after DeSantis signals support
02/26/2022 - As GOP looks ahead to 2024, DeSantis builds national profile
03/23/2022 - A transgender swimmer won an NCAA championship. DeSantis proclaimed a Florida resident the Ďrightful winner.í
06/20/2022 - DeSantis pushed a culture war. Now, his approach will be put to the test.
08/04/2022 - DeSantis suspends Democratic elected prosecutor who signed a pledge on abortion, transgender cases
08/17/2022 - DeSantis sued by prosecutor suspended for pledging not to pursue abortion-related crimes
08/23/2022 - Charlie Crist: Florida Democrats pick challenger to Ron DeSantis
08/24/2022 - DeSantis flexes influence with Ďanti-wokeí school board victories
08/27/2022 - DeSantis removes elected education officials after Parkland safety report
09/15/2022 - Ron DeSantis: Florida governor takes credit for sending migrants to Martha's Vineyard
09/19/2022 - Texas sheriff to investigate DeSantis flying migrants to Marthaís Vineyard
09/23/2022 - Joe Biden To Take On Rival DeSantis In Florida Rally
10/13/2022 - DeSantis changes voting rules for some counties hit by Ian, sparking criticism
11/07/2022 - Black voters in Florida express fear, confusion as DeSantis election laws kick in
11/08/2022 - Donald Trump warns Ron DeSantis against 2024 presidential bid
11/08/2022 - Voters choose governors in 36 states; DeSantis re-elected in Florida
11/09/2022 - DeSantis reelected Governor of Florida, as vote counting still ongoing
11/10/2022 - Midterm elections results: Rivalry spills open as Trump lashes out at DeSantis
11/16/2022 - Trump announces presidential bid, but strong Republican donors prefer Governor DeSantis
11/18/2022 - Ron DeSantis: 5 Points On Trump's Likely Challenger In Presidential Race
11/26/2022 - Elon Musk says he would support Ron DeSantis in 2024
12/03/2022 - DeSantis helped flip school boards. Theyíre now making their mark.
12/13/2022 - DeSantis forms panel to counter CDC, a move decried by health professionals
01/03/2023 - DeSantis takes aim at federal government as he is sworn in to second term
01/25/2023 - Backlash grows against DeSantis decision to block AP African American studies class
01/25/2023 - DeSantis trustee appointees face skeptical crowd at New College of Florida
01/31/2023 - DeSantis wants to dismantle diversity programs at Fla. colleges, target tenure
02/09/2023 - GOP lawmakers follow Florida’s lead with DeSantis copycat bills
02/10/2023 - Florida lawmakers greenlight changes to boost controversial DeSantis laws
02/15/2023 - Alarmed by DeSantis, Black leaders protest and prepare for 2024
02/18/2023 - Teacher fired after DeSantis says bookshelf video was ‚Äėfake narrative‚Äô
02/27/2023 - Ron DeSantis tightens his control over Walt Disney World
02/27/2023 - DeSantis appoints conservative supporters to new Disney board
03/15/2023 - Ukraine war: Florida Ron DeSantis invited to visit after remarks
03/21/2023 - Ron DeSantis sharpens attacks on Trump's 'daily drama'
03/22/2023 - Ron DeSantis says his Ukraine remarks 'mischaracterised'
04/14/2023 - Florida set to lower death penalty threshold as bill heads to DeSantis
04/14/2023 - Pence obliquely takes on Trump, DeSantis over key GOP issues
04/18/2023 - How DeSantis became Florida’s most powerful governor in a generation
04/18/2023 - DeSantis wants to ‚ÄėMake America Florida.‚Äô Here‚Äôs what that looks like.
04/25/2023 - Drag queens protest DeSantis and LGBTQ bills in Florida capitol
04/26/2023 - Disney sues Florida governor Ron DeSantis
04/28/2023 - DeSantis can run for president and stay governor, Fla. lawmakers decide
04/29/2023 - DeSantis stirs up opposition in Florida town built by Disney
04/30/2023 - DeSantis may remain Fla. Gov. during presidential campaign
05/01/2023 - DeSantis expands Florida death penalty law, defying U.S. Supreme Court
05/11/2023 - DeSantis wanted to rewrite press laws. Conservative media helped kill the effort.
05/15/2023 - DeSantis signs bill to defund DEI programs at Florida’s public colleges
05/15/2023 - DeSantis wants to ‚ÄėMake America Florida.‚Äô Here‚Äôs what that looks like.
05/16/2023 - DeSantis says he’s sending 1,000 officers to southern border
05/17/2023 - DeSantis limits trans treatments, drag shows, pronoun use in Florida
05/18/2023 - Disney scraps $867m Florida plan amid Ron DeSantis feud
05/19/2023 - Top DeSantis adviser has charted a lucrative path in GOP
05/23/2023 - Ron DeSantis to launch 2024 presidential bid on Twitter - reports
05/23/2023 - Ron DeSantis: Who is the Florida governor and White House contender?
05/23/2023 - Trump Rival Ron DeSantis To Launch White House Bid Today
05/23/2023 - Risk and reward as Ron DeSantis links arms with Elon Musk
05/23/2023 - Casey DeSantis: Who is the wife of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis?
05/23/2023 - How Ron DeSantis Became US Conservative Hero With "Anti-Woke" Agenda
05/24/2023 - Ron DeSantis Files Papers To Enter 2024 US Presidential Race
05/24/2023 - DeSantis signs law allowing him to run for president while remaining governor
05/24/2023 - Will these Trump voters back DeSantis this time?
05/24/2023 - Twitter Crashes As Ron DeSantis Launches 2024 US Presidential Campaign
05/24/2023 - Ron DeSantis Elon Musk interview: Twitter Spaces hosts Florida governor's 2024 launch
05/25/2023 - Florida restaurant sues Gov. Ron DeSantis over state’s drag ban
05/25/2023 - DeSantis finally announces White House bid on Twitter
05/25/2023 - Twitter engineering boss quits after DeSantis launch glitches
05/26/2023 - Where Ron DeSantis stands on key issues
06/04/2023 - Disney welcomes Gay Days in Florida as the feud with DeSantis rages on
06/04/2023 - Nikki Haley Attacks Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis Over Ukraine

Nikki Haley Attacks Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis Over Ukraine

Published: 06/04/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley, UN ambassador under former President Donald Trump, went after her ex-boss and 2024 rival Ron DeSantis on Sunday over their refusal to say whether they want Ukraine to win its war against Russia.

Disney welcomes Gay Days in Florida as the feud with DeSantis rages on

Published: 06/04/2023 in Washington Post

Thousands of LGBTQ visitors celebrated the beginning of Pride Month at the annual Gay Days event at Disney World, even as DeSantis continues to criticize the company on the campaign trail.

Where Ron DeSantis stands on key issues

Published: 05/26/2023 in BBC News - World

DeSantis is Trump's main rival as they do battle to be their party's 2024 pick. So what are his policies?

Twitter engineering boss quits after DeSantis launch glitches

Published: 05/25/2023 in BBC News - World

Ron DeSantis' launch of his White House presidential campaign was hit by technical problems.

DeSantis finally announces White House bid on Twitter

Published: 05/25/2023 in MercoPress

“If I get nominated I will do the job,” DeSantis promised Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Wednesday announced he would be participating in the primary elections of the Republican Party to run for President of the United States in 2024. He will face former President Donald Trump, among others, if he is to make it to the White House. "I'm running for president to lead our great American comeback," De Santis wrote on Twitter, where he also participated in a broadcast interview with Elon Musk.

Florida restaurant sues Gov. Ron DeSantis over state’s drag ban

Published: 05/25/2023 in Washington Post

Hamburger Mary‚Äôs in Orlando alleges that the state‚Äôs ban on drag performances in front of children has a ‚Äúchilling effect‚ÄĚ on First Amendment rights.

Ron DeSantis Elon Musk interview: Twitter Spaces hosts Florida governor's 2024 launch

Published: 05/24/2023 in BBC News - World

The Florida governor is considered Donald Trump's chief rival for the Republican nomination.

Twitter Crashes As Ron DeSantis Launches 2024 US Presidential Campaign

Published: 05/24/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Twitter crashed repeatedly on Wednesday during a highly anticipated live audio chat between Elon Musk, Twitter's owner, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, hampering the politician's announcement he is running for the Republican presidential nominatio

Will these Trump voters back DeSantis this time?

Published: 05/24/2023 in BBC News - World

Republicans tell the BBC why the Florida governor is an attractive alternative in the 2024 race.

DeSantis signs law allowing him to run for president while remaining governor

Published: 05/24/2023 in Washington Post

The new elections law increases rules and fines for voter registration groups and changes a rule that allows DeSantis to run for higher office while he's still Florida's governor

Ron DeSantis Files Papers To Enter 2024 US Presidential Race

Published: 05/24/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis filed papers to launch his 2024 presidential campaign Wednesday, signalling 18 months of acrimony ahead as he and Donald Trump lock horns in what is expected to be an attritional contest for the Republican nomination.

How Ron DeSantis Became US Conservative Hero With "Anti-Woke" Agenda

Published: 05/23/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Expanding gun rights, defunding diversity programs and banning books, Ron DeSantis has become a darling of US conservatives for his embrace of an "anti-woke" agenda that has fueled his rise in the Republican Party.

Casey DeSantis: Who is the wife of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis?

Published: 05/23/2023 in BBC News - World

The 42-year-old is expected to play a major role in her husband's campaign for the White House.

Risk and reward as Ron DeSantis links arms with Elon Musk

Published: 05/23/2023 in BBC News - World

Ron DeSantis may have spotted an opportunity to bypass traditional campaign launches with Twitter.

Trump Rival Ron DeSantis To Launch White House Bid Today

Published: 05/23/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Republican Ron DeSantis is to announce his hotly-anticipated challenge to Donald Trump for the party's 2024 White House nomination on Wednesday, touting his ultra-conservative record as governor of Florida as a blueprint for the nation.

Ron DeSantis: Who is the Florida governor and White House contender?

Published: 05/23/2023 in BBC News - World

The Ivy League-educated former naval officer is lauded by many on the right as a political rock star.

Ron DeSantis to launch 2024 presidential bid on Twitter - reports

Published: 05/23/2023 in BBC News - World

The 44-year-old Florida governor is expected to be Donald Trump's main Republican 2024 challenger.

Top DeSantis adviser has charted a lucrative path in GOP

Published: 05/19/2023 in Washington Post

Jeff Roe and his firm, Axiom Strategies, have guided thousands of campaigns and raked in hundreds of millions of dollars

Disney scraps $867m Florida plan amid Ron DeSantis feud

Published: 05/18/2023 in BBC News - World

The company makes the decision amid an escalating legal battle with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis limits trans treatments, drag shows, pronoun use in Florida

Published: 05/17/2023 in BBC News - World

The governor says the laws will make Florida a "refuge of sanity". Critics called them "mean spirited".

DeSantis says he’s sending 1,000 officers to southern border

Published: 05/16/2023 in Washington Post

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he's helping to "defend the southern border," hitting on a theme he's expected to use in a presidential run.

DeSantis wants to ‚ÄėMake America Florida.‚Äô Here‚Äôs what that looks like.

Published: 05/15/2023 in Washington Post

A guide to the governor’s bills on guns, abortion, drag shows and more.

DeSantis signs bill to defund DEI programs at Florida’s public colleges

Published: 05/15/2023 in Washington Post

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that would bar the state’s colleges and universities from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion programs, and limit how race can be discussed in some courses.

DeSantis wanted to rewrite press laws. Conservative media helped kill the effort.

Published: 05/11/2023 in Washington Post

An effort proposed by Florida's governor to rewrite defamation laws was shut down by voices from the right, who feared an onslaught of lawsuits.

DeSantis expands Florida death penalty law, defying U.S. Supreme Court

Published: 05/01/2023 in National

The measure he signed Monday was the second recent expansion of capital punishment; the first allowed non-unanimous jury verdicts in trial sentencing.

DeSantis may remain Fla. Gov. during presidential campaign

Published: 04/30/2023 in MercoPress

DeSantis (R), who has not confirmed whether he would be running for President, met with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly last week The US State of Florida Friday passed an amendment to the current election law which would allow Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to remain in office while running for President next year. As per the previous Florida law, anyone running for another office needed to step down from their current position. The new bill creates an exception for state officials running for President or Vice President.

DeSantis stirs up opposition in Florida town built by Disney

Published: 04/29/2023 in National

The battle between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney has residents in the idyllic town of Celebration feeling stuck in the middle and forced to take sides.

DeSantis can run for president and stay governor, Fla. lawmakers decide

Published: 04/28/2023 in National

Republicans said the change clarified state law, while Democrats decried it as favor for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who is expected to announce a presidential bid.

Disney sues Florida governor Ron DeSantis

Published: 04/26/2023 in BBC News - World

In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday, Disney alleges it has been the target of "government retaliation".

Drag queens protest DeSantis and LGBTQ bills in Florida capitol

Published: 04/25/2023 in National

The Drag Queen's March drew draq queens and activists from throughout the state, Florida's largest protest to date over the legislation.

DeSantis wants to ‚ÄėMake America Florida.‚Äô Here‚Äôs what that looks like.

Published: 04/18/2023 in National

A guide to the governor’s bills on guns, abortion, drag shows and more.

How DeSantis became Florida’s most powerful governor in a generation

Published: 04/18/2023 in National

Florida lawmakers are passing Gov. Ron DeSantis's legislative agenda with a speed some find alarming.

Pence obliquely takes on Trump, DeSantis over key GOP issues

Published: 04/14/2023 in National

In remarks at an RNC meeting, Trump’s former vice president takes aim at his former boss without uttering his name

Florida set to lower death penalty threshold as bill heads to DeSantis

Published: 04/14/2023 in National

The bill, which Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is expected to sign, would permit the death penalty if 8 of 12 jurors approve, rather than a unanimous vote.

Ron DeSantis says his Ukraine remarks 'mischaracterised'

Published: 03/22/2023 in BBC News - World

The Republican was criticised in the US and Ukraine for calling the war a "territorial dispute".

Ron DeSantis sharpens attacks on Trump's 'daily drama'

Published: 03/21/2023 in BBC News - World

In a TV interview, the Florida Republican takes shots at his possible rival's leadership style.

Ukraine war: Florida Ron DeSantis invited to visit after remarks

Published: 03/15/2023 in BBC News - World

The man expected to run for president said the US had no interest in the Russia-Ukraine "dispute".

DeSantis appoints conservative supporters to new Disney board

Published: 02/27/2023 in National

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finalized his takeover of Disney's special taxing district after a year-long battle sparked by the entertainment giant's opposition to his 'don't say gay' law.

Ron DeSantis tightens his control over Walt Disney World

Published: 02/27/2023 in BBC News - World

Walt Disney World's self-governing district is now under the control of Florida's governor.

Teacher fired after DeSantis says bookshelf video was ‚Äėfake narrative‚Äô

Published: 02/18/2023 in National

Brian Covey, a substitute teacher at Mandarin Middle School in Jacksonville, was dismissed after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) called the video part of "a fake narrative."

Alarmed by DeSantis, Black leaders protest and prepare for 2024

Published: 02/15/2023 in National

Black leaders, activists and political strategists around the country are protesting the particular danger they say Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and his anti-"woke" movement pose.

Florida lawmakers greenlight changes to boost controversial DeSantis laws

Published: 02/10/2023 in National

Florida lawmakers granted Gov. Ron DeSantis new power over Disney during a special session aimed at fixing problems with some of his signature initiatives.

GOP lawmakers follow Florida’s lead with DeSantis copycat bills

Published: 02/09/2023 in National

From the Mountain West to the Deep South and beyond, DeSantis-inspired bills are springing up in state legislatures, signaling a shift within the Republican Party.

DeSantis wants to dismantle diversity programs at Fla. colleges, target tenure

Published: 01/31/2023 in National

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday called for diversity programs to be dismantled on the state’s college campuses.

DeSantis trustee appointees face skeptical crowd at New College of Florida

Published: 01/25/2023 in National

Christopher Rufo, a conservative activist, and Jason ‚ÄúEddie‚ÄĚ Speir are among six new trustee appointees at the Sarasota college.

Backlash grows against DeSantis decision to block AP African American studies class

Published: 01/25/2023 in National

The DeSantis administration said a pilot AP course on Black history would not be approved because it violated state law and ‚Äúlacks educational value.‚ÄĚ

DeSantis takes aim at federal government as he is sworn in to second term

Published: 01/03/2023 in National

DeSantis described Florida as the ďpromised land of sanityĒ compared with Democratic-run cities and states in other parts of the country.

DeSantis forms panel to counter CDC, a move decried by health professionals

Published: 12/13/2022 in National

The governor also said he is requesting a statewide grand jury investigation into alleged ďcrimes and wrongdoingĒ related to the covid-19 vaccine.

DeSantis helped flip school boards. Theyíre now making their mark.

Published: 12/03/2022 in National

In an unprecedent move, he endorsed a raft of school board candidates. They are beginning to make their marks.

Elon Musk says he would support Ron DeSantis in 2024

Published: 11/26/2022 in National

His comments come after he urged his Twitter followers to back Republicans in the midterms.

Ron DeSantis: 5 Points On Trump's Likely Challenger In Presidential Race

Published: 11/18/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Donald Trump this week announced that he is going to contest the 2024 US presidential election. But he could face challenge from Ron DeSantis, the newly-elected Governor of Florida and Republican...

Trump announces presidential bid, but strong Republican donors prefer Governor DeSantis

Published: 11/16/2022 in MercoPress

On primetime Tuesday evening Donald Trump announced his third straight presidential bid to return to the White House in 2024 Donald Trump on Tuesday evening made the big primetime announcement, his third straight presidential bid to return to the White House in 2024, but the Republican party large contributors are not so convinced and are backing a fresh crop of GOP contenders, among which Floridaís and Virginiaís Republican governors, Ron DeSantis and Glenn Youngkin, considered as more rational and electable for magic 2024.

Midterm elections results: Rivalry spills open as Trump lashes out at DeSantis

Published: 11/10/2022 in BBC News - World

The ex-president calls Florida's governor "desperate" in the first draw of a metaphorical pistol.

DeSantis reelected Governor of Florida, as vote counting still ongoing

Published: 11/09/2022 in MercoPress

The House of Representatives might change hands after vote counting is done Ron DeSantis, the Republican emerging figure who might challenge former President Donald Trump's bid to return to the White House in 2024, has been reelected as Governor of the State of Florida, it was reported late Tuesday as vote counting continued nationwide after the mid-term elections.

Voters choose governors in 36 states; DeSantis re-elected in Florida

Published: 11/08/2022 in National

Voters cast ballots for governors in 36 states on Tuesday, with 20 held by Republicans and 16 held by Democrats.

Donald Trump warns Ron DeSantis against 2024 presidential bid

Published: 11/08/2022 in BBC News - World

The ex-president says Florida's governor would be making a mistake by challenging him for the Republican nomination.

Black voters in Florida express fear, confusion as DeSantis election laws kick in

Published: 11/07/2022 in National

Tuesday will mark the first major election in Florida since the legislature pushed through changes impacting voting in the Sunshine State.

DeSantis changes voting rules for some counties hit by Ian, sparking criticism

Published: 10/13/2022 in National

DeSantis has eased some ballot access rules to accommodate voters in three southwestern Florida counties. A voter rights group accused him of "politicizing a natural disaster.Ē

Joe Biden To Take On Rival DeSantis In Florida Rally

Published: 09/23/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Joe Biden will for the first time as president hold a political rally in a state where he lost in 2020, when he treks to Florida on Tuesday.

Texas sheriff to investigate DeSantis flying migrants to Marthaís Vineyard

Published: 09/19/2022 in National

In what has been decried as a political stunt, DeSantis sent about 50 migrants last week to Martha's Vineyard.

Ron DeSantis: Florida governor takes credit for sending migrants to Martha's Vineyard

Published: 09/15/2022 in BBC News - World

Florida's governor Ron DeSantis is taking credit for sending two planes to the Massachusetts island.

DeSantis removes elected education officials after Parkland safety report

Published: 08/27/2022 in National

The Florida governor's suspension of the officials was praised by the families of victims of school violence, but also sparked accusations of overreach.

DeSantis flexes influence with Ďanti-wokeí school board victories

Published: 08/24/2022 in National

The Florida governor waded into the usually nonpartisan races, which have turned increasingly contentious.

Charlie Crist: Florida Democrats pick challenger to Ron DeSantis

Published: 08/23/2022 in BBC News - World

Democrats are keen to eclipse rising star Mr DeSantis amid expectations he may run for the White House.

DeSantis suspends Democratic elected prosecutor who signed a pledge on abortion, transgender cases

Published: 08/04/2022 in National

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended the Tampa Bay-area's top state prosecutor Thursday after he vowed not to prosecute potential crimes related to abortion restrictions or gender-affirming care for minors. Legal experts described the decision as alarming, effectively punishing an elected official exercising prosecutorial discretion.

DeSantis pushed a culture war. Now, his approach will be put to the test.

Published: 06/20/2022 in National

The governorís ability to attract a spectrum of voters faces a crucial test in November, especially in heavily populated communities like Duval County.

A transgender swimmer won an NCAA championship. DeSantis proclaimed a Florida resident the Ďrightful winner.í

Published: 03/23/2022 in National

Emma Weyant ó a Florida resident, University of Virginia swimmer and Olympic silver medalist ó came in second.

As GOP looks ahead to 2024, DeSantis builds national profile

Published: 02/26/2022 in National

DeSantisís turn at center stage of CPAC is the latest indication that he is aggressively laying the groundwork for a possible presidential run in 2024, even as Trump talks up a political comeback.

Biden calls Florida bill restricting LGBTQ discussion in schools Ďhatefulí after DeSantis signals support

Published: 02/09/2022 in National

The legislation, dubbed the 'Don't say gay' bill by critics, aims to bar some classroom discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the stateís schools.

In his fight against Ďwokeí schools, DeSantis tears at the seams of a diverse Florida

Published: 02/07/2022 in National

While the legislation mirrors national efforts, the debate has turned especially raw in Florida, a testament to how central multiculturalism is to the stateís identity.

DeSantis brings back Florida lawmakers to crack down on pandemic mandates

Published: 11/14/2021 in National

Governor says special session will be 'striking a blow for freedom' in a state fighting federal vaccine requirements

University of Florida bars faculty from testifying in voting rights lawsuit against DeSantis administration

Published: 10/30/2021 in National

The public university said the political scientists could pose ďa conflict of interest to the executive branchĒ and harm the schoolís interests if they testified against the law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

As some police fight vaccine rules, DeSantis says Florida will pay them $5,000 to relocate: ĎWe will treat you betterí

Published: 10/25/2021 in National

ďYou can fill important needs for us, and we'll compensate you as a result," DeSantis said.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says wife Casey DeSantis diagnosed with breast cancer

Published: 10/05/2021 in National

Casey DeSantis, 41, is a former journalist and equestrian, and the mother of three children.

Ron DeSantis v Biden: A bitter battle in Florida over vaccines

Published: 10/03/2021 in BBC News - World

As cities begin imposing mask and vaccination mandates, a debate rages over personal freedoms.

Facing a historic challenge, Florida Democrats stumble against DeSantis

Published: 10/01/2021 in National

Republicans are near parity with Democrats in Florida ahead of the 2022 governorís race, fueling their opponentsí unease over whether they can stop the incumbent.

As Gov. Ron DeSantis consolidates his power in Florida, some local officials rebuke his leadership style

Published: 08/15/2021 in National

Some mayors and county leaders say the governorís use of his authority to blunt local control is hurting their efforts to control the pandemic.

Florida Gov. DeSantis threatens to hold school leadersí pay if they require masks: ĎFinancial consequencesí

Published: 08/10/2021 in National

The Republican governor said district-level officials who implement covid-19 policies requiring masks for students could be subject to ďfinancial consequences.Ē

LGBT activists slam DeSantis veto of funds for Pulse survivors before 5-year anniversary: ĎItís shameful'

Published: 06/04/2021 in National

LGBT activists and Democrats criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for vetoing $150,000 for a program that offered counseling to dozens of Pulse shooting survivors and family members.

DeSantis says he will pardon Floridians charged with violating pandemic rules: ĎTheyíve been treated poorlyí

Published: 05/14/2021 in National

In an appearance on Fox News, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said he plans to pardon all residents who faced charges for violating pandemic health mandates.

GOP Gov. DeSantis signs Florida election law while shutting out all media but Fox News

Published: 05/06/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

DeSantis signed the bill, SB 90, in a closed-door event that blocked out all reporters and media coverage ó except for Fox News.

Florida Gov. DeSantis suspends Covid restrictions: 'We are no longer in a state of emergency'

Published: 05/03/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

Private businesses can still require masks and enforce social distancing and other protective measures.

Florida Governor DeSantis against US vaccine passports

Published: 03/30/2021 in MercoPress

“You want the fox to guard the hen house?,Ē DeSantis asked. Florida State Governor Ron DeSantis Monday announced he would fight the federal administration's plans to create a national vaccine passport.

Democrats ask if DeSantis donations helped wealthy island enclave get early vaccines: ĎThis is wrong on so many levelsí

Published: 03/04/2021 in National

Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was inspired to donate a quarter million dollars to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisís war chest shortly after his wealthy community reportedly received 1,200 vaccines.

County officials blasted DeSantis over vaccine site in an affluent White area. So he threatened to take away the doses.

Published: 02/18/2021 in National

The Manatee County, Florida vaccination clinic would bring vaccines an area that has been least affected by the pandemic, critics say, including a few of the individuals who worked with Gov. Ron DeSantis to set it up.

Floridaís ĎGrim Reaperí lawyer sued Ron DeSantis over covid-19. Now the governorís attorneys want him sanctioned.

Published: 12/15/2020 in National

Daniel Uhlfelder said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's attorneys were targeting him for challenging his response to the pandemic.