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    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called out Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday and was greeted like a rockstar at a country music festival in Panama City Beach, Florida. In the clip posted on Twitter from the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, DeSantis walks out on stage with a crowd in front of him going wild, hollering and cheering for him. (RELATED:...
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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law two bills aimed at combatting foreign influence and corporate espionage in Florida. DeSantis said the Communist Party of China has played a major role in trademark infringement and miss information. He pointed to the coronavirus pandemic as proof, bringing up the unproven theory that COVID-19 leaked from a lab...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 24 bills into law late Friday, including a measure that limits local impact fees imposed on builders and developers to help pay for infrastructure to handle growth. The latest group of bills earning DeSantis’ signature from the 2021 Legislative session were announced in an email with accompanying transmittal letters to Secretary of State...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A bill creating a nine-member commission focused on restoring Biscayne Bay was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis during a ceremony alongside the South Florida water body. DeSantis said the first task of the Biscayne Bay Commission, which will be housed in the Department of Environmental Protection, will be to review and consolidate existing programs and...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed three bills intended to make Florida more enticing to veterans and military families. During a ceremony at the American Legion Palm Valley Post 233 in St. Johns County, DeSantis approved a bill (SB 922) aimed at expanding jobs in which post-secondary education requirements are waived for veterans and members of the military...
    The Michigan Republican Party filed a Friday complaint against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, alleging she broke campaign finance laws by traveling to Florida on a private jet for personal reasons. The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the complaint, which called on the Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to immediately investigate Whitmer’s trip to West Palm Beach, Florida. Whitmer...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) blasted his potential Democrat challenger, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), after she announced her gubernatorial bid this week, blasting her as a “lockdown lobbyist” who spends her time virtue-signaling to “small-dollar donors in California and New York.” “Nikki Fried has done nothing in office. She does nothing. All she does is emote on social media,...
    Loading the player... Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has sparked outrage after he cut mental health funding for services for survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. On Wednesday, DeSantis slashed $900,000 in funding for LGBTQ programs that serve people in Central Florida. According to reports, before approving a new $100 billion state budget, the...
    MIAMI(CBSMiami) – Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday the opening of registration for the 2021 Python Challenge in the Everglades. “This will be a ten-day challenge from July 9th until July 18th. Participants who remove the most pythons and who capture the longest pythons will receive prizes at the end of the competition,” said DeSantis. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Launching Operation...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On the day pride month celebrations began, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law called “The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.” “I can tell you this, in Florida girls are going to play girl’s sports and boys are going to play boy’s sports. That’s what we’re doing,” Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced in front of...
    Pressure from woke corporations such as the NCAA "strengthened" Gov. Ron DeSantis decision to sign a bill banning biological males from womens sports in Florida. DeSantis, R-Fla., signed the Fairness in Womens Sports Act on Tuesday. Among businesses and organizations against the bill was the NCAA, which in April warned it would pull out of states that do not allow transgender students...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the $101.5 billion Florida budget on Wednesday, after vetoing $1.5 billion in federal money for an emergency response fund he said had strings attached that made it unusable. DeSantis held the bill signing ceremony at a New Smyrna Beach restaurant and used the event to boast about his response to the coronavirus...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday formally received a proposed $101.5 billion state budget filled with many of his top priorities. DeSantis has 15 days to act on the record spending plan for the fiscal year that will start July 1. READ MORE: Miami Beach PD: 2 Arrested For Attempted 1st-Degree Murder After Shooting At Rapper DaBaby He...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that he refused to be pressured by “woke corporations” or other organizations and not sign a bill banning biological males from participating in women’s sports. WATCH: “I think as these bills were going through various legislatures, I remember the [National Collegiate Athletic Association] put out a statement saying any state that enacts...
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday signed a measure to protect girls’ and women’s sports, emphasizing the state’s commitment to protecting girls from far-left attempts to allow biological boys to compete in women’s athletics. Speaking from Trinity Christian Academy on Tuesday, the Republican governor said the bill will ensure that opportunities are protected for young women. “In...
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) believes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is “absolutely” driven by politics, causing the American people to lose faith in the federal agency, he told Breitbart News during an exclusive interview on Tuesday. Speaking to Breitbart News after signing a bill to protect girls’ and women’s athletics, DeSantis said the CDC...
    Remaining on the cutting edge of conservatism, public policy, and Title IX protections, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis ensures girls and women in Florida sports will not have to compete with transgender females who were biologically born male, even in the face of lawsuits or cancel culture calls. "Were going to go based off biology, not based off ideology when were...
    Florida's Republican governor has signed a bill barring transgender females from playing on public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls, plunging the state into the national culture war over transgender rights. 'In Florida, girls are going to play girls sports and boys are going to play boys sports,' Governor Ron DeSantis said as he signed the bill...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Tuesday that bans transgender girls and women from competing on female high school and college sports teams and he did it on the first day of Pride Month, which celebrates the LGBTQ community. DeSantis signed the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville. READ...
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is signing a bill aimed to protect women’s sports — a move that comes at a time the left pushes to allow biological males who say they are female to compete against – and with  – biological girls. “In Florida, girls and going to play girls sports and boys are going to play...
    Florida has threatened to slap cruise lines with tens of thousands of dollars in fines for requiring passengers to show proof of Covid-19 vaccines.  The state could fine cruise lines $5,000 per customer required to show proof of vaccination.  It comes after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law banning bars, schools, restaurants and other businesses from asking customers whether they've been...
    Cruise lines that operate out of Florida’s ports are heading for a showdown with Gov. Ron DeSantis over his ban on vaccine passports, reports NBC News. DeSantis executive order banning vaccine passports goes into effect July 1. Celebrity Cruises is the first cruise line to receive approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to sail with paying passengers, though...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t wavering from his anti-vaccination “passport” stance even as Celebrity Cruises, owned by Royal Caribbean Group, received federal approval to set sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale next month if passengers and crew members are vaccinated against COVID-19. Speaking to reporters on Friday, the governor maintained that Florida won’t exempt cruise lines from...
    LAKELAND (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing the Biden Administration to allow Floridians to buy cheaper FDA-approved prescription drugs from Canada. Governor DeSantis signed the bill aimed at lowering prescription drug costs in 2019 but nothing’s happened since because prescription drugs are so heavily regulated by federal law. READ MORE: Transgender Athlete Ban Awaiting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) — A wide-ranging education bill that includes a controversial provision to ban transgender female athletes from competing on high-school girls’ and college women’s sports teams was formally sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday. The measure (SB 1028) seeks to make female athletes’ eligibility for sports teams contingent on their “biological sex” on birth certificates issued “at or near...
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the United States is taking a “very close look” at the idea of requiring vaccine passports for travelers coming in and out of the U.S., according to reports. Speaking to ABC on Friday, the Homeland Security secretary appeared open to the concept of requiring a vaccine passport for international travelers. He appears to justify...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s re-election campaign will now pay the full price of her controversial flight to Florida. According to the Detroit Free Press,  pressure from the FAA is prompting the change in payments. READ MORE: Police: 27-Year-Old Man Critical After Detroit Stabbing Whitmer’s re-election campaign will pay the $27,000 tab to the non-profit PVS Chemicals for the...
    Many people moving to Florida are registering as Republicans because lockdowns in blue states caused them to reevaluate being a Democrat, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Wednesday. “So it’s interesting with Florida, like, the media at the beginning of this said, ‘Florida is bad,’ and I think it’s because they wanted to damage Trump in Florida, wanted to damage me,...
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    BAKER COUNTY (CBSMiami) – It’s official. Public school teachers and principals in Florida will receive $1,000 bonuses, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday. Speaking at Baker County Middle School in north Florida, Gov. DeSantis said the bonuses are part of the state’s $100 billion budget that the Florida Legislature agreed on. DeSantis says he will sign the new budget soon....
    FLORIDA has joined the growing list of GOP-led states to no longer accept President Joe Biden's unemployment benefits booster, Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed on Monday. The Sunshine State has now become the 23rd state to stop shelling out the extra $300 per week payment to its jobless residents, joining the likes of Texas, Missouri, Georgia, and South Carolina. 9Ron DeSantis...
    Andrew Thornebrooke, The Western Journal May 26, 2021 0 Comments Not everything is about Trump. That may be difficult for some to comprehend as, even now, reporters try to keep the narrative focused on the former president. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is no stranger to media tricks, however, and when a reporter attempted some sleight of hand at a...
    Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D). The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Matt Booker, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● FL-Sen, FL-07: In a surprise, Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy announced on Monday that she would seek re-election...
    FLORIDA Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a law that bans social media giants Facebook and Twitter from silencing conservative views on their platforms. The legislation, which is due to come into force on July 1, will allow the state to fine the tech giants $250,000 if they remove the profile of a political candidate. 6Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an...
                        Once again, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) finds herself in hot water after a photo surfaced showing her breaking her own social distancing rules at an East Lansing bar over the weekend. “The group shot of 13 individuals appeared to violate the governor’s restaurant capacity order issued May 15...
    By Brian Fung | CNN Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a swipe at Big Tech on Monday as he signed a hot-button state bill targeting how digital platforms moderate online content. The legislation marks one of the biggest steps yet by a Republican governor to act on allegations of online censorship at the hands of companies such as Facebook, Google...
    Dillon Burroughs, The Western Journal May 24, 2021 0 Comments Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday to stop Big Tech companies from deplatforming political candidates, including by imposing significant fines on social media providers found guilty of the practice. Senate Bill 7072, which DeSantis signed at Florida International University in Miami, intends to end social...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed SB 7072, a law he claims will equip Floridians to fight back against Big Tech censorship on Monday. Speaking at Florida International University in Miami on Monday, DeSantis detailed action Florida is taking to fight against Big Tech via SB 7072. “Really Florida is a trailblazer, yet again, on another issue that’s really important to...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an anti-Big Tech bill on Monday that would stop social media companies from kicking users off their platforms and prevent online censorship. The legislation, which the Republican called "Florida’s Big Tech Bill," would make it illegal to ban state political candidates from Facebook and Twitter and would dole out penalties of $250,000 a day on...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made a South Florida stop Monday morning at Florida International University for a bill signing that he says protects Floridians from big tech censorship. “This is a big problem, we don’t even need to get into the election interference that we see from Silicon Valley on major issues that deserve robust debate, Silicon...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) –  Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he urged state education officials to put new guidelines on how U.S. history is taught in public schools. The State Board of Education on June 10 will consider a proposed rule that says teachers “may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) made it clear this week that he has no plans to submit to the radical left and their fake news narratives, telling a group of Republicans at Allegheny County’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner that he has “only begun to fight” and warning the GOP cannot revert to “the days of the failed Republican establishment of yesteryear.” DeSantis,...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a nearly $200 million tax holiday package into law on Friday. The Pensacola News Journal reported the new law sets dates for three sales tax holidays for the coming months – hurricane preparedness, back to school, and a new tax holiday, dubbed "Freedom Week." "Were proud of being a free state," DeSantis, a Republican, said. "Were proud...
    Dillon Burroughs, The Western Journal May 21, 2021 0 Comments Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis headlined a Pennsylvania event on Thursday night where he hinted at his future political ambitions, proclaiming, “I have only begun to fight.” The 42-year-old governor spoke at the Republican Committee of Allegheny County’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner, where his remarks resembled a campaign speech,...
    Pittsburgh (CNN)The applause for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis from a ballroom full of Republican activists was loud and long -- and it happened before the Florida governor even took the stage.With more than 40 months before November 2024 and in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, the race for the Republican nomination for president is already underway. And while the...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Just a day after lawmakers gave final approval, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday formally received a bill that would carry out a 30-year gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Lawmakers held a three-day special session this week to pass the bill (SB 2A) and other gambling-related measures. READ MORE: Some Luxury Brickell High-Rise Residents Say...