Gov. DeSantis signed House Bill 1475, making participation in school sports contingent on determining a student’s “biological sex,” which refers to a persons’ sex assigned at birth. “The ‘Fairness in Women’s Sports Act’ signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis is entirely unfair to transgender and cisgender women and girls, as itContinue Reading

Governor Ron DeSantis signed an unprecedented bill yesterday, which will allow Floridians who are treated unfairly by Big Tech platforms to have the right to sue these companies and win monetary damages. SB 7072, effective July 1, 2021, is the first bill of its kind in the United States. ItContinue Reading

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In the wake of the Russian hacking of the Colonial Pipeline, Tampa Bay residents are aggressively filling up their tanks, creating some shortages and long lines across the region. “Obviously, it affects our state,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday. DeSantis urged people not to hoard gas and to avoidContinue Reading

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is warning by the month’s end, there will be more restrictions for people to qualify for unemployment benefits. After May 29, individuals will have to prove they’re actively applying for jobs by completing three to five weekly job searches, based on population of their county’sContinue Reading

Several Florida healthcare professionals Thursday released the following statements, applauding Governor Ron DeSantis for leading the charge and the Florida Legislature for the Senate’s passage of SB 72 by Sen. Jeff Brandes, legislation to help guard against meritless lawsuits involving Covid-19 claims: Steve Bahmer, President and CEO of LeadingAge Florida:Continue Reading

Earlier this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed new measures to safeguard the sanctity of Florida elections– his commitment to the integrity of every vote and the importance of transparency. “Last November, Florida held the smoothest, most successful election of any state in the country,” said Governor DeSantis. “While we should celebrateContinue Reading

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and congressional leaders highlighted proposed legislation that would increase technology transparency in Florida, particularly as it relates to “Big Tech” firms like Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, and Google. The bill introduced in the House is called the “Transparency in Technology Act.” “In Florida, ourContinue Reading

The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll shows likely Florida voters overwhelmingly support COVID-19 liability protections for businesses if the business made efforts to follow governmental public health guidelines, with 74 percent favoring protections. “Florida has the fifth worst legal climate in America and now is the time to safeguard local businessesContinue Reading

Governor Ron DeSantis enacted into law HB1135 on September 18, 2020, which authorized the creation of a specialty license plate to promote the need for lifesaving organ and tissue donors. The Donate Life Florida specialty plate was requested by Donate Life Florida, the non-profit coalition of Florida’s organ, eye andContinue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1061, expanding Florida’s new aquatic preserve about 800 square miles along the Gulf Coast, its first new aquatic preserve in over 30 years. This bill creates the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which will protect approximately 400,000 acres of aquatic habitat stretching from Pinellas CountyContinue Reading

Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) today commended Governor Ron DeSantis for signing HB 7067, a bill that gives educational freedom to almost 30,000 new students a year through enrollment in Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship Program. This represents a full 400% increase in parents and their children given the right to decideContinue Reading

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill into law, which would allow college athletes in the state to earn money from endorsement deals. Effective in 2021, the restrictions on college athletes will be lifted to allow these student athletes to be paid for the use of their names, imagesContinue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced plans for Florida’s K-12 public schools to reopen at full capacity in the fall. “Having a teacher there, there just isn’t going to be a substitute for that in-person instruction,” he said. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said that’s the recommendation being made to local schoolContinue Reading

During the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group meeting Thursday afternoon, Hillsborough Commissioner Sandy Murman discussed the recent in coronavirus cases as testing has risen during recent weeks. Murman warned that the George Floyd rallies and protests could further the spike, stating they “are like incubators for the virus.’’ “I’m pretty concerned,’’Continue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantisannounced Phase Two reopening in Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reopening movie theaters, bars and casinos with limited capacity. There will still be 50% occupancy limits at those locales, he said. “Those have not been operating up to this point,” DeSantis said. “They now have a pathway toContinue Reading

A federal judge ruled Sunday that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee issued a 125-pageContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released the Sunshine State’s unemployment, a tragic stat which hit a record high in April, at 12.9 percent. The state’s unemployment rate tripled from 4.3 percent in March to 12.9 percent in April. Gov. Ron DeSantis hopes the state re-opening can bring some ofContinue Reading

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In the wake of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit across central Florida to meet with tourism officials Wednesday came a rebuke of reporters, journalists’ coverage of Florida’s response to the Wuhan Coronavirus and the false predictions in the media. “You’ve got a lot of people in your profession [journalists] whoContinue Reading

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OPINION The Tampa Bay Times editorial board took aim at Gov. Ron DeSantis, circling the wagons around Rebekah Jones, calling the incident a “smear job by DeSantis’ office” to elevate Jones beyond her credentials and actual contributions. “Gov. Ron DeSantis loves to share praise from Washington about Florida’s handling ofContinue Reading