Governor Ron DeSantis to permanently ban COVID-19 mandates in Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis during COVID-19 speaking with a mask on – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Raoul B Photography Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed permanently outlawing Covid mandates in the state. DeSantis stated in a press release earlier this week that he has introduced legislation to “make permanent Covid freedoms in Florida”, adding

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis activates National Guard in response to uptick of migrants in Florida Keys

Florida National Guard Headquarters – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Avaniks After hundreds of migrants have arrived in the Florida Keys, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has activated the state National Guard to bolster local authorities. In order to mobilize the Guard and urge Florida law enforcement agencies and other organizations to provide resources to

Florida unveils two new available license plates

License Plates – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jane Rix The Sunshine State is offering some new swag to add to vehicles. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles released and made two brand-new license plates available statewide. In July, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a Gadsden flag license plate featuring the historic

The Sunshine State prepares to issue 22 additional medical marijuana licenses

Medical marijuana – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by BestStockFoto The state’s health authorities finally moved to grant up to 22 more medical marijuana licenses on Monday after years of delay, which could double the size of Florida’s marijuana sector. Additionally, the state Department of Health released an emergency rule that would significantly increase the cost

Governor Ron DeSantis wins race for another term as Florida’s governor

Ron DeSantis addresses a crowd while President Donald Trump watches at a rally in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jctabb Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, won reelection to a second term on Tuesday in a strong victory over Democratic candidate Charlie Crist, adding to his fast rise as

Counties in Central Florida see a significant drop in early-voting participants

People voting at precinct – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rob Crandall Sunday was the final day of early voting in Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties. Other counties in Central Florida ended their early voting period on Saturday.  Several voters who participated say it was an easy process. “There wasn’t a wait,” said Nathan Horton,

Trump and DeSantis previewed a GOP presidential primary showdown

Courtesy: Evan El-Amin – Shutterstock – Former President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump previewed a potential presidential primary showdown while holding dueling rallies on Sunday in the Sunshine State as the two men battle

Public universities in Florida have the lowest cost of education in the country

Students walk to classes to pursue their education at the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com Over the last four years, the Florida education system has maintained tuition levels while ensuring Florida’s higher education system is the best in the country.

Florida proceeds with sex reassignment surgery and puberty blocker ban for minors

Puberty Blockers and Sex Reassignment Surgery – Person with Transgender Flag Painted On It – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by nito Last week, a joint committee of the Sunshine State’s two medical boards voted last week to draft a rule that would ban gender dysphoria treatments and puberty blockers for minors across the state. The

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sued over migrant flight records

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Hunter Crenian A Florida nonprofit advocating for open government filed a lawsuit on Monday to compel the DeSantis administration to disclose information about migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. The larger picture: In relation to the two charter flights that transported about 50 Venezuelan refugees to