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 2021-11-24 20:00 

Miami Herald

Florida is the land of second chances for rogue police. Why not for ex-felons, too? | Editorial...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been publicly trying to lure police officers to Florida from New York or San Francisco with a come-on-down attitude and talk of $5,000 bonuses if "morale ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-24 11:00 

Miami Herald

If your Florida Thanksgiving comes with a side of DeSantis' COVID politics, don't be the turkey | Opinion...

Let's be grateful for being the lucky ones who are still here, but don't forget the losses and the lessons of the coronavirus pandemic as we gather this Thanksgiving. I'm ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-23 19:42 

Miami Herald

A judge called Florida's gaming deal a 'fiction.' Finally, someone speaks the truth | Editorial...

The federal judge in Washington, D.C., who tossed out the Seminole Tribe gambling deal in Florida late Monday, said it was built on a "fiction." Boy, was she right. The ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-23 16:54 

Miami Herald

DeSantis appoints Jared Moskowitz, Torey Alston to Broward County Commission...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday appointed Jared Moskowitz and Torey Alston, two individuals who have served in top posts of his administration, to fill two soon-to-be vacant seats on the ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-23 04:05 

Miami Herald

Miami-Dade drops vaccination requirement for new employees after new Florida law bans it...

Miami-Dade County's vaccination requirement for new police, firefighters, bus operators and other county employees lasted roughly four months — ended by a Republican-backed bill barring local governments from requiring inoculation ... Click to C...

 2021-11-22 23:28 

Miami Herald

State health department sets workplace COVID vaccine rules. There's a lot of leeway...

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature made it easy for a vaccine-hesitant person to opt out of a workplace coronavirus vaccine requirement....

 2021-11-22 20:12 

Miami Herald

About those NYPD cops who DeSantis praised for coming to Florida: There are issues...

New details are emerging about the newest dozen police officers lauded by Gov. Ron DeSantis for moving to Central Florida from New York City to escape what the governor described as low morale and a lack of support from Democratic politicians there....

 2021-11-22 15:29 

Miami Herald

DeSantis asks Legislature to spend $1 billion to lower Florida's gas tax...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling on the Legislature to spend more than $1 billion to lower the state's gas tax. At a news conference at a Buc-ee's gas station in ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-19 22:03 

Miami Herald

DeSantis names four to key administration roles, including a new prison chief...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday tapped four people to lead key parts of his administration, a shake-up that includes a new corrections secretary to oversee a Florida prison system that ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-18 19:51 

Miami Herald

Watch: DeSantis signs 4 bills into law emphasizing "personal freedoms" regarding masks and vaccine mandates...

Watch as DeSantis speaks about mask and vaccines mandates in the workplace and schools as he signs four bills into law ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-18 18:12 

Miami Herald

DeSantis signs anti-mandate bills into law but they conflict with federal COVID rules...

Wasting little time, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law four bills dealing with mask and vaccine mandates less than 12 hours after state lawmakers passed them mostly along party lines Wednesday night....

 2021-11-18 01:52 

Miami Herald

Florida GOP limits vaccine mandates, flouting White House...

Florida Republicans approved a sweeping bill Wednesday to hobble coronavirus vaccine mandates in businesses, rejecting claims that they were sacrificing public health to hand Gov. Ron DeSantis a win in ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-16 01:10 

Miami Herald

Legislature quickly moves forward with bills to block work-place vaccine mandates...

Florida lawmakers advanced multiple bills limiting mask and vaccine mandates during the first day of a contentious special session of the state Legislature requested by Gov. Ron DeSantis....

 2021-11-15 15:14 

Miami Herald

DeSantis announces $25 million proposal to revamp Freedom Tower...

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a $25 million proposal for the 2022 legislative session to make structural repairs to the Freedom Tower during a press conference at the Miami historic tower on Nov. 15, 2021. ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-15 14:42 

Miami Herald

Amid protests in Cuba, DeSantis announces $25 million proposal to revamp Freedom Tower...

Behind a podium boasting "Patria y vida" at the Freedom Tower in Miami on Monday morning, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a $25 million request to make structural repairs to the ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-13 13:00 

Miami Herald

DeSantis' COVID record is terrible. Lawmakers should remember that at special session | Opinion...

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis has called the Florida legislature into a special session in order to coerce his Republican majority to pass a series of measures intended to diminish the ability of private businesses and government to promote COVID vaccinati...

 2021-11-12 23:05 

Miami Herald

DeSantis wanted to get tough on employer vaccine mandates. Legislators reined him in...

When Gov. Ron DeSantis announced last month that he wanted to call a special session to penalize companies that require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19, Sen. Aaron Bean, a ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-11 11:00 

Miami Herald

Florida GOP aims to placate anti-vaxxers. DeSantis gets to chest-thump in the end | Editorial...

There's the chest thumping that Gov. Ron DeSantis does during his "Don't tread on Florida" events. Then there's the reality of what Republicans can actually accomplish without alienating the businesses ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-10 18:34 

Miami Herald

Healthcare facilities caught in vaccine 'crossfire' between Tallahassee and Washington...

If Gov. Ron DeSantis and President Joe Biden each gets their way, Florida hospitals and nursing homes will be penalized no matter what they do. Next week, lawmakers in Tallahassee ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-09 21:43 

Miami Herald

For a real-life education about the dangers of communism, go to Miami's Cuban museum | Opinion...

As a Texan-born American, I didn't know much about the Cuban exile experience until my family moved to South Florida. My first contact was in the 1980s when my sixth ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-09 00:20 

Miami Herald

DeSantis may want a ban on vaccine mandates, but Legislature's bills stop short of it...

For weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis has railed against vaccine mandates, threatening harsh penalties against employers who require employees be vaccinated. On Monday, he announced a slate of vaccine-related bills state ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-08 17:04 

Miami Herald

DeSantis files for re-election, allowing campaign spending during special session...

Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly filed his paperwork for re-election on Friday after months of skirting state election law requirements and using his political committee to raise more than $53 million ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-05 22:12 

Miami Herald

DeSantis' office doesn't have to testify in lawsuit over controversial election law, judge says...

A federal judge has shielded seven Republican lawmakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis' office from having to testify about a controversial new elections law — including testifying about any involvement by ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-05 21:30 

Miami Herald

Judge rejects school districts' challenge of Florida rule banning mask mandates...

Saying that Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration struck the "right balance," an administrative law judge Friday rejected a challenge to a state Department of Health rule designed to prevent student mask ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-05 18:44 

Miami Herald

UF controversy is latest chapter in long conflict between politics, academic freedom...

Four of the 13 board members responsible for governing the University of Florida are major donors to Gov. Ron DeSantis' campaign, giving a collective $661,800 the last few years, according ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-05 17:43 

Miami Herald

Registered Republicans overtake Democrats in Florida for first time, DeSantis says...

Florida Republicans have officially reached a milestone they've been trending toward for nearly a decade — outnumbering registered Florida Democrats for the first time in state history. Gov. Ron DeSantis ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-05 17:17 

Miami Herald

Congressional Democrats aim at DeSantis in bill to override bans on COVID mandates...

A group of Florida Democrats in Congress unveiled legislation on Friday aimed at allowing local governments and private businesses to impose their own COVID rules — and ignore any state ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-05 16:03 

Miami Herald

Florida, all about election integrity, can't tell if a Republican broke an election law? | Editorial...

Just days after Gov. Ron DeSantis made a big, bold speech about "election integrity" — and announced his plan to create a new state force to investigate voter fraud — ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-05 10:00 

Miami Herald

Republican's win in Virginia gives DeSantis go-ahead to keep driving a wedge between us | Editorial...

The day after Democrats' humiliating loss in the Virginia gubernatorial election, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis referred to Joe Biden as "Brandon" at an official event — a nod to a ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-05 00:31 

Miami Herald

Governor's former house included in booming housing market...

Count Gov. Ron DeSantis among homeowners with seller's regret? The waterfront home near Jacksonville that DeSantis owned for nearly a decade until selling it after he moved into Florida's governor's ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-04 19:33 

Miami Herald

DeSantis calling for special legislative session to ban vaccine mandates...

In a video posted to Governor Ron DeSantis' Facebook page on Oct. 30, DeSantis says there will be no mask mandate in Florida schools. The governor is calling for a special session of the Florida legislature to pass more laws banning vaccine mandates. ...

 2021-11-04 19:29 

Miami Herald

DeSantis says Florida will sue U.S. over workplace vaccination, testing rules...

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday he would join a lawsuit with Georgia, Alabama and private plaintiffs seeking to nullify a rule by President Joe Biden's administration mandating coronavirus vaccines or ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-04 14:12 

Miami Herald

'F- - - off and die.' Polsky receives another death threat, asks DeSantis to intervene...

"F- - - off and die." Those were the final words, delivered in an angry crescendo, of a profanity-laced, anti-Semitic death threat received by state Sen. Tina Polsky on Tuesday. ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-03 22:32 

Miami Herald

DeSantis' office cites backlog as reason for delay in reviewing sham candidate case...

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who on Wednesday said he wants to create a new state office to investigate and prosecute election-related fraud, has yet to weigh in on a state ethics ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-03 21:52 

Miami Herald

DeSantis asks for another set of Florida election reforms...

Six months ago Gov. Ron DeSantis signed election reforms into law and called them then the toughest in the nation. Now he wants a new set of reforms that go further. ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-03 19:08 

Miami Herald

WATCH: UF's national recognition as a top 5 school...

Gov. Ron DeSantis joined University of Florida President Kent Fuchs and Board of Trustees Chair Mori Hosseini to celebrate UF's No. 5 national ranking among public universities. ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-03 19:00 

Miami Herald

DeSantis asks for another round of election law reforms in raucous Palm Beach event...

Six months after signing what he called the strongest election security bill in the nation, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday said he wanted to beef up the state's voting laws ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-03 18:11 

Miami Herald

Florida Republicans giddy about 2022 as Democrats struggle in Virginia, New Jersey...

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, doughnut in hand on Wednesday morning, smiled as he described election night as his "Super Bowl." The Miami Republican saw his party flip the high-profile Virginia ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-02 23:07 

Miami Herald

UF restricted five other professors' participation in legal cases against the state...

Last year, four University of Florida law professors who wanted to sign a "friend of the court" brief in a lawsuit challenging a new felons voting law were told that ... Click to Continue...

 2021-11-02 19:55 

Miami Herald

UF faculty criticizes school's policy, fears impact on its image, ranking and more...

At a mid-September news conference, University of Florida President Kent Fuchs and board of trustees chairperson Mori Hosseini shared a stage with Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls ... Click to Continue...

 2021-10-30 14:20 

Miami Herald

DeSantis sets date for special session on vaccine mandates...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launched criticism at President Joe Biden on Friday as he called lawmakers into a special session Nov. 15 to take up legislation to prevent vaccine mandates ... Click to Continue...

 2021-10-29 21:37 

Miami Herald

In addressing Florida business leaders, DeSantis takes on 'corporate wokeness'...

After months of getting the cold shoulder from large corporations who refused to endorse his COVID-19 policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis had harsh things to say Thursday at the annual meeting ... Click to Continue...

 2021-10-29 20:04 

Miami Herald

DeSantis announces five-day special session to deal with COVID mandates...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday made official his call for a special session next month, announcing that he will bring legislators to Tallahassee for five days to address a series ... Click to Continue...

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