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 2020-07-08 01:54 

Miami Herald

Democrats: DeSantis' virus inaction cost Floridian lives...

Florida's Democratic congressional delegation blasted Gov. Ron DeSantis' response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying Tuesday that his refusal to issue statewide orders requiring masks and impose tougher restrictions on businesses ... Click to Con...

 2020-07-07 20:56 

Miami Herald

DeSantis questioned on why Florida is still not reporting how many are hospitalized with COVID...

Under pressure last week Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said the state would start reporting daily hospitalization data for all 67 counties. DeSantis on Tuesday refused to address the fact that the state has yet to make good on its promise. ... Cl...

 2020-07-07 20:03 

Miami Herald

Florida still not reporting how many hospitalized with COVID. DeSantis won't say why....

Under pressure last week as COVID-19 hospitalizations soared in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said the state would start reporting daily hospitalization data for all 67 counties. DeSantis on Tuesday, ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-07 19:41 

Miami Herald

Mayor Gimenez responds to Gov DeSantis' position on who is responsible for hiring contact tracing...

Governor Ron DeSantis and Miami-dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez respond to reporters questions on who is responsible for hiring contact tracers in Miami-Dade. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-06 20:18 

Miami Herald

DeSantis downplays COVID surge, suggests it was more prevalent than state admitted...

As the number of coronavirus cases in Florida continued to explode, Gov. Ron DeSantis went to the heart of the state's largest retirement community Monday and emphasized that while Florida ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-06 09:00 

Miami Herald

Budget had to be cut to deal with COVID, but DeSantis kept money for new toll roads...

Florida will spend at least $738 million over the next five years on three controversial new toll roads projects under a plan approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week. While ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-05 10:00 

Miami Herald

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now free to get tough with COVID-19. Here's why: | Editorial...

The astounding increase in the number of new coronavirus cases is proof that Florida is getting outsmarted by COVID-19. So are some of our state leaders — and, as usual, ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-02 23:23 

Miami Herald

Summer heat, COVID-19 converge on prisons. Funds for updates, hepatitis care got cut...

Summer has arrived in Florida's prisons, marking hardest part of the year. Outdated infrastructure like slow-moving fans and lack of air conditioning have inmates fainting in the heat, and outdated ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-02 21:32 

Miami Herald

Pence: Florida can thank President Trump for being prepared to handle COVID cases...

The coronavirus case numbers are worse than ever in Florida. But on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence came to Tampa with a message for the Sunshine State: Florida is in ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-01 22:05 

Miami Herald

Appeals court halts Florida felons from registering to vote, pending further review...

A federal appellate court has temporarily stopped a judge's order that granted hundreds of thousands of felons the right to vote, the latest turn in Florida's battle over felon voting ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-01 20:43 

Miami Herald

DeSantis says virus 'doesn't like sunshine, heat and humidity,' enjoy July 4th outside...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said he doesn't believe all Floridians need to stay home during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. But the state's vulnerable should be extra cautious, the Republican ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-01 13:17 

Miami Herald

Coronavirus live updates: Here's what to know in South Florida on July 1...

We're keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day. DeSantis extends evictions, foreclosure deadlines to ... Click to Continue...

 2020-07-01 02:16 

Miami Herald

With deadline approaching, DeSantis extends evictions, foreclosure deadlines to August...

Floridians will have a little less to worry about when it comes to foreclosures and evictions. Late Tuesday night — only hours before his original order was set to expire ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-29 20:53 

Miami Herald

Gov. DeSantis vetoes $1 billion from Florida state budget...

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $1 billion in vetoes to the state budget on June 29, 2020. This is part of an effort to blunt Florida's economic fallout from the coronavirus. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-29 17:59 

Miami Herald

What did Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis veto to cut budget by $1 billion? Here's the list...

When Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the signing of the new state budget that goes into effect on Wednesday, July 1, he said he vetoed more than $1 billion worth ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-29 17:28 

Miami Herald

DeSantis vetoes $1 billion from state budget as COVID crisis hurts tax revenue...

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $1 billion in vetoes to the state budget on Monday in an effort to blunt the state's economic fallout from the coronavirus. The cuts ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-29 00:09 

Miami Herald

As Florida's COVID-19 cases surge, DeSantis focuses on actions of young people...

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to skyrocket statewide, Gov. Ron DeSantis has found a new target in Florida's battle against the virus: Youths. Seated at a table ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-28 21:08 

Miami Herald

Socializing by younger Floridians is fueling increase in coronavirus cases, DeSantis says...

The scope of the coronavirus outbreak in Florida is not as bad as the case numbers might have you believe, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday. Seated at a table with ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-28 20:28 

Miami Herald

Governor Ron DeSantis holds a press conference in Pensacola for COVID-19 update...

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference Sunday June 28, 2020, regarding COVID-19 at 2:30 p.m. in Pensacola, Florida. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-27 13:23 

Miami Herald

Coronavirus live updates: Here's what to know in South Florida on June 27...

We're keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day. Miami-Dade beaches, most parades will be ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-26 20:46 

Miami Herald

Gov. DeSantis addresses Florida's spike in coronavirus cases...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference on Friday, June 26, 2020, to give an update on Florida's efforts to combat the recent spike in coronavirus cases. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-26 16:41 

Miami Herald

COVID costs Florida a 31% dip in sales tax revenue in May...

Florida's sales tax revenue fell 31.7% below projections in May, state economists announced Friday as Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to make deep cuts to the state budget for the next ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-25 21:51 

Miami Herald

DeSantis signs bill that further expands Florida's school voucher program...

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law on Thursday legislation that further expands the state's multi-million-dollar school voucher and scholarship programs. He used Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High, a private religious ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-24 22:58 

Miami Herald

DeSantis signs bill for pay increase for Florida teachers...

Sitting on stage inside Mater Academy in Hialeah, Gov. Ron Desantis signed a bill for a pay raise for Florida teachers that was accomplished with bipartisan support. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-24 21:33 

Miami Herald

DeSantis fires back at Miami Herald reporter on question regarding possible data manipulation...

Gov. Ron DeSantis responds to a question by Miami Herald reporter Samantha Gross regarding statements made by former Dept. of Health employee Rebekah Jones about current employees being asked to manipulate coronavirus data. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-24 21:31 

Miami Herald

COVID turnabout: NY, NJ, Connecticut want travelers from Florida to self-quarantine...

For months, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has disparaged the state of New York as a paragon of how not to manage the coronavirus pandemic. But as the number of new ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-24 19:45 

Miami Herald

DeSantis signs bill to increase starting pay for teachers...

Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday put his commitment to increased teacher pay in ink. "The bill we're signing today is going to be really great for the teachers of Florida." DeSantis ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-24 10:00 

Miami Herald

Florida governor owes an apology for blaming COVID-19 spike on 'Hispanic' workers | Opinion...

The nation's reckoning with racism is lost on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who deftly navigates the world of politically savvy white Republican Cuban-Americans but is tone deaf to the needs ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-24 01:48 

Miami Herald

DeSantis signs 23 more bills, holds back on signing $93.2 billion budget...

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 23 bills Tuesday night, none of which were the $93.2 billion state budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which must be approved by July 1. DeSantis ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-23 19:56 

Miami Herald

DeSantis warns bars, restaurants that licenses are at risk if they break COVID rules...

Florida bars and restaurants that violate the state's social distancing guidelines now risk losing their liquor licenses. That's according to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who made the announcement at a news ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-22 19:28 

Miami Herald

Florida's surgeon general quietly advises everyone to wear masks in public spaces...

Quietly and without fanfare, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees on Saturday issued a public health advisory recommending people wear face masks in public. "All individuals in Florida should wear face ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-20 21:42 

Miami Herald

DeSantis gives update on COVID-19 situation in Florida...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference on Saturday, June 20, 2020, to talk about the recent uptick in coronavirus cases in Florida. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-20 20:58 

Miami Herald

Florida's better off in COVID-19 fight than it was in April, Gov. DeSantis says...

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a rare Saturday news conference to reassure Floridians about rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the "vast majority" of new cases are from ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-20 20:38 

Miami Herald

Florida posts another daily record of COVID-19 infections...

The coronavirus outbreak continued its fevered escalation in Florida on Saturday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis again tried to tamp down worry over another record-breaking spike in infections since reopening restaurants, ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-20 13:17 

Miami Herald

Coronavirus live updates: Here's what to know in South Florida on June 20...

We're keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day. As Florida COVID cases rise among ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-19 22:55 

Miami Herald

Who is that masked man?! Well, it sure wasn't Gov. DeSantis | Opinion...

Unbowed and unmasked, Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to shrug in the face of Florida's record-breaking surge in coronavirus cases. "We're not rolling back," he said, even as national disease experts ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-19 22:14 

Miami Herald

DeSantis defends decision to appeal ruling on felon voting law, cites victims' needs...

Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his decision to appeal a federal judge's ruling over Florida's felon voting law, saying that felons should be required to pay back all restitution to victims ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-19 21:21 

Miami Herald

Florida COVID cases rise but hospitals have beds, governor says...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said most of Florida's new coronavirus cases are in younger people with milder symptoms and insisted the state has hospital beds. Florida had a record number of new cases with 3,822. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-19 18:16 

Miami Herald

As Florida COVID cases rise in younger people, DeSantis says state has hospital beds...

As Florida reported another record day of new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 3,822, Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back against suggestions that the state may become the next epicenter of ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-19 16:22 

Miami Herald

Three months after legislative session ends, DeSantis signs 21 bills but not budget...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed 21 bills into law, including measures aimed at better protecting vulnerable children and preventing inappropriate pelvic exams on women. DeSantis' office announced the bill ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-18 16:02 

Miami Herald

DeSantis attributes COVID surge to farm workers. Aid groups say testing help came late...

Public health experts and aid groups are challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis's assertion this week that migrant farm workers are driving Florida's record surge in COVID-19 cases — noting that state ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-18 02:12 

Miami Herald

Governor Ron DeSantis issues emergency order ahead of Florida's primary elections...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday granted limited flexibility under state law to elections supervisors who for months have warned that the coronavirus pandemic will complicate their ability to hold ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-17 22:53 

Miami Herald

Florida elections officials asked DeSantis for coronavirus help. They're still waiting...

Alarmed by the coronavirus pandemic, Florida's election supervisors asked Gov. Ron DeSantis more than 10 weeks ago to grant them special flexibility under state law "as soon as possible" in ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-17 17:16 

Miami Herald

Orlando airport 'clarifies' Gov. DeSantis claim that 260 of 500 employees had COVID-19...

Orlando International Airport on Wednesday fact-checked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' statement that 260 of 500 airport workers tested came back positive for COVID-19. In pointing to individual workplace hotspots for ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-17 15:48 

Miami Herald

Florida coronavirus death toll hits 3,000 as state cases rise to 82,719...

Florida's Department of Health on Wednesday morning confirmed 2,610 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total to 82,719. There were also 25 new deaths announced, raising the statewide death ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-17 10:00 

Miami Herald

COVID-19 is surging in Florida. Don't deny why, Gov. DeSantis. Act responsibly | Editorial...

On the same day that Florida posted the largest number ever of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in a single day, Gov. DeSantis stood firm declaring, "We're not rolling back." ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-17 02:00 

Miami Herald

Florida Gov. DeSantis gives coronavirus update...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to give an update on the phased reopening of the state. ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-16 22:25 

Miami Herald

Ron DeSantis, on climbing coronavirus case numbers: 'We're not rolling back'...

As the number of Florida coronavirus cases continues to climb and after his own administration announced that those who work at elder care facilities must now be tested, Gov. Ron ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-16 19:55 

Miami Herald

Florida finds no evidence of fraud by Miami hospital charging $150 for COVID-19 tests...

Florida's top law enforcement officer has closed the state's fraud investigation into Larkin Community Hospital, finding no evidence of wrongdoing by the hospital for charging $150 for COVID-19 tests that ... Click to Continue...

 2020-06-15 16:35 

Miami Herald

DeSantis endorses Ana Maria Rodriguez in contested SD39 race...

Governor Ron DeSantis Monday endorsed Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez in the race to replace termed-out Republican Sen. Anitere Flores in South Florida's Senate District 39, on pace to be one ... Click to Continue...

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