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 2020-07-11 16:45 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. Ron DeSantis coronavirus press conference...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a Saturday afternoon press conference in Bradenton to discuss the coronavirus pandemic in the state....

 2020-07-11 10:00 

Orlando Sentinel

COVID-19 testing: Long waits for results ‘unacceptable'...

Local health officials, policymakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis agree — too many people are being forced to wait far too long for their test results. And the places that do rapid testing have a limited supply....

 2020-07-10 22:29 

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando bar owners sue Gov. Ron DeSantis over forced closures...

Several downtown Orlando bar owners are suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, charging an executive order forcing them to close last month is unjust, as restaurants with bars inside them can continue slinging drinks....

 2020-07-10 16:53 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: DeSantis making ‘major announcement’ in Orlando...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference in Orlando today to discuss charging stations for electric vehicles, but quickly shifted gears to address the state's coronavirus crisis....

 2020-07-09 18:37 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. DeSantis asks feds for more medicine; change coming to drive-through lanes...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he's put in a call for more medicine from the federal government to help fight the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-07-07 16:36 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. DeSantis holds coronavirus press briefing...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said the state plans to open another coronavirus-only long-term care facility....

 2020-07-06 15:58 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: DeSantis holds coronavirus press briefing in The Villages...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a press conference today in The Villages to provide an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-06 12:13 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis veto of $225M affordable housing program is ‘a huge hit,’ Orange County says...

In cutting $1 billion from Florida's budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis' red pen also wiped out funding for one of the state's decades-old affordable housing programs....

 2020-07-02 18:48 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Vice President Pence meets with Gov. DeSantis in Florida...

Vice President Pence is meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis in Tampa on Thursday to discuss the state's coronavirus situation....

 2020-07-02 12:21 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis endorses bids by Orange, Seminole, Brevard and others for U.S. Space Force headquarters...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has endorsed six Florida counties, including Orange, Seminole and Brevard, and three cities that hope to land the command headquarters of the U.S. Space Force....

 2020-07-02 09:30 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis vetoes $10 million for Osceola’s BRIDG tech center...

Gov. Ron DeSantis killed a $10 million appropriation for Osceola County's BRIDG advanced manufacturing center as part of sweeping round of vetoes aimed at slashing the state budget by $1 billion in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a ...

 2020-07-01 20:41 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis vetoes growth management bill opposed by environmentalists, Seminole residents...

Seminole residents and environmentalists celebrated a veto by Gov. Ron DeSantis late Tuesday of a Senate bill that would have torpedoed the county's ability to protect its rural area from development such as the controversial River Cross proposal....

 2020-07-01 18:01 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. DeSantis gives press conference...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to give a press conference from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach after approving $17 million in recurring funds for the traditionally Black university....

 2020-07-01 17:53 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis budget cuts disregard working poor | Letters...

Gov. Ron DeSantis cut $1 billion from a budget proposal, and one letter-writer believes the cuts were in the wrong areas....

 2020-07-01 16:02 

Orlando Sentinel

Clean Waterways Act won’t fix water quality | Commentary...

In a guest column, Jen Lomberk discusses the shortcomings of the Clean Waterways Act signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday....

 2020-07-01 10:27 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis reveals 19 more bill signings, 2 vetoes...

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced late Tuesday that he had signed 19 bills from this year's legislative session, including a measure blocking insurance companies from using genetic information in making policy decisions and a measure reducing regulations on...

 2020-07-01 10:02 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis’ silence on masks betrays military lesson: Protect yourself | Commentary...

In a guest column, Philip Levine, former mayor of Miami Beach and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, writes that wearing a mask in public is akin to wearing a helmet in combat, a lesson Gov. Ron DeSantis should remember....

 2020-06-30 17:59 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. DeSantis gives press conference...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to give a press conference from Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach at 2 p.m. on Tuesday....

 2020-06-30 11:54 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis signs measure to prevent local sunscreen bans...

Gov. Ron DeSantis late Monday signed into law a disputed measure that will prevent local governments from imposing bans on certain types of sunscreen....

 2020-06-30 10:00 

Orlando Sentinel

Sen. Mayfield: Clean Waterways Act would be major step forward | Commentary...

In a guest column, the state senator who serves parts of Brevard and Indian River counties urges Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign the environmental bill which has reached his desk....

 2020-06-29 17:22 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. DeSantis give Florida budget press conference...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has scheduled a press conference in Tallahassee to discuss Florida's budget....

 2020-06-28 18:45 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. Ron DeSantis to hold Sunday coronavirus news conference...

Watch live: Gov. Ron DeSantis holds a Sunday news conference about coronavirus in Florida at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola....

 2020-06-27 22:05 

Orlando Sentinel

As COVID-19 cases spike, Vice President Mike Pence calls off Florida campaign stop...

The vice president will still meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis....

 2020-06-26 19:19 

Orlando Sentinel

High school teams adjust to new heat stress safety law...

Cool the body first, then transport an athlete suffering from heat stroke to a nearby hospital. Those are the instructions all Florida high school sports teams have been given in a state law signed Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Zachary Martin Act, nam...

 2020-06-26 18:37 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. DeSantis coronavirus press conference...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is slated to give a press conference from a hospital in Fort Myers to give updates on Florida's coronavirus situation....

 2020-06-26 15:05 

Orlando Sentinel

Anxious loved ones plead for Florida to allow nursing home visits...

Florida's nursing homes and assisted-living facilities remain closed to all visitors after three months and counting and there's no end in sight. Gov. Ron DeSantis has repeatedly said it's too early to expose this vulnerable population, but ot...

 2020-06-26 09:30 

Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political future could be at stake amid coronavirus spike...

"Republican activists are skeptical of masks and distancing, cheer President Trump for not wearing one, and have made it a machismo sign of manhood and patriotism not to pay any attention to scientists and health professionals," Larry Sabato said....

 2020-06-25 19:27 

Orlando Sentinel

Gov. DeSantis signs teacher bill to boost minimum salaries...

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to expand access to the voucher program called the Family Empowerment Scholarship....

 2020-06-25 13:57 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis must protect air medical services | Commentary...

A bill on Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk would limit the scope of air medical providers. In a guest column, the medical director for two emergency medical air teams in Central Florida outlines why signing the bill is a bad idea....

 2020-06-25 10:00 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis’ blame for COVID-19 spike was harmful to farmworkers | Commentary...

A guest columnist writes that Gov. Ron DeSantis' comments spread fear amongst the general public, associating farmworker communities with coronavirus outbreaks, when in reality, farmworkers are providing a crucial service and should be recognized as e...

 2020-06-24 19:59 

Orlando Sentinel

Leaders’ poor mask example puts doctors at risk | Letters...

Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are setting poor personal examples and abandoning data to move forward in the coronavirus reopening, and it's costing the lives of health-care workers, among many others....

 2020-06-24 18:26 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Gov. DeSantis press conference...

Governor Ron DeSantis is set to make what his office said is major announcement while speaking at a charter school in South Florida on Wednesday....

 2020-06-23 18:23 

Orlando Sentinel

Bear poaching bill becomes law, toughens penalties...

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law to stiffen the penalty for bear poachers. It's illegal to kill bears in Florida outside of a designated hunting season....

 2020-06-23 16:25 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: DeSantis press briefing at Orlando Health regarding COVID-19...

Florda Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a press conference today in Orlando regarding COVID-19....

 2020-06-20 19:33 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis coronavirus press conference...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis talks from Tallahassee on the state's coronavirus situation....

 2020-06-19 22:18 

Orlando Sentinel

UF AD Scott Stricklin: Athlete compensation bill latest challenge during unprecedented spring...

The athlete compensation bill Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law last week is the latest challenge UF athletics director Scott Stricklin must navigate during a spring of sea change in college sports and beyond....

 2020-06-19 16:00 

Orlando Sentinel

Watch live: DeSantis provides update on state’s coronavirus response...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a press conference this afternoon in Miami to provide an update on the state's coronavirus response....

 2020-06-19 11:16 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis signs law meant to better protect vulnerable children...

Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed late Thursday that he had signed 21 bills into law, including one aimed at better protecting vulnerable children and another preventing inappropriate pelvic exams on women....

 2020-06-18 23:10 

Orlando Sentinel

Changes to guardianship system inspired by Fierle case set to become law...

Gov. Ron DeSantis by Thursday is expected to sign SB 994, which contains a series of reforms to the state's guardianship program for frail elders unable to care for themselves on their own. It was spurred by the case of Rebecca Fierle, who signed do n...

 2020-06-18 20:02 

Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Ex-felons voting despite fines, fees would ‘corrupt’ elections, asks for stay of ruling...

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in October that the state cannot deny the right to vote to someone who is "genuinely unable to pay." He cemented the ruling last month and laid out a process for the state to use in determining felons' v...

 2020-06-17 21:14 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis’ plans to rework state’s $93.2B budget could violate constitution...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday a special session likely won't be needed to rework the budget, despite the massive drops in revenue related to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-06-17 18:01 

Orlando Sentinel

If you want to avoid another coronavirus shutdown, act like it | Editorial...

Coronavirus cases were expected to spike with the Phase 2 easing of shutdown restrictions. But the rise is being fueled by people who aren't wearing masks or social distancing. It might help if Gov. Ron DeSantis would emphasize safety concerns as much...

 2020-06-17 15:35 

Orlando Sentinel

DeSantis says 260 workers tested positive for COVID-19 at Central Florida airport. Not exactly, Orlando International says...

Gov. Ron DeSantis during a Tuesday press conference said something that might startle those with upcoming Central Florida travel plans: 500 workers were tested for COVID-19, with 260 coming back positive — 52%....

 2020-06-17 09:30 

Orlando Sentinel

Questions remain about when state offices will reopen, but Health Department has a plan...

More than a month after Gov. Ron DeSantis began restarting Florida's economy, his administration has not issued guidance for how state agencies should reopen offices to workers and the public....

 2020-06-16 22:28 

Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Ron DeSantis: ‘We’re not rolling back,’ despite jump in coronavirus cases...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday the state would not shut down again or scale back the reopening of businesses despite record numbers of new daily cases of coronavirus being reported in Florida....

 2020-06-16 09:30 

Orlando Sentinel

In considering budget vetoes, Gov. DeSantis should spare HBCU funding | Commentary...

State Sen. Randolph Bracy says the coronavirus has created tough decisions for Gov. Ron DeSantis in deciding what to veto from the budget, but that funding for historically black colleges and universities should be spared....

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