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 2020-07-07 17:42 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis expects better jobs outlook...

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis expects Florida to see "positive" jobs numbers next week when a June unemployment report is released.DeSantis addressed the issue Monday as $600-a-week federal unemployment benefits are slated to expire at the...

 2020-07-07 15:45 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis, holds press conference at at Pan American Hospital in Miami, COVID-19 updates...

Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference regarding the coronavirus at Pan American Hospital in Miami on Tuesday, July 7th....

 2020-07-07 15:45 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis holds press conference at Pan American Hospital in Miami, COVID-19 updates...

Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference regarding the coronavirus at Pan American Hospital in Miami on Tuesday, July 7th....

 2020-07-07 12:20 

Gainesville Sun

Florida is coronavirus hotspot, but DeSantis declares theme parks 'safe'...

Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke just days ahead of the planned reopening of the state's biggest theme park mecca, Disney World. Unions have asked Disney to delay reopening its four Florida parks....

 2020-07-02 20:33 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis backs proposals for Space Force headquarters...

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis has endorsed six Florida counties and three cities that hope to land the command headquarters of the U.S. Space Force.In a letter Monday to Air Force Assistant Secretary John Henderson, DeSantis supported the proposal...

 2020-07-02 18:14 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis, VP Pence hold press conference in Tampa, COVID-19 updates...

Governor Ron DeSantis and Vice President Mike Pence press conference in Tampa regarding COVID-19....

 2020-07-02 13:05 

Gainesville Sun

Coach Aaron Feis school guardian training program money vetoed by Gov. DeSantis...

As Florida public schools figure out how to reopen safely in the fall during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis this week vetoed $41.6 million to train teachers, coaches and other school employees to be armed guardians on their campuses.The line ...

 2020-07-01 17:06 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis holds press conference in Daytona Beach...

Governor Ron DeSantis press conference at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, July 1st....

 2020-07-01 12:34 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis signs controversial abortion law...

COCOA BEACH, Fla. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial bill Tuesday requiring underage girls to obtain consent from a parent before they can have an abortion, lauded as one of his legislative goals during the election year.Florida's new...

 2020-07-01 11:41 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis signs sweeping new environmental law for cleaner water...

MIAMI Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Tuesday a proposal expected to improve water quality across the state.The Republican governor called the measure "one of the most significant pieces of substantive legislation in quite some time," but enviro...

 2020-06-30 20:59 

Gainesville Sun

Florida gov chooses side in sunscreen debate: Slather away!...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) " When it comes to sunscreen, skin cancer and coral reefs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken the side of sun worshipers who have gotten tacit approval to slather away.The Republican governor late Monday announced that he signe...

 2020-06-30 17:35 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis to make an announcement in Juno Beach...

Governor Ron DeSantis announcement at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach on Tuesday, June 30th....

 2020-06-29 18:37 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis slashes $1 billion in spending from state budget due to coronavirus...

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs state budget for year set to begin Wednesday. But he cut $1 billion from the $93.2 billion plan approved by the Republican-led Legislature in March....

 2020-06-29 16:17 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis press conference on budget in Tallahassee...

Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference after signing the budget at the Florida State Capitol on Monday, June 29th....

 2020-06-26 17:12 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis press conference in Fort Myers, COVID-19...

Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference regarding COVID-19 at Lee Health on Friday, June 26th....

 2020-06-26 17:12 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis press conference in Fort Myers, COVID-19 update...

Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference regarding COVID-19 at Lee Health on Friday, June 26th....

 2020-06-26 11:20 

Gainesville Sun

Florida Supreme Court affirms governor's emergency powers during pandemic...

ORLANDO Florida's Supreme Court ruled Thursday against a former used-car salesman and restaurant employee who challenged the authority of Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue virus-related shutdown orders.The decision affirms that DeSantis has broad emergency p...

 2020-06-25 21:27 

Gainesville Sun

Teachers' salary boost welcome, but some ruffled feathers...

While Carmen Ward, president of the Alachua County Education Association, calls Gov. Ron DeSantis' boost to the minimum salaries of classroom teachers a positive step for education, it doesn't apply to all teachers.That $500 million is for new tea...

 2020-06-25 18:10 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis makes announcement in Tampa...

Governor Ron DeSantis will make a major announcement at Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School on Thursday, June 25th....

 2020-06-24 17:46 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Florida Gov. DeSantis to make announcement in Hialeah Gardens...

Governor Ron DeSantis will make a major announcement at Mater Academy Charter School on Wednesday, June 24th....

 2020-06-23 15:45 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Florida Gov. DeSantis press conference in Orlando regarding COVID-19...

Governor Ron DeSantis holds a press conference regarding COVID-19 at Orlando Health on Tuesday, June 23rd...

 2020-06-20 19:52 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis signs bills on bus safety, bear poaching...

TALLAHASSEE — Continuing to gradually finish the work of this year's legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 21 bills, including measures aimed at improving school-bus safety and preventing bear poaching.The school-bus safety b...

 2020-06-19 15:17 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Florida Gov. DeSantis press conference in Miami regarding COVID-19...

Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference at Florida International University on Friday, June 19th....

 2020-06-18 14:03 

Gainesville Sun

Health care advocates worry as budget cuts loom...

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis' vow this week to make deep cuts in the new state budget has health-care advocates and lawmakers on edge, as the Legislature tucked nearly $100 million in so-called "special projects" into the health and h...

 2020-06-17 16:07 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis gets budget as cuts loom...

Gov. Ron DeSantis now has the proposed state budget, which he's said he intends to cut....

 2020-06-12 15:14 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Florida Gov. DeSantis press conference in Coral Gables...

Governor Ron DeSantis' and Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuez press conference Friday, June 12, in Coral Gables....

 2020-06-11 16:50 

Gainesville Sun

Florida city known for mermaids now sleeps with the fishes...

A Florida city known for its mermaid shows now sleeps with the fishes.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Tuesday dissolving the city of Weeki Wachee.The city located about 50 miles north of Tampa was founded in 1966 to help put the Weeki Wach...

 2020-06-11 15:18 

Gainesville Sun

Live: Florida Gov. DeSantis press conference in Melbourne...

Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran press conference in Melbourne, Thursday, June 11....

 2020-06-10 20:47 

Gainesville Sun

State seeks to fast track voting rights appeal...

TALLAHASSEE — Arguing that the case is of "exceptional importance," lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis have made a rare move of asking a full appellate court to consider a challenge to a voting-rights ruling that would pave the way for hundreds o...

 2020-06-10 17:52 

Gainesville Sun

Flags at half staff for Florida's Gwen Margolis, first leader of a state Senate...

Gov. Ron DeSantis directed flags at half-staff Wednesday to honor the Democratic late state Sen. Gwen Margolis of Miami-Dade County."To honor the memory of Gwen Margolis and her service to our state, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and ...

 2020-06-10 17:52 

Gainesville Sun

Flags at half staff for Florida's Gwen Margolis, first woman leader of a state Senate...

Gov. Ron DeSantis directed flags at half-staff Wednesday to honor the Democratic late state Sen. Gwen Margolis of Miami-Dade County."To honor the memory of Gwen Margolis and her service to our state, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and ...

 2020-06-10 15:38 

Gainesville Sun

John MacIver resigns as state's chief administrative law judge, moves to CFO's office...

John MacIver, hand-picked by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year to be director and chief judge of the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) despite a lack of experience, is resigning to take a job as general counsel for Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patroni...

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