Gov. Ron DeSantis

Governor Ron Desantis wants Danny Burgess Jr. to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.  During the required public interview Friday morning before the state cabinet, Burgess addressed homelessness and mental health. He urged medical marijuana as a potential treatment for veterans.

As Governor Ron DeSantis was attending inaugural events, lawyers for the state were trying to persuade a three-judge panel to uphold a ban against smoking marijuana.

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Florida’s new Governor Ron DeSantis hosted state lawmakers for a luncheon shortly after his inauguration Tuesday. The leaders of both legislative chambers say they want to help DeSantis realize his agenda.

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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis held a “Thought Leaders Luncheon” Monday ahead of his inauguration, inviting a panel of Republican politicians to share their vision for the state going forward.

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Just hours before Governor Rick Scott cedes his seat to Governor-elect Ron DeSantis, Scott is announcing new appointments to state departments. 

Ron DeSantis speaking at the podium.
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Advisers to Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis (R) are discussing school safety policy. This comes after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission published the first draft of its report.

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Governor-elect Ron Desantis’s environmental transition team is focusing on water quality and supply. But when climate change didn’t come up in the team’s discussions, advocates for environmental protection took action.

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Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ economic transition team held a conference call this week to pitch suggestions on what will drive Florida’s economy going forward.

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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis announced today he has chosen a Republican from North Florida to lead the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is tapping Shane Strum as his chief of staff.