Ron DeSantis

Former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is no longer a part of the Rebuild 850 fundraising effort. In a series of tweets Monday, Graham says she was told by “a friend” to step down from her leadership role with the organization over comments Graham has made regarding Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at a podium in his Press Office
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Governor Ron DeSantis says voter data was stolen in 2016 when election systems in two Florida counties were hacked. Previous reporters had identified only one county, but DeSantis says  the breach didn’t impact voting.

A group of people gather around a podium at a church
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Governor Ron DeSantis has signed off two major pieces of education legislation this week. They include giving more teachers the option of carrying guns, and creating a new voucher program.

In Satellite Beach homes perch atop a sand dune, left exposed after a series of storms and hurricanes washed away a sea wall (April 2019)
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A ban in Florida on the words “climate change” appears to be ending. The DeSantis administration is showing new leadership where state government has been absent in the past.

The Florida Cabinet is planning to hold its next meeting in Israel next month.

 

Gov. Ron DeSantis said the trip’s main purpose is to promote investment in the state.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has rescinded even more of Governor Rick Scott’s appointments. So far, more than 200 people have taken off of state boards and commissions by the new governor. 

Even with a relatively strong economy, the number of high-growth, high-skill, high-paying jobs in Florida isn't where lawmakers like Gov. Ron DeSantis would like it to be.

In part, that's because the state doesn't have enough people qualified for those careers.

Nikki Fried is dressed in a business suit clutching a podium with microphones resting close to her.
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Florida’s new Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried wants to make sure that agency heads are appointed according to the law.

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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis officially takes office on Tuesday.

The former Congressman stuck with Fox News as his media outlet of choice during the campaign, and he largely stayed quiet during the election recount.

Since then, his transition teams have been crafting policy plans.

DeSantis Names New Chiefs At State Health, Tourism Agencies

Jan 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE --- Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Friday named an ardent opponent of Medicaid expansion to lead the state Agency for Health Care Administration and backed former state Sen. Dana Young to lead the tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities Director Barbara Palmer speaking to award recipient and self-advocate Amanda Baker Thursday.
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Barbara Palmer will remain on as head of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis said Friday. He also named Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel as Secretary of State, replacing Ken Detzner.

Florida Gov. candidates with their running mates [from left to right]: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, chose Orlando Businessman and former rival Chris King, while Fla. Congressman Ron DeSantis, a Republican, chose state Rep. Jeanette Nunez.
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Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum has conceded the governor’s race for a second time following a state- mandated recount. 

Nine days after Election Day, and one machine recount later, it is all but official: Ron DeSantis is Florida’s next governor.