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    CLEARWATER (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida will receive 400,000 rapid-test kits a week that can be used to detect COVID-19 infections at schools, senior centers, and long-term care facilities. Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference Tuesday in Clearwater. The Florida Division of Emergency Management will take the lead in distributing the test...
    Tallahassee police reportedly broke up a party hosting over 1,000 people near Florida State University over the weekend. The department said in a statement on Facebook that it responded to over a dozen calls regarding large crowds, including one with nearly 700 vehicles and more than 1,000 people, CNN reported. Most of the parties were...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a surprise announcement, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, including bars and clubs. “There will not be limitations from the state of Florida,” announced Gov. DeSantis. The order moves every county into Phase 3. Under the order, local leaders can’t fine people for failing to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, including bars and clubs on Friday. The governor said he would also stop cities and counties from collecting fines on people who don’t wear face masks, virtually nullifying local mask ordinances. “We are today moving into initially called phase three....
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis thinks students who attend Florida’s 12 state universities should be able to socialize without worrying about getting thrown out of school. To that end, DeSantis said Thursday he’s willing to consider a college students’ “bill of rights” that would preclude state universities from taking actions against students who are...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) lifted key coronavirus-related restrictions across Florida on Friday and promised the state is “not closing anything going forward.” DeSantis pushed the Sunshine State into Phase 3 of the reopening process, allowing restaurants and bars to operate at full capacity at the state level. DeSantis’s order will allow the businesses to operate...
    (CNN)Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced that he has signed an order moving Florida into Phase 3 of re-opening at a press conference today. DeSantis emphasized the impact the move will have on restaurants and bars, which can now operate at 100 percent capacity. "There will not be limitations, from the state of Florida," DeSantis...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Friday announced his state will move to into Phase 3 of reopening, lifting many restrictions placed on businesses during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. All statewide restrictions on bars and restaurants will be removed, and local governments will be prohibited from imposing new restrictions that would...
    Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday the state would move into phase 3 of its reopening plan, giving restaurants the green light to operate at full capacity. “For the restaurants there will be no limitations from the state of Florida,” DeSantis said at his press conference at The Birchwood, a St. Petersburg hotel. “This will...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Despite the ongoing spread of coronavirus, Governor Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses on Friday. It’s not clear how this will impact Miami-Dade and Broward counties which continue to have the highest number of COVID cases in the state. The governor said he would also stop...
    Florida businesses just got a major boost from their Republican governor. Addressing reporters at a press conference in St. Petersburg on Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order allowing bars and restaurants in the state to open at full capacity. “We are today moving into what we initially called Phase 3,” DeSantis said. “And...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifts restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, moving to completely reopen Florida economy. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he is exploring the possibility of a “bill of rights” for students regarding COVID-19 regulations during a roundtable discussion. The Republican said it is “incredibly draconian” that students face possible expulsion for attending parties, according to a video of the Thursday discussion posted on his YouTube page. (RELATED: Florida Governor...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Floria Governor Ron DeSantis wants to prohibit local governments from being able to close restaurants and bars, as some locals did to slow the spread of COVID-19 earlier this year. DeSantis, appearing ready to ease state restrictions that place a 50 percent indoor occupancy limit on restaurants and bars, believes a “preemption”...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis called for investigations Wednesday into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joining the effort to help Florida felons pay outstanding legal fees so they can register to vote in November. Moody, saying her office was acting at...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Tuesday that the Republican-dominated Legislature could consider a controversial proposal aimed at cracking down on disorderly protests when lawmakers return to Tallahassee in November for an organization session, as Democrats declared war on what they decried as a racially motivated election-year ploy. DeSantis’ law-and-order package, backed by incoming...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – During a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed concern that the coronavirus pandemic will continue to hurt small businesses and may disrupt commercial real estate even after it’s over. “It seems to me that as you look to see what’s happened, particularly in areas that have done real draconian restrictions...
    Photo by Dave DeckerFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis earned national media coverage on Monday when he proposed new anti-protest legislation that would, among other things, increase penalties for acts of civil disobedience by protestors—i.e. obstructing traffic—remove liability for drivers who hit protestors, and withhold state grants and aid to municipalities that cut their law enforcement budgets....
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried calling for a coordinated response by statewide elected officials to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday defended the actions of agencies under his control. DeSantis added that Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Attorney General Ashley Moody, who along with Fried make up the...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida’s Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis said his proposed legislation will impose felony-level penalties on anyone at a gathering of seven or more people where property damage or...
    Flordia Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced on Monday a proposed new law that would protect drivers who kill or injure demonstrators if the drivers are fleeing a "mob." The move comes following the death while under police restraint of George Floyd and amid heightened tensions across the U.S. between law enforcement...
    Democrats slammed Ron DeSantis' proposed law as 'political fearmongering to bolster a president's reelection bid.' The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida's Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis said...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will introduce new legislation to stiffen penalties against protesters and penalize cities in the Sunshine State that defund police departments by cutting off state funds. DeSantis said the bill, expected to go before the state’s GOP-led legislature next year, calls for protesters who damage property or injure someone to be...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced legislation against violent protesters with penalties he compared to a “ton of bricks” raining down on them. DeSantis, speaking to reporters on Monday at the Polk County Sheriff's Office, said the bill would provide mandatory jail time for those who hit law enforcement officers, in addition to levying felonies...
    Getty Florida Governor Ron DeSantis arrives at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum for a campaign event with US President Donald Trump in Jupiter, Florida, on September 8, 2020. Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced legislation Monday that would create new criminal offenses for some of the acts that are causing damage and destruction...
    (CNN)Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis released a sweeping set of proposals on Monday that would dramatically crack down on people who attend protests that turn violent or disorderly by threatening them with a mix of felonies and increased jail time.The proposals, which DeSantis, a Republican, called the "boldest and most comprehensive" piece of legislation on the...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced new legislation Monday that would increase the penalties for anyone involved in a “violent or disorderly assembly.” The bill would also prohibit state funding for any local government that cuts their police budget. “Recently in our country we have seen attacks on law enforcement, we have seen disorder and tumult...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed new legislation that would penalize cities for defunding law enforcement agencies and charge violent protesters with new felonies. DeSantis made his announcement Monday backed by law enforcement and legislative leaders. He said the state is going to get tough on anyone who participates in disorderly protests...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced new legislation Monday that would create additional felonies to punish protesters who turn violent and would create severe penalities for cities that elect to defund or disband their police departments. Local Miami news reports that “violent protesters and looters would face new felonies” under the legislation, particularly if they damage...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisNames to watch as Trump picks Ginsburg replacement on Supreme Court Key swing-state election lawsuits could help shape the presidential race First death reported from Hurricane Sally in Alabama MORE (R) unveiled legislation on Monday that would halt state funding to any cities or jurisdictions that cut law enforcement budgets and...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Floridians will get a chance to buy new specialty license plates, including three for out-of-state universities, while efforts to prevent shark “finning” got a boost Friday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 14 bills into law. DeSantis also vetoed a measure (HB 789) that would have imposed a $1 fee for people with...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said on Thursday that Joe Biden’s (D) pro-lockdown policies will “not play well” in Florida. Florida is continuing in its gradual reopening process, allowing bars to reopen at a 50 percent capacity this week. This month, DeSantis vowed that officials in the state will “never do any of these lockdowns again,”...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced $50 million for more than 20 statewide springs restoration projects during a press conference in Weeki Wachee on Friday afternoon. “Florida’s springs are integral to both our economy and environment,” said Governor DeSantis. “Our state is home to more large springs than any other state in...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to travel Thursday to the hurricane-battered and drenched western Panhandle to survey damage as search-and-rescue teams fan out across the region. With Hurricane Sally causing a massive storm surge and damaging roads and bridges, DeSantis said utility crews might not be able to move into the area until...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis has watched his approval ratings tumble through the coronavirus pandemic, and that growing unpopularity could cost President Donald Trump re-election. The Republican governor still enjoys public support from the Trump campaign and the president’s allies, but privately relations are strained with the White House, reported Politico. “Everybody in the White House besides the...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is more focused on his own political aspirations over whether President Donald Trump is reelected, Politico reports. After sitting down with the governor and interviewing more than 60 people who have worked with him, worked for him, political analysts, consultants, and strategists, Politico writes DeSantis isn’t the “errand boy” of the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Coronavirus cases are up 26% among children in Florida, but it’s not known how many of those involve kids who have returned to schools. That’s a question Gov. Ron DeSantis is under increasing pressure to answer. For months, DeSantis has been pushing for a return to classrooms, with desks distanced and kids...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Averting a possible constitutional showdown, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday appointed Jamie Grosshans, a judge on the 5th District Court of Appeal, to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. DeSantis’ appointment, announced at a 5 p.m. news conference, came hours after he defied a noon deadline mandated by the Supreme Court to...
    After a hellish summer that saw Florida become a major hot spot for COVID-19, Governor Ron DeSantis has decided it’s time for everyone to grab a beer. And experts are already worried what the public health fallout could be.  The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced in a statement Thursday that “at the...
    Florida officials are allowing bars to open their doors for onsite service, Halsey Beshears, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation secretary, announced Thursday. “In meetings with hundreds of owners of bars and breweries across the state, I’ve heard their stories of struggle, and I’ve observed their serious commitment to making health and safety a...
    PHOTO VIA NSFIn a rebuke to Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday unanimously rejected his selection of a circuit judge to serve on the Supreme Court and gave the governor until noon Monday to appoint another candidate from a list of nominees offered early this year. DeSantis’ appointment of Palm Beach County...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has ruled against Governor Ron DeSantis in his fight to appoint Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis to the state’s highest court saying she is constitutionally ineligible to serve. The court said in an order which came down on Friday morning that DeSantis must now pick a...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Saying he “has not complied with the Constitution’s clear commands,” the Florida Supreme Court on Friday rejected Governor Ron DeSantis’ appointment of Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis to the Supreme Court. Justices unanimously ordered DeSantis to appoint another candidate from a list of nominees offered early this year by...
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    Tallahassee (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he wants to make permanent a change that has allowed restaurants to sell carryout alcoholic beverages during the coronavirus pandemic. DeSantis included what he calls “alcohol to go” in a March executive order to help provide a source of revenue for restaurants, which have been forced to...
    PHOTO VIA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNORFor the fifth month in a row, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political committee was largely idle in August amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee Friends of Ron DeSantis brought in only $276.18 --- all from interest on a bank account --- during the month and spent $9,098.50 on consulting and...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Saying the proposal would have driven Floridians “to the hazardous black market,” Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a measure that would have banned the sale of nearly all flavored electronic-cigarette products and raised the state’s smoking age from 18 to 21. Attorney General Ashley Moody, Senate President Bill Galvano, and health organizations such...