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Hurricane Debris Remains 'Huge, Huge Undertaking'

January 17, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis, CFO Jimmy Patronis, and FEMA's Brock Long in the Panhandle Wednesday

Gov. Ron DeSantis directed the state Division of Emergency Management to speed money to Panhandle communities that are being swamped financially by “massive” amounts of debris from Hurricane Michael.

DeSantis Targets Airbnb over West Bank Policy

January 16, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis

Don’t expect Gov. Ron DeSantis to plan an Airbnb stay as part of his first foreign trip as the state’s top executive.

DeSantis Plane Problem Refuels Debate

January 15, 2019 - 6:00am
Gov. Ron DeSantis in Mexico Beach

A mechanical problem Friday with a seized drug plane being used to shuttle Gov. Ron DeSantis throughout the state has revived talk of new or improved air transportation for the governor and, maybe, members of the Florida Cabinet.

DeSantis, Cabinet Pardon 'Groveland Four'

January 12, 2019 - 6:00am

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet gave long-sought pardons Friday to members of the “Groveland Four” in one of the most-notorious cases from Florida’s Jim Crow era.

Backroom Briefing: Scott Heads for the Exits

January 11, 2019 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

Former Gov. Rick Scott exited the Tallahassee stage before Tuesday’s ceremonial inauguration of his successor was finished.

DeSantis Wants All SFWMD Board Members' Resignations

January 11, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis

Gov. Ron DeSantis called Thursday for the resignations of all members of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, which has been under fire since voting in late November to grant Florida Crystals a lease extension for land eyed for a reservoir.

DeSantis Uses Seized Plane to Travel the State

January 10, 2019 - 6:00am

Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first trip out of Tallahassee aboard an upgraded King Air aircraft that law-enforcement officials had seized in a drug bust.

Rubio Calls on DeSantis to Disburse Citrus Aid

January 9, 2019 - 6:00am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio implored Florida’s new governor Tuesday to start spreading disaster-relief money approved nearly a year ago to address massive citrus-industry damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Backroom Briefing: Inaugural Events Offer Slices of Celebration

January 3, 2019 - 11:45am
Florida's Old Capitol building

From a pizza party to a “cocktail chic” reception at the Florida State University football stadium, inaugural events next week in the capital city will honor women, veterans and, mostly, Florida’s statewide elected officials.

DeSantis Urged to Help Farmers on Trade Deal

January 3, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis

Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis is being urged to use his close ties with President Donald Trump to bolster efforts to help Florida farmers fend off low-priced crop imports that weren’t addressed in the rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

During a conference call last week, several members of DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture echoed a refrain that the rebranded NAFTA fails to help Florida farmers compete with growers in Mexico.

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