Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-32 Friday, outlining a path for Florida to improve its education system by eliminating Common Core and paving the way for Florida students to receive a world-class education to prepare them for jobs of the future.
Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off the start of Deregathon Thursday alongside First Lady Casey DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears at Valencia College in Orlando.
The one-day event held in conjunction with Florida’s Professional Licensing Boards aims to find solutions to harmful regulations facing Floridians, to strengthen the state’s economy.
Juan Cuba is stepping down as chairman of the Miami Democrats after two years in the post. During his tenure, Miami Democrats flipped two congressional seats and picked up a state Senate seat.
After serving as executive director of the party, Cuba took over as chairman in December 2016. While Republicans won all but one statewide races last year, Democrats have continued to make gains in Miami as Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell were elected in November, carrying seats that had been held by Republicans.
Cuba announced on Tuesday that he was leaving his post.
The Trump administration will not set legal limits for two toxic chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, that may contaminate more than 110 million Americans’ drinking water, including the drinking water of millions of Floridians, according to Washington, D.C. sources familiar with the upcoming decision.
The worst contamination occurs near sites where firefighters have trained with an aqueous film-forming foam.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday announced the appointment of Judge Laurel M. Lee as secretary of state, replacing Mike Ertel who stepped down from the position last week after "racially inappropriate" photos of him 14 years ago surfaced.
Lee is the wife of Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, whom DeSantis once considered as his running mate.
Florid Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, advised senators by memo Thursday that one of the state's three suspended officials, Okaloosa County School Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson, has requested a hearing, and that he has appointed former Rep. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, to serve as special master.
Sen. Rick Scott filed an amendment to the Republican leadership’s government funding bill Thursday to provide an additional $600 million in disaster recovery funding for Puerto Rico, according to Scott's office. The funding was included in a House version of the funding bill but not in the Senate version.
This week, now in his second term on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is pushing bills to adjust the immigration status of illegal aliens who are military spouses that are facing deportation.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday a first step he believes will ensure a brighter future for Florida’s economy. DeSantis recently wrote to the members of Florida’s 23 professional licensing boards, calling on them to join him, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Valencia College in Orlando for a one-day event he has called “Florida Deregathon.”
National School Choice Week is under way. And in Florida -- a state that inspired the nation with its school choices and student outcomes -- the “movement” very possibly got stronger. A new organization aimed at ensuring every family can choose the education environment that is best for their child launched this week, aptly named the “School Choice Movement.”