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DeSantis 'Monkey' Comment Draws Controversy

August 30, 2018 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis used frequent appearances on Fox News during the primary-election campaign to deliver his conservative message to voters, helping him secure the Republican nomination for governor.

Charter School Amendment Is Booted off the Ballot, but Appeal Is Likely

August 20, 2018 - 2:30pm

A Leon County circuit judge Monday knocked a proposed education constitutional amendment off the November ballot, saying the wording failed to inform voters of its impact on the creation of charter schools.

Ron DeSantis Has a President's Hand on His Shoulder

State Debt Reduction Called 'Sea Change'

August 14, 2018 - 2:15pm

Florida has reduced debt that helps finance initiatives like roads, schools and environmental projects by more than $7 billion over the past eight years, according to a new report from the state Division of Bond Finance.

Judge Upholds Ballot Measure on County Offices

August 11, 2018 - 6:00am

Florida voters have the right to decide whether all local constitutional officers, including sheriffs and tax collectors, should be elected, a Leon County judge ruled.

Free for All: Putnam, DeSantis Take Off the Gloves

August 9, 2018 - 6:00am

In their second and final debate for the Republican nomination for governor, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis clashed Wednesday over President Donald Trump, Florida’s water crisis and campaign contributions.

Students Get Boost from Bright Futures Changes

August 4, 2018 - 6:00am

Florida “medallion scholars” will be among the biggest beneficiaries this academic year of the state’s efforts to expand financial aid for university and state college students.

Trump Dominates Florida GOP, DeSantis Benefits

July 31, 2018 - 10:15pm
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis

In a boisterous political rally held in Florida’s largest media market, President Donald Trump on Tuesday thrust his outsized persona into the middle of Florida’s governor’s race, with a full-throated endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Florida Records the Largest Net Job Gain in the Nation

State Divvies up Performance Money for Colleges




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