Morgan Moves Forward with Minimum Wage Drive

Morgan Moves Forward with Minimum Wage Drive

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — After spearheading efforts to pass a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana, Orlando attorney John Morgan said Tuesday he is moving ahead with a ballot drive aimed at gradually raising Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Morgan said a group he leads […]

DeSantis Picks Muniz as Third New Justice

DeSantis Picks Muniz as Third New Justice

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In the final step in reshaping the Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday named Carlos Muniz, general counsel at the U.S. Department of Education, as his third selection to the state’s highest court. The appointment of Muniz, 49, who served as chief of […]

DeSantis Suspends Palm Beach County Elections Chief

DeSantis Suspends Palm Beach County Elections Chief

By Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Saying the county conducted its last election like the “Keystone Cops,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday suspended Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher. In his executive order, DeSantis cited a litany of problems with Bucher’s office, such as failing to complete a machine recount […]

DeSantis Yanks Dozens of Scott Appointments

DeSantis Yanks Dozens of Scott Appointments

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday rescinded 46 of the last-minute appointments former Gov. Rick Scott, now a member of the U.S. Senate, made in his final days in office. The selections to various boards yanked by DeSantis Friday required Senate confirmation. Among the names pulled […]