Halsey Beshears, a Monticello Republican, to Lead DBPR

Halsey Beshears, a Monticello Republican, to Lead DBPR

By Jim Turner,  The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, furthering his links to state House leaders, has tapped a lawmaker he called a “champion for deregulation” to oversee the agency that handles licenses and regulations for a wide range of fields, including the gambling industry. Rep. Halsey Beshears, a Monticello Republican […]

DeSantis Backs Corcoran for State Education Commissioner

DeSantis Backs Corcoran for State Education Commissioner

By Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Signaling that he will be open to the expansion of non-traditional school programs, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Thursday said he wants former House Speaker Richard Corcoran to be the state’s next education commissioner. DeSantis, the newly elected Republican governor, said he will ask the state […]

Audit: Concealed-Weapon Permit Process Lacked Oversight

Audit: Concealed-Weapon Permit Process Lacked Oversight

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Tallahassee TALLAHASSEE — A follow-up report on the handling of the state’s concealed-carry permitting process pointed to a lack of management oversight by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, but the agency claims it is addressing the issues. The examination of the department’s handling of the permitting […]

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