Suspended Regulator Blasts Patronis in Lawsuit

Suspended Regulator Blasts Patronis in Lawsuit

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Florida’s suspended top financial regulator, in a lawsuit alleging he is the victim of “pay to play — or else” politics, contends state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is running a “powerful but corrupt enterprise.” Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Ronald Rubin, who remains on administrative leave […]

DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $131 Million

DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $131 Million

By Ana Ceballos, Jim Turner The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis used his line-item veto power to slash more than $131 million in proposed spending Friday as he signed a record $90.98 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Calling the package “fiscally responsible,” the freshman governor praised […]

DeSantis Signs “Sanctuary Cities” Ban

DeSantis Signs “Sanctuary Cities” Ban

By The News Service of Florida Saying that “we’re delivering on the promises that we made to the people of Florida,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a fiercely debated bill that bans so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state. DeSantis signed the measure (SB 168) during an event in Okaloosa County and was joined by […]

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