Corcoran Gets Nod For Education Commissioner

Corcoran Gets Nod For Education Commissioner

By Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved the appointment of former House Speaker Richard Corcoran as the next state education commissioner. Corcoran, a Land O’Lakes attorney who served as a Republican House speaker from 2016 until last month, will succeed Pam Stewart, a […]

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 […]