Hearings Planned on Voter Suppression

By The News Service of Florida Staff The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee will hold the first in a series of public hearings on voter suppression and disenfranchisement in Broward County on July 23. The Florida advisory committee “will review the implementation of the 2018 constitutional measure to end the automatic disenfranchisement […]

Total Costs Tallied for Israel Trip

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida More than a month after Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet members wrapped up a six-day trip in Israel, the price tag of the mostly privately funded trip was revealed on Friday. The costs for the trip, in which the governor traveled to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem […]

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 […]