DeSantis Targets Money to Hurricane Recovery

DeSantis Targets Money to Hurricane Recovery

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Vowing that the state won’t forget hurricane-damaged Northwest Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday made his first use of a controversial economic-development program by saying money will go to a pair of roads tied to workforce housing in Bay County. Marking the one-year anniversary of […]

DeSantis Wants to Boost Teacher Minimum Pay

DeSantis Wants to Boost Teacher Minimum Pay

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to raise the minimum salary of Florida teachers to $47,500, a proposal that would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and likely will be a key issue during the upcoming 2020 legislative session. The governor had hinted for months that he […]

Graham’s Partisan Tweets Get Her Removed from Rebuild 850

Graham’s Partisan Tweets Get Her Removed from Rebuild 850

Former US Congresswoman Gwen Graham was asked to step down as the co-chair of Rebuild 850 due to her personal attacks lodged against Governor Ron DeSantis on Twitter. Rebuild 850 is a nonpartisan group focused on helping with the rebuilding effort after Hurricane Michael. Graham tweeted the news yesterday: “Yesterday, a friend called to tell […]

Single Subject Requirement Sought for Tax Panel

Single Subject Requirement Sought for Tax Panel

By The News Service of Florida Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, wants to prevent future constitutional amendments from including multiple topics. Rodriguez on Monday proposed a measure (SJR 396) that seeks to place a single-subject requirement on any amendment put forward by the state Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, which meets every 20 years to […]

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