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Jose Oliva Names Patricia Williams to Florida Children and Youth Cabinet

Besides having three children and three grandchildren of her own, Williams has been the foster mother of more than a dozen other children and served as a Guardian ad Litem. She also just started a licensed child placement agency to find more foster parents.
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GOP Keeps Two Florida House Seats With Special Election Wins

When Gov. Ron DeSantis picked then state Rep. Halsey Beshears to serve as secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, a seat representing parts of the Big Bend and North Florida was left vacant.

Ron DeSantis Signs School Choice Expansion Into Law

At an event at a school in Miami Gardens on Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill from the Legislature, expanding school choice by creating the “Family Empowerment Scholarship Program.” The bill...

Florida Healthy Kids Gets Lower Health Insurance Costs for Families Through Legislature

As part of the budget the Legislature passed on Saturday and which is now before Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation received around $2 million “to lower costs for health insurance for families under the ‘full-pay’ Healthy Kids program.
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Ron DeSantis Stands Tall After First Legislative Session

After the Legislature passed the budget on Saturday, DeSantis had cause for celebration. Most of his agenda--including expanding school choice--sailed through the Legislature.

Ron DeSantis Gets Ready to Ban Sanctuary Cities in Florida

“Earlier this year, I asked the Florida Legislature to present me with a bill this session that upholds the rule of law and addresses sanctuary cities and counties in Florida,” DeSantis said.

Nikki Fried Wants to Work With GOP Even as She Disagrees With Them on...

With the Legislature starting its regular session this week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried could be on center stage as the only Democrat in the state Cabinet and with GOP majorities in the House and Senate.

GOP House Majority in Tallahassee Expands Leadership Team

Florida House Majority Leader Dan Eagle, R-Cape Coral, and his Majority Whip Michael Grant, R-Port Charlotte, announced that they tapped four House Republicans to serve as deputy whips over the next two years. 

Ryan Tyson From AIF Named President of National Polling and Consulting Firm

Tyson will continue to work with AIF as its chief political strategist.

Jay Trumbull Plans to Use Appropriations Subcommittee Gavel to Help Panhandle After Hurricane

One of the younger members of the House--he turns 30 in February--Trumbull sits on a number of key committees including the Appropriations, the Rules and the State Affairs Committees. He also sits on the Joint Legislative Budget Commission.

Ron DeSantis Taps Halsey Beshears to Run DBPR

A businessman based in Jefferson County, Beshears has led the House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee and was to take over the House Ways and Means Committee which oversees DBPR.