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Ron DeSantis: Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Will Save Florida Families More than...

As Florida families prepare for another school year, this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis encouraged Floridians to save money on school supplies from Monday through August 7. With the school year quickly approaching, the sales tax...

Ron DeSantis Announces $6.5 Million to Three Colleges to Launch Civics Academies

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded Polk State College, Broward College, and Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) with $6.5 million to launch the Career Pathways for Public Service Initiative, which will develop a...

Florida Department of Education: School Grades Exceeding Expectation

On Thursday, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released school grades for the 2021-2022 academic year, which show that schools statewide exceeded expectations. The 2021-2022 school grades mark the first full school grade data release...

Ron DeSantis: Florida Students Making Strides on Learning Civics

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis released the results of Florida’s 2022 civics assessments, demonstrating the success of Florida’s approach to educating its students on the history of our country, the nature of our form...

Ron DeSantis Wants Manny Diaz as Florida’s Education Commissioner

With state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announcing last month that he was planning to leave his post at the end of April, this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wants state Sen. Manny Diaz,...

Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Ending High-Stakes Testing in Florida Schools

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law which “officially replaces the Florida Standards Assessment with progress monitoring to measure students’ growth” and “makes Florida the first state in the nation to...

Ashley Moody Wants Legislature to Crack Down on Retail Theft Crime Rings

At an event in Hialeah on Tuesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody said she wants the Legislature to pass a bill “to help law enforcement and prosecutors dismantle retail theft crime rings” in Florida. With...

Ben Albritton Chosen to Lead Florida Senate After 2024 Elections

Last week, state Sen. Joe Albritton, R-Bartow, wrapped up enough support in the Republican caucus to be the president of the Florida Senate after the 2024 elections, provided the GOP keeps its majority in...

Ron DeSantis: ‘The Biden Administration is Showing Cowardice’ on Cuba

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by Cuban-American leaders and elected officials in Miami for a roundtable supporting the Cuban people protesting the communist regime leading that nation. 

Florida Senate Sends School Choice Expansion Bill to Ron DeSantis

On Monday, the Florida Senate passed a bill expanding school choice from state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah. The bill cleared the Senate on a 25-14 vote. Last week, the House passed its version from state...
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Florida Democrats Facing Major Financial Woes as 2022 Election Cycle Begins

According to numbers from the Federal Election Commission (FEC), at the end of 2020, the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) was underwater with more than $868,000 in debt and the Democratic Executive Committee of Florida had less than $61,000 in cash on hand.
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Florida Senate President Backs Manny Diaz’s Proposal to Expand School Choice in Florida

On Thursday, state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, filed a bill “which provides for expanded student eligibility and parental choice for K-12 scholarship programs that serve students with unique abilities and students from lower-income families.”
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