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Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Offering $1.2 Billion in Tax Relief

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a tax package into law that provides more than $1.2 billion of tax relief for Floridians. The bill provides for ten sales tax holidays for...

Nikki Fried Facing Pressure to Get Out of Gubernatorial Race as Democrats Ready to...

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says she’s ready to get rolling for the primary season as she continues her bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis. Fried has called for at least...

Ron DeSantis Signs Election Security Bill

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill “to ensure that Florida continues to have secure and accurate elections.” The governor’s office offered some of the reasons why the governor signed the proposal from state...

Ron DeSantis Signs 15 Week Abortion Ban Bill

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proposal that bans abortions in Florida after 15 weeks. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban later this year but Republicans...

Ron DeSantis Calls for a Special Session in April for Legislature to Tackle Congressional...

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he would call a special session of the Florida Legislature to tackle congressional redistricting. DeSantis vetoed the congressional districts that emerged from the GOP-controlled Legislature, insisting it violated the...

Florida Legislature Passes the Most Expensive Budget in the State’s History

This week, the Legislature passed the largest budget in state history with little in the way of opposition. The Senate passed the $112.1 billion budget with no votes cast against it even as six members...

Tom Gaitens:‭ ‬Florida‭’‬s‭ ‬2022‭ ‬Judicial Landscape

As we‭ ‬continue the‭ ‬2022‭ ‬Florida legislative session,‭ ‬it is instructive to look both at where we are and‭ ‬where we going as a state as it relates to the economic impact of lawsuit...

Ron DeSantis: ‘We Have Made Florida the Freest State’

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered the State of the State address. His prepared remarks were as follows: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the Legislature and fellow citizens: Together we have made Florida the freest...

Wilton Simpson: We Can Keep Florida a Beacon of Hope, Opportunity and Freedom

Following recognition of his family, dignitaries and special guests, on Tuesday, as the Florida Legislature opened its regular session, state Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, offered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery: It’s great...
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Wilton Simpson Continues to Gain Momentum in Florida Agriculture Commissioner Race

This week, Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, continued to garner momentum in his campaign to be the state’s next agriculture commissioner. The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) announced it was endorsing Simpson. "Wilton Simpson understands...

Ron DeSantis Touts Florida’s First Statewide Flooding Resilience Plan

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis launched Florida’s first Statewide Flooding Resilience Plan. DeSantis paired up with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Shawn Hamilton and state Chief Resilience Officer Dr. Wes Brooks to announced...

Ileana Garcia Wants to Offer More Protection for Individuals Reporting Human Trafficking

This week, state Sen. Ileana Garcia, R-Miami, showcased a bill to increase the effectiveness of the work performed by the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking and protect the identity of individuals that support...
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