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Governor DeSantis: Florida Parents are Free to Choose

FORT MYERS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Source: Governor’s Office // Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida parents, students, elected officials and community leaders as he called for a stop to school mask mandates, reinforcing that every parent should have the right to choose what is best for their child. At the event, Governor…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Appointment to Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis is excited to announce the appointment of one member to the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Timothy Cerio to serve on the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission Timothy Cerio currently serves as general counsel to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. He previously served as general counsel to former Governor Rick…

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State Reps. Gottlieb, Morales File 2022 Bill Raising Property Exemption for Widowed, Disabled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – State Representatives Michael Gottlieb (D-Broward) and Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) filed a 2022 bill increasing the homestead exemption for the widowed and disabled Monday. HB 13 increases property tax exemption for residents who are widows, widowers, blind persons, or persons totally and permanently disabled. The bill proposes to 10x the current exemption…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $44 Million to Support Florida’s Most Vulnerable Students and Schools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FNN) – Source: Governor’s Office // Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Education awarded $44 million in federal Unified School Improvement Grant (UniSIG) funds to support 149 struggling schools in 29 districts.   “It can be hard for struggling schools to recruit and retain top talent, and today…

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Florida to Award $3,000 Bonus to Teachers Who Complete New Civics Education Training

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the creation of the Florida Seal of Excellence, a new professional credential for educators in civics education, during a press conference at BridgePrep Academy of Orange in Orlando, Florida. The credential is part of an additional $106 million the state will award for civics education, $65…

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Governor DeSantis Announces More Than $30 Million to Improve Infrastructure, Community Redevelopment and Job Creation in Small and Rural Florida Communities

PERRY, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) have awarded several grants totaling more than $30 million to improve infrastructure, community redevelopment and job creation in small and rural Florida communities. $29 million was awarded through the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant…

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DeSantis Parts with Trump in Response to Surfside Tragedy

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — When the coronavirus ravaged Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis defiantly bucked mask mandates. He later cracked down on protesters advocating racial justice, blasted President Joe Biden on immigration, jumped into the fight over transgender athletes and signed sweeping legislation to toughen voting rules. But after a deadly building collapse, the Republican governor is largely hitting pause on the…

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