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Category Archives: Tallahassee

State Rep. Daisy Morales Condemns Gov. DeSantis’s Congressional Map, Disney District Dissolution Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) issued a strong statement Thursday after participating in a sit-in on the Florida House floor in protest against Florida governor Ron DeSantis‘s Congressional map and went on to slam his campaign to dissolve Disney’s special districts.   State Rep. Morales’s Statement on DeSantis’s Congressional Map “Our…

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Reps. Hinson, McCurdy, Nixon, Morales Shut Down Florida House with Sit-In

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Florida House Democrats staged a sit-in on the Florida House floor in protest against Florida governor Ron DeSantis‘s Congressional map Thursday, temporary halting the vote. It began with State Rep. Yvonne Hinson (D-Gainesville) speaking beyond her allotted time for comment. As debate on the bill, Senate Bill 2-C, wrapped up, Rep. Angie…

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Florida Gov DeSantis pushes to end Disney self-government

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday asked the Legislature to repeal a law allowing Walt Disney World to operate a private government over its properties in the state, the latest volley in a feud between the governor and the entertainment giant over what critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law.…

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Charlie Crist Files Sunshine Law Request to Force DeSantis to Come Clean on Math Textbook Ban

ST. PETERSBURG — Today, Charlie Crist, candidate for governor, sent a Sunshine Law request to the DeSantis Administration demanding that the Administration come clean about its stunning decision to ban dozens of mathematics textbooks — a clear partisan political move designed to further divide Floridians. Charlie is specifically requesting the exact passages and criteria that resulted in dozens of textbooks…

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Congressman Darren Soto Endorses State Rep. Daisy Morales in Newly Drawn HD 44

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Today, the Daisy Morales campaign announced in a press release that US Congressman Darren Soto endorsed her for a second term in the Florida House. Parts of Congressman Soto’s and Representative Morales’ districts cross, representing the same constituents. Representative Daisy Morales will run in Florida House District 44, after the Florida…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $23.1 Million in Funding to Support Panhandle Communities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $23.1 million in funding to Northwest Florida communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund and Community Development Block Grant programs.   “The best defense is a good offense and the long-term resilience of the Florida Panhandle is dependent on continuing to provide resources to support the success…

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Florida Legislative Black Caucus Elects New Leadership Team, Led by Representative Kamia Brown as Chairwoman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On March 7, 2022, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus elected their 2022-2024 leadership team, led by Representative Kamia Brown (D-Ocoee) as their new Chairwoman. This past term, she served as the Vice Chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus. “I am honored to have been elected to serve as the Chair to the Florida…

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Rep. Morales en Camino a 100 Proyectos Convertidos en Ley en su Primer Período

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN New en Español) – En su actualización legislativa con Florida National News, la Representante Estatal Daisy Morales (D-48) está encaminada a tener más de 100 proyectos de ley que ha patrocinado y co-patrocinado convertidos en ley, durante su primer período (2020-2022) en la Cámara de Representantes de Florida.   Apoyo Bipartidario Morales,…

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