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Governor DeSantis Signs “Anti-Riot” Bill into Law

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis was at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office today to sign the HB1 (Anti-Riot) Bill into law. The bill is the result of concerns following the Black Lives Matter protests after George Floyd’s death. HB1 – Combating Public Disorder, was drafted by the Florida House Judiciary Committee, Representative…

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Fried on Piney Point: Emergency De-Escalated, but ‘Many Balls Were Dropped in the Process’

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN) – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried addressed the Piney Point reservoir water leak in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, saying she was informed that “the emergency has de-escalated” over the last 24 hours, but warned that this situation could have been prevented were it not for what she called…

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Officials Fear Piney Point Reservoir Collapse, Gov. DeSantis Declares State of Emergency

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-82 declaring a state of emergency in Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pinellas counties due to their proximity to the Eastport Terminal Facility – Piney Point Phosphate Processing Plant reservoir. The reservoir holds 480 million gallons of a mix of seawater, remnant process water from the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (FNN) – Source: Governor’s Office // Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal to provide $1,000 bonuses to public school principals and full-time classroom teachers for grades Pre-K through 12th grade in Florida. The funding for the bonuses would be $216 million from the third round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency…

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Governor DeSantis Highlights Florida’s Vital Cruise Industry, Calls on CDC to Rescind No-Sail Order

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (FNN) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. held a roundtable discussion with cruise industry executives and employees to highlight the importance of this critical industry to Florida’s economy. At the roundtable, Governor DeSantis called on the United States…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Meets Florida’s Youngest Elected Official

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis had an eventful Tuesday, not only delivering a controversial 2021 State of the State address in the Florida House of Representatives Chambers at the State Capitol, but also meeting Florida’s youngest elected official in the 2020 election, Supervisor Nate Douglas. Supervisor Douglas beamed in his written statement to…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Six Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Underserved Communities

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN) – Source: The Governor’s Office // Today, Governor DeSantis announced the establishment of six COVID-19 vaccination sites to provide greater access to the vaccine in underserved populations in Broward, Duval, Leon, Miami-Dade, and Osceola counties. The Governor made this announcement at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, where one of the new sites…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Calls on Governor DeSantis for a 24-Hour COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) sent Governor Ron DeSantis a letter on Tuesday calling for a 24-hour COVID-19 mass vaccination site and has already secured an ideal property in District 48. Representative Morales held her first community vaccination event in District 48 on Saturday, February 20th in partnership with Jesus de Nazaret Episcopal Church, Alianza for…

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