As The Free Press has noted, the Republican governor has made strong showings in polls or state GOP conventions in places like Texas, Nevada, and Wisconsin as a possible presidential contender - even though DeSantis has repeatedly and forcefully said he has no intention of running for president in 2024.

Florida Gov. DeSantis Shakes Up Liberal University, Appoints 6 New Members To New College

SARASOTA, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday appointed six new members to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees in a move that one appointee and conservative ally of DeSantis said is aimed at “recapturing higher education.” The picks will allow DeSantis to…

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Fearful that people are waking up to the left’s agenda, a Miami-Dade union is trying to stop Florida’s proposed Stop WOKE Act.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Targets “Trendy Ideology” In Higher Ed

As Gov. Ron DeSantis targets “trendy ideology” in higher education, his administration is asking state colleges and universities for information about resources they are putting into activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory. DeSantis has made the fight against critical race…

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Kent Stermon, a Jacksonville-area businessman and member of the state university system’s Board of Governors, was found dead in an apparent suicide Thursday night, law enforcement officials confirmed on Friday.

Florida GOP Donor Found Dead In Locked Vehicle From Apparent Suicide

Kent Stermon, a Jacksonville-area businessman and member of the state university system’s Board of Governors, was found dead in an apparent suicide Thursday night, law enforcement officials confirmed on Friday. Stermon was found “deceased, alone in a locked vehicle” in the parking lot of a…

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Last month a tornado ripped through parts of Marion County and nearby areas, causing upward of $20 million in damage.

Florida Lawmaker Joe Harding Resigns After Indictment

State Rep. Joe Harding resigned his House seat Thursday after being charged with fraudulently obtaining coronavirus-related business loans. Harding, R-Ocala, submitted his resignation a day after the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced a grand-jury indictment on charges of wire fraud,…

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election week protests planned

Controversial Proposal Aims To Restrict Protests In Florida Capitol

Citing a potential infringement of free-speech rights and other constitutional liberties, dozens of people gathered to challenge a rule proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration that would restrict the way protests can be conducted in Florida’s Capitol Complex. The state Department of Management Service’s proposal,…

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On Monday, August 29, 2022, Sheriff Gualtieri held a press conference to discuss the Grand Jury's indictment regarding a First Degree Murder in Palm Harbor.

Data Shows Thousands Of Students In Florida Committed Under Baker Act

Florida had 5,077 incidents of students being involuntarily committed under a mental-health law known as the Baker Act during the past school year, data presented Wednesday to a school-safety commission showed. The Baker Act is a roughly 50-year-old state law that allows courts, law enforcement…

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