Broward Sheriff Scott Israel was suspended Friday by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Israel, who was under fire over BSO’s response to the Parkland mass shooting, was replaced by former Coral Springs Sgt. Gregory Tony.
The Groveland Four — four young black men falsely accused of raping a white woman in Lake County FL — were pardoned in a unanimous vote of Florida’s Clemency Board after Governor Ron DeSantis called for a vote.
A Senate bill preventing local governments from banning vegetable gardens in front yards has cropped up in the legislature again this year, but this time Florida lawmakers say it’s better set up for success.
After stopping on both Florida coasts to roll out sweeping environmental measures to deal with the state’s water problems Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis called for the South Florida Water Management District’s nine-member board to step down.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made his first trip to Mexico Beach, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael in October. The new governor heard that money for cleanup and repair was the most urgent need.
In his final days and hours as Florida’s governor, Rick Scott appointed 84 people to various boards and committees. His successor, Ron DeSantis, said he will “definitely rescind” some and “look at all of them.”
After a massive algae bloom in Florida Bay three decades ago nearly crashed the population, the state of Florida said Monday the birds appear to have flapped their way back to more stable numbers statewide even though numbers in the Keys remain lower.
In addition to the Floridians who depend on SNAP benefits regularly, the government shutdown is causing federal workers to seek help getting food on the table. State agencies and food banks try to help.
Florida’s new governor on Monday named Robert Luck, a Miami appellate court judge, to the Florida Supreme Court. He is DeSantis’ second Supreme Court selection, both of whom served on the Third District Court of Appeals.
An hour after new Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Broward sheriff’s suspension and named a replacement, Scott Israel held a competing news conference to announce he wasn’t going without a fight.
Florida’s new Republican governor issued a head-spinning executive order calling for a $2.5 billion hike in environmental funding, including increased water-quality monitoring, a purge of septic tanks, and — hang on — a ban on fracking.
New Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took steps Thursday as part of a sweeping environmental proposal to begin addressing rising seas and increased flooding under an office of resiliency. His plan lacked the words “climate change,” but acknowledged the associated problems.