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  • Florida to Share Voter Registration Data with Other States

    08/22/2019 6:50:07 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 22nd 2019 | JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
    Gov. Ron DeSantis has agreed to allow Florida to join a national electronic center to exchange voter registration data with other states, an effort long-sought by county supervisors of elections. DeSantis said Wednesday Florida will become the 29th state to participate in the Electronic Voter Registration Information Center, known as "ERIC," a consortium of states known that share voter registration information. DeSantis announced the move during an appearance with county election officials at the Orange County supervisor of elections office in Orlando, saying the effort will ensure the integrity of voter-registration lists. “It’s my judgment it makes the most sense,...
  • Florida governor orders criminal investigation of Jeffrey Epstein's 2008 plea deal

    08/06/2019 5:44:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/06/19 | Alex Johnson
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a state criminal investigation on Tuesday into the plea agreement that allowed Jeffrey Epstein to skirt federal prosecution for soliciting prostitution from underage girls in 2007. The arrangement, under which Epstein was allowed to serve most of his 13-month state sentence on work release without fear of federal charges, has already cost Alex Acosta his job as U.S. labor secretary. As the U.S. attorney in Miami at the time, Acosta signed off on the non-prosecution deal, which went into effect in 2008. **SNIP** Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw ordered an investigation last month into...
  • Poll: Support for Florida Gov. DeSantis Surges After Sanctuary City Ban

    06/22/2019 6:54:28 AM PDT · by Conserv · 40 replies
    Support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is surging in recent weeks following a major legislative victory that banned sanctuary cities across the state. The latest Quinnipiac Poll reveals that across the board, more voters in every demographic group in Florida — except with Democrat voters and black Americans — approve of the job DeSantis is doing as governor than those who disapprove.
  • Are Liberal Police Chiefs Correct That Sanctuary City Jurisdictions Lead To Less Crime? (Vanity)

    06/16/2019 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 22 replies
    6/16/2019 | Its All Over Except ...
    Implementing Occam's Razor: The so-called logic behind keeping and maintaining sanctuary city designations, in defiance of what Trump has been calling for - and his suppport for what Governor Ron Desantis (R) did in signing the bill banning sanctuary cities in the state of Florida - is that sanctuary cities allow law-abiding illegal aliens to report crime(s) committed by non law-abiding illegal aliens with out fear of reprisal. Problem is, illegal aliens (even if they somehow do commit less crimes on average than U.S. citizens do and the jury may be out on that on many crimes) still lead to...
  • Florida Says Adios To 'Sanctuary City' Declarations

    06/15/2019 1:20:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 15, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Friday signed a controversial bill that prevents cities throughout the Sunshine State to declare themselves "sanctuary cities." Instead, the bill mandates cities and law enforcement personnel cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).“I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida’s cooperation with our federal partners to enforce immigration law," DeSantis said in a statement on Friday. "This is about public safety, not about politics. We must do...
  • Change Of Plan: DeSantis Balks, CBP Flies Migrants To California

    05/19/2019 3:15:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Never mind about that plan to send illegal migrants to Florida. Thanks to some strong pushback from Governor Ron DeSantis, a loyal Trump supporter, the city of San Diego became the latest destination. With record numbers of people apprehended at the southern border, the Trump administration decided to relieve the overcrowding of detention centers at the border and fly detainees to other places. First, President Trump threatened to move them into sanctuary cities, which sounded like a reasonable idea to me. Then a plan was discussed to fly migrants, mostly families, to Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida....
  • Florida Legislature passes GOP ban on sanctuary-city policies; DeSantis expected to sign into law

    05/02/2019 11:18:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 02 2019 | Frank Miles
    The Florida Legislature passed a high-profile Republican bill on Thursday banning sanctuary policies that protect undocumented immigrants and requiring law enforcement officials to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The bill passed the House on a 68-45 vote with Democrats opposed, shortly after it cleared the Senate by a 22-18 mostly party-line vote, as the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. Gov. Ron DeSantis has supported the measure and is expected to sign it into law.
  • Reversals Show New Day on the Supreme Court (Winning in FL)

    04/20/2019 12:38:24 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | April 20th 2019 | JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
    On Jan. 4, just days before the start of a makeover of the Florida Supreme Court, justices issued two 4-3 decisions. The cases drew relatively little attention across the state --- one dealt with Orange County elections, the other with attorney fees in a foreclosure battle. But on the losing end of the decisions were Chief Justice Charles Canady and his frequent allies Ricky Polston and Alan Lawson. Four days later, three members of the majority in those cases --- longtime justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince --- left the court because of a mandatory retirement age....
  • Governor had the right to dump Sheriff Scott Israel, judge rules

    04/04/2019 10:03:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 26 replies ^ | April 4, 2019 | Rafael Olmeda and Anthony Man
    Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel lost his best chance of getting his job back before the 2020 election when a judge ruled Thursday that Gov. Ron DeSantis had every legal right to remove him from office earlier this year. Broward Circuit Judge David Haimes did not indicate whether he agreed with the governor, but he affirmed that DeSantis was legally justified when he replaced Israel with acting Sheriff Gregory Tony in January.
  • Former Port Richey mayor denied bond as more charges added

    03/14/2019 9:02:59 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | 14 March 2019 | Ryan Hughes
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) - A run down looking Dale Massad walked into courtroom 3-A at the Pasco County Courthouse in a jail jumpsuit. It's a fall from grace for the former Port Richey mayor removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies went to his home in February to arrest him for practicing medicine without a license, they said. While there, they claim he opened fire. "He never shot at any officers," said attorney Bjorn Brunvand. "There were never officers in the path of any bullets. Did he fire bullets? Yes. But not toward...
  • The Tireless Ron DeSantis.....making Florida even greater

    03/11/2019 7:02:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 8, 2019 | DEROY MURDOCK
    After contested recounts in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, DeSantis, 40, prevailed over Gillum, 39, by a margin more svelte than Palm Beach — 49.6 percent to 49.2 percent. Among 8.1 million ballots cast, just 32,463 votes divided victor from vanquished. Most significantly, DeSantis replaced three Florida supreme court justices who were required to retire at age 75. His appointees — Barbara Lagoa, Robert J. Luck, and Carlos Muñiz — have shifted the court’s composition from four liberals and three conservatives to one liberal and six conservatives. This jump to the right should keep the Sunshine State’s top tribunal safe...
  • Gov DeSantis: "I’m asking the Legislature to send me a bill during this legislative session..."

    02/27/2019 6:24:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 26 Feb 19 | Governor Ron DeSantis
    Gov DeSantis: "I’m asking the Legislature to send me a bill during this legislative session to address sanctuary cities and counties in Florida. I’m also calling on more local law enforcement to work with the federal government to ensure our immigration laws are enforced and justice is upheld."
  • DeSantis Kicks off Deregathon in Orlando

    02/01/2019 1:21:49 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | February 1st 2019 | Unknown
    Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off the start of the Deregathon alongside First Lady Casey DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears at Valencia College in Orlando. The one-day event held in conjunction with Florida’s Professional Licensing Boards aims to find solutions to harmful regulations facing Floridians, to strengthen the state’s economy. “We’re working hard to reduce barriers to opportunity for the people of Florida.” said DeSantis. “Florida needs a licensure system that protects consumers but doesn’t put up roadblocks for people to succeed. Bold and appropriate deregulation will continue to be...
  • DeSantis signs executive order to abolish Common Core in Florida

    01/31/2019 2:45:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 1/31/19 | Craig Patrick, FOX 13 News
    Posted: Jan 31 2019 02:02PM EST Video Posted: Jan 31 2019 05:11PM EST Updated: Jan 31 2019 05:11PM EST CAPE CORAL, Fla. (FOX 13) - In another reversal of former Florida Gov. Scott's policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an end to Common Core-type educational standards in Florida. DeSantis’ executive order directs Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to develop a road map for a new way to educate the sunshine state’s students. Florida moved to a Common Core-type system under former Gov. Rick Scott, a change aimed at matching standards for other students in the U.S. State leaders made some tweaks to...
  • DeSantis Announces 'Deregathon,' a War Strategy on Regulations (FL)

    01/24/2019 11:55:02 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 22 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 24th 2019 | Unknown
    Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday a first step he believes will ensure a brighter future for Florida’s economy. DeSantis recently wrote to the members of Florida’s 23 professional licensing boards, calling on them to join him, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Valencia College in Orlando for a one-day event he has called “Florida Deregathon.” The purpose, DeSantis said, is to find solutions to harmful regulations facing Floridians. During Florida Deregathon, there will be no official vote or action taken by the respective boards. Each board...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends Palm Beach elections chief Susan Bucher

    01/18/2019 10:43:51 AM PST · by relictele · 70 replies ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Steve Bousquet and Skyler Swisher
    Susan Bucher, the long-time supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, was suspended Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis following a series of post-election controversies. At a news conference at The Historical Museum of Palm Beach, DeSantis said he would follow Secretary of State Mike Ertel’s recommendation to suspend Bucher in order “to right the ship” in Palm Beach County. “Palm Beach County stands alone in their level of ineptitude” in the election reporting process, DeSantis said.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Robert Luck Is DeSantis' Second Supreme Court Pick (FL)

    01/14/2019 2:18:33 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 35 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 14th 2019 | Nancy Smith
    Robert J. Luck, a highly respected rule-of-law conservative on the 3rd District Court of Appeal is Gov. Ron DeSantis' second pick for the Florida Supreme Court. During a recent interview, Luck described his judicial philosophy: “I understand how the judiciary -- what Hamilton called our least dangerous branch -- fits into our system of government ... Having worked in each of the three branches, I understand the modest role of the judge in reviewing the laws enacted by the Legislature, the actions taken by the executive, and the findings of the lower courts ... I conducted myself that way for...
  • Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel won’t go quietly

    01/12/2019 8:00:19 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 107 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 11, 2019 07:08 PM, | BY MARTIN VASSOLO AND JULIE K. BROWN
    Flanked by members of a local African-American faith community, a defiant Scott Israel defended himself against allegations of incompetence on Friday and made clear he would fight his suspension on any front necessary — whether before the Florida Senate or in state or federal court. Israel, 62, a two-term Democratic sheriff of Broward County, was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis three days after the new Republican governor was sworn into office. DeSantis cited a list of failures enumerated by a state panel that investigated BSO’s response to the Feb. 14, 2018, shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
  • Plane carrying Gov. Ron DeSantis makes emergency landing in St. Pete

    01/11/2019 4:56:08 PM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies ^ | 01/11/19 | Athina Morris
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) - A plane carrying Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was forced to make an emergency landing in St. Petersburg Friday afternoon, according to the governor's spokesman. All on board were fine. DeSantis was en route to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, where he was scheduled to hold a 3 p.m. press conference to announce the suspension of Sheriff Scott Israel, who is under fire over his agency's handling of the Florida school shooting massacre. Attorney General Ashley Moody, Shane Strum, DeSantis' chief of staff and three other members of his executive staff were also on the plane.
  • Gov. DeSantis appoints Barbara Lagoa to the Florida Supreme Court

    01/09/2019 8:33:31 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    WCTV ^ | Jan 9, 2019
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Florida Third District Court of Appeals Judge Barbara Lagoa to the state's Supreme Court. Lagoa, who will replace retiring Justice R. Fred Lewis, is the first Hispanic woman in history to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. In a press release sent Wednesday, Governor DeSantis said, "Justice Lagoa’s proven commitment to upholding the rule of law, unparalleled legal career and vast experience on the appellate bench distinguish her among the most qualified individuals to serve on our state's highest court. It is my pleasure and my privilege to appoint Barbara...