Tag Archives: Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit Record On Saturday

Ron DeSantis

Saturday, the state of Florida reported more new COVID-19 cases to the Centers for Disease Control than any previous day in the coronavirus pandemic: 21,683. That’s a 12.1% jump over the previous record, Jan. 7’s 19,334 cases during the worst month of the pandemic. Daily case counts routinely surpassed 10,000 …

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Vetoes LGBTQ Program Funding

Desantis signs Florida's social media law

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis last week slashed $900,000 in funding for programs that serve LGBTQ people in Central Florida, including a program that provides mental health services to survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. DeSantis’s vetoes — part of a long list of hometown …

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Texas Governor Bans Schools, Local Governments From Issuing Mask Mandates

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an executive order that bans local governments and schools from issuing mask mandates. The Executive Order prohibits governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask-wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current …

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Cruises Could Resume In US By Mid-July With Vaccinations

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U.S. cruises could resume as early as mid-July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now telling the cruise industry. Since March 2020, the CDC has blocked cruise ships that carry more than 250 people from sailing in U.S. waters. The CDC clarified its existing return-to-sailing framework on Wednesday, …

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs ‘Anti-Riot’ Bill Into Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an “anti-riot” bill into law, increasing penalties for people who participate in unruly protests. The measure, which goes into effect immediately, increases the charge for protesters who destroy historical structures such as flags and memorials, raises the charge for battery on a police …

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