DeSantis eyes Ian damage, death toll at 12 – WUWF

After traveling Thursday to Southwest Florida to get a glimpse of the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, Gov. Ron DeSantis described the impact on Lee County’s Sanibel Island as “destruction,” with people who didn’t evacuate being rescued by air and part of a causeway to the mainland knocked out. Meanwhile, authorities confirmed 12 deaths from … Read more

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Donations Are Pouring in to the Florida Disaster Fund to Help Communities Impacted by Hurricane Ian – Governor Ron DeSantis

The Florida Disaster Fund Has Received More Than $10 million in Donations  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that within hours of activating, the Florida Disaster Fund has received over $10 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222. “We are very appreciative … Read more

Rep. Salazar on DeSantis’ migrant flights: “Biden admin not doing its job” – Axios

When asked if it was wrong for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to send undocumented migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) deflected at an Axios Latino-Telemundo event Thursday, saying: “We should go to the root of the problem, which is that the Biden administration is not doing its job.” Driving the news: … Read more

Hurricane Ian has DeSantis singing a different tune on Biden, federal aid – MSNBC

In just a week’s time, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has gone from menacing troll to docile figurehead. Evidently, it takes a natural disaster to put a (temporary) stop to his political terrorism.   It’s clearly been fun for DeSantis to treat Florida like his own fiefdom, boastfully signing laws restricting the right to vote, curbing teachers’ ability … Read more