DeSantis-backed school boards begin firing superintendents and enacting reactionary measures across Florida – WSWS

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, already on a fascistic crusade against public education, has made significant inroads into securing control over public schools through the local school boards. Twenty-five out of thirty candidates he endorsed in nominally non-partisan elections won, securing conservative majorities in at least seven districts, including Miami-Dade, the largest in Florida and fourth … Read more

Two more DeSantis administration officials announce departures – Tampa Bay Times

Two state agency heads are stepping down from their posts as Gov. Ron DeSantis moves into a second term as governor. DeSantis announced in a series of tweets Monday that Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Dane Eagle and Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Terry Rhodes are resigning from their jobs. Eagle’s … Read more

2 more DeSantis administration officials announce departures – Tampa Bay Times

Two state agency heads are stepping down from their posts as Gov. Ron DeSantis moves into a second term as governor. DeSantis announced in a series of tweets Monday that Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Dane Eagle and Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Terry Rhodes are resigning from their jobs. Eagle’s … Read more

Analysis | What does ‘woke’ mean? Whatever Ron DeSantis wants. – The Washington Post

Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Gray Rohrer of the news outlet Florida Politics was in the courtroom last week as staffers for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) were asked an interesting question: What does “woke” mean? The federal court in Tallahassee where the question came up doesn’t allow for recordings, Rohrer told The … Read more

Ron DeSantis, Conservationist – City Journal

After Ron DeSantis’s smashing reelection victory in the Florida governor’s race, political analysts have debated whether he can beat Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primaries. DeSantis’s hard-edged culture-warrior persona appeals to many core Republicans and could help him secure the nomination. But attaining the presidency itself will depend on winning over Republican moderates … Read more

DeSantis to offer VIP access to his inauguration — for between $50K to $1 million – POLITICO

DeSantis’ next term starts on Jan. 3 and Florida’s governors are traditionally sworn in at noon on that day. The inauguration will give DeSantis an opportunity to demonstrate his fundraising prowess as well as his status as the lead Republican alternative to former President Donald Trump, who has already declared that he’s running for president. … Read more

DeSantis to offer VIP access to his inauguration — for $50K to $1M – POLITICO

DeSantis’ next term starts on Jan. 3 and Florida’s governors are traditionally sworn in at noon on that day. The inauguration will give DeSantis an opportunity to demonstrate his fundraising prowess as well as his status as the lead Republican alternative to former President Donald Trump, who has already declared that he’s running for president. … Read more