Florida Contracts Go to Companies That Flooded Ron DeSantis Campaign Fund – The Intercept

Under the leadership of Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron Desantis, a Missouri-based railroad and transport company that contributed generously in support of his campaign saw an astonishing 280-fold increase in its Florida state government contract awards. A construction aggregates firm that contributed $82,500 was awarded $30 million in new contracts. And a highway and civil site … Read more

DeSantis faces the true test of any Florida governor – POLITICO

The hurricane is on track to make landfall in the state just six weeks ahead of the November elections and, depending on how well the governor responds to the potentially catastrophic storm, DeSantis may emerge more popular or open himself up to criticism. Though no governor will frame hurricane responses in political terms, storms shaped … Read more

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on State Preparedness for Hurricane Ian – Governor Ron DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This afternoon, Governor Ron DeSantis issued updates on Hurricane Ian at the State Emergency Operations Center with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie. Hurricane Ian strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane this evening and continues to rapidly intensify ahead of its impact to the State of Florida later this week. Tropical-storm force … Read more

NYT: Greg Abbott’s aides were ‘annoyed’ by DeSantis’ migrant stunt – Business Insider

Aides to Greg Abbott were annoyed by Ron DeSantis’ migrant stunt, according to The New York Times. DeSantis reportedly didn’t tell anyone in Abbott’s office about the plan ahead of time. The migrants flew to Martha’s Vineyard from San Antonio, Texas.  Loading Something is loading. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ticked off more than just Democrats … Read more

As Hurricane Ian makes it trek towards the Gulf Coast, Gov. DeSantis asks residents to remain calm – WUFT

With Hurricane Ian churning toward the west coast of Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference on Monday morning in Tallahassee where he urged the public to stay calm and laid out the state’s efforts to assist the population. As of 11 a.m. Monday, the storm’s location is roughly 375 miles south of Key … Read more

While DeSantis was flying legal asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard, business owners in his state were struggling for workers – CNN

CNN Business  —  For the past two years Jan Gautam has been filling in sporadically as a housekeeper at hotels in Orlando, Florida, run by Interessant Hotels & Resort Management, or IHRMC. When he’s not making beds, he’s busy running the company. He’s the President and CEO of IHRMC — which is based in Orlando, … Read more

With tens of millions, Ron DeSantis’s campaign is dominating the airwaves in race for governor – Florida Phoenix

With Hurricane Ian bearing down on Florida, political advertising may slow down in the coming days. That would put a pause on what has so far been an overwhelming advantage in TV this month for Gov. Ron DeSantis over Charlie Crist in the race for Florida governor. Between Sept. 5-18, 2022, there were more than … Read more