Articles from Jacksonville - local

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis calls for continuing ‘bold’ plans

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis opened the 2020 Legislature Tuesday, touting his administration’s first-year steps while calling on lawmakers for a second round of work on the environment, education and cutting state regulations.DeSantis’ second State of the State speech to a joint session of the House and Senate spanned 34 minutes and included a look back at last year’s efforts at easing the state’s water crisis, rebuilding from the devastation of […]

DeSantis calls for continuing 'bold' plans

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis formally started the 2020 legislative session Tuesday by urging lawmakers to boost pay for many public-school teachers, continue addressing Everglades restoration and water quality and curb business regulations.DeSantis used his annual State of the State address to tout taking a “bold step” by setting a minimum salary of $47,500 for teachers, a $602 million proposal that will be a key issue during the 60-day session. […]

Pages