I-TEAM: Gov. DeSantis gets backlash from Hispanic leaders and political challenger Charlie Crist over transporting migrants
On the heels of a federal lawsuit filed against Governor Ron DeSantis, the State of Florida and other state officials over transporting 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard from Texas… DeSantis’ challenger in the governor’s race - Charlie Crist - held a virtual meeting with leaders in the Hispanic community. They allege the migrants were misled before boarding the planes, which they say is a violation of the law.
Gov. DeSantis signs legislation restricting COVID vaccine mandates in Florida
Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson to sign legislation that will protect Floridians from losing their jobs due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and protect parents’ rights to make healthcare decisions for students.
DeSantis touts program to help inmates leaving prison
Ron DeSantis visited a Jacksonville nonprofit Friday to announce the creation of a direct-support organization to help inmates find jobs after they complete their sentences. The organization, called the Florida Foundation for Correctional Excellence, will work with businesses and nonprofit groups to raise money for workforce training and re-entry programs. DeSantis said the private sector needs to have “skin in the game” for the programs to grow. DeSantis chose to announce the new organization at Operation New Hope, a Jacksonville-based nonprofit organization that provides a support system to those who have been incarcerated. He said he would rather dedicate resources to Floridians who are getting out of prison than “having people come in from a foreign country, oftentimes illegally,” to get jobs.