DeSantis signs congressional map following special session; calls second special session to take up property insurance reform. DeSantis vs. Disney. A new Education Commissioner. Moody wins $600 opioid settlement from Walgreens.
House, Senate approve state redistricting maps. Congressional map on hold after DeSantis issues his own map and seeks Court review. Republican priority bills move ahead as 2022 legislative session nears half-way point.
DeSantis releases $100 billion Freedom First budget proposal. State challenges to federal vaccine mandates seem to be succeeding. UF accreditation under review due to free speech controversy. Conservationists’ case tossed.
Fighting mask and vaccine mandates. Slow uptake on federal COVID relief. A more simpatico Surgeon General. Major news media companies sue for access to Florida’s COVID-19 data. Redistricting committees begin meeting with promises of transparency.
Another coronavirus wave hits Florida. DeSantis bans vaccine and mask mandates. Florida signs on to lawsuit challenging Roe v. Wade. DeSantis sides with Israel, adds Unilever to state list of “Scrutinized Countries that Boycott Israel.”
DeSantis wins cruise ship battle with CDC; ACLU wins in challenge to contribution cap on political committees proposing constitutional amendments; Florida’s Supervisors of Elections question new voting law.