Florida Governor Ron DeSantis News

The latest news about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis, a Republican, was first elected as governor in 2018 and handily won reelection in 2022. He’s continuing to gain national attention and is widely expected to run for president in 2024.

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  2. Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed a nearly $100 million budget for the Florida State Guard.
  3. Joseph Ladapo speaks during a news conference at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center at the University of Miami on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
  4. State law allows governors to use state planes for political and personal travel for security reasons but, as Gov. Ron DeSantis conducts a national book tour in anticipation of a likely presidential campaign, questions are mounting about whether taxpayer funds have been used to finance his travel and other political operations.
  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration is moving to unilaterally forbid classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in all grades, as the Republican governor continues a focus on cultural issues ahead of his expected presidential run.
  6. The Florida resort has committed to hosting the conference this year and next, which will coincide with the presidential election campaign in 2024.
  7. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a news conference on the one-year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war in Kyiv, Ukraine on Feb. 24. In a new interview with The Atlantic, Zelensky said American leaders who believe the United States should not intervene in the war, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, should think about the long-term consequences of that policy.
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first public comments about the possible indictment of former President Donald Trump.
  9. Gov. Ron DeSantis answers questions from the media in the Florida Cabinet following his State of the State address during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives on March 7, 2023, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  10. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an event on his book tour on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Las Vegas.
  11. Among other changes to public records laws, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill last year shielding information about candidates for state college and university presidencies.
  12. On an array of issues, Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken what was a vaguely defined instinct from former President Donald Trump and turned it into a policy agenda more far-reaching than anything Trump pursued in the White House.
  13. Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his State of the State address at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee in March.
  14. Then-President Donald Trump shakes hands with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he arrives at Tyndall Air Force Base to view damage from Hurricane Michael, and attend a political rally, May 8, 2019.
  15. Gov. Ron DeSantis takes questions during a 2021 event sponsored by USF Health and Tampa General Hospital. USF Health, along with health centers at other state universities, recently responded to the governor's request for records on gender-affirming care.
  16. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to a panelist during a roundtable discussion critical of diversity, equity and inclusion programs at state universities on Monday, March 13, 2023. The session was livestreamed on several online platforms.
  17. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds a framed snowflake that reads "fascist" in Iowa on Friday.
  18. Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joeseph Ladapo speaks during a roundtable discussion at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.
  19. The Florida Legislature begins its annual session Tuesday. Seen here is the Capitol rotunda on Feb. 8 in Tallahassee. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
  20. Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up his book as he talks to the audience while on stage during an event at the OCC Road House & Museum 10575 49th Street North on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in Pinellas Park.
  21. Gov. Ron DeSantis waves as he gives his State of the State address during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday.
  22. Ron DeSantis in Iraq.
  23. University of South Florida senior Charles Suor, 20, speaks to members of the school's board of trustees on Tuesday at the Marshall Student Center in Tampa. Suor, president of the Trans+ Student Union, said student organizations are where many students find community and family on campus.
  24. The Florida Legislature getting to work.