Democrats and voter rights advocates said the partisan move will make it harder for some voters to cast ballots.
Governor DeSantis explained that payments will begin going out after the state's budget, which has already passed the legislature, is signed into law.
Just last week, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced a three-phase plan for the mask mandate in the county. He said he found Gov. DeSantis' announcement on Monday about ending all COVID-19 rulings in the state confusing and surprising.
Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local-government coronavirus emergency orders on Monday.
From a waterfront restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local-government coronavirus emergency orders on Monday as he signed a bill that makes permanent his ban on COVID-19 vaccine "passports" and limits the authority of cities and counties in future healthcare crises.
The bill would ban transgender females from playing in women's sports.
DeSantis is set to address the Allegheny County Republican Party, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Backed by law enforcement from all over Central Florida at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the governor signed his controversial anti-rioting bill into law on Monday. The measure is meant to stiffen penalties on violent protesters.
Video included comments contracting CDC COVID-19 guidelines for schools.
Arguing that Florida is at risk of losing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody on Thursday filed a lawsuit against federal health officials for sidelining the cruise industry.
Governor DeSantis said he will send President Biden a letter asking him to continue policies set in place by the Trump administration.
However, the Orange County Teachers Union President is not so enthusiastic about the bonus.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday its no-sail order will remain in place until Nov. 1 for cruise ships.
“It’s not his decision to make," the governor said on Friday.
Democrats in Florida have created a new political group called "Ron Be Gone" that they say is "solely dedicated to taking on Ron DeSantis" and making sure the governor doesn't win re-election in 2022.
The governor argued that with vaccines now available and the vast majority of seniors in Florida vaccinated, the idea of a lockdown will not be entertained.
The governor made the announcement during a press conference in Lake City on Thursday.
Current rules only allow vaccines to be given to those 65 and older with the exception of first responders, school employees or those who are considered 'high-risk.'
DeSantis pushed back Thursday, saying a local hospital — not the state — was behind the vaccinations in question.
"This is your choice."