Gov. Ron DeSantis

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U.S. Congressman Francis Rooney held a closed-door meeting with federal, state and local agencies and community leaders at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Emergent Technologies Institute on Tuesday. The stated purpose of the meeting was to talk about the health impacts of harmful algae blooms.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Naples on Tuesday to make an announcement about hurricane recovery relief.


The annual session of the Florida Legislature begins Tuesday with a proposed budget from Governor Ron DeSantis of $91.3 billion.  In addition to the task of passing a balanced budget, lawmakers will consider a broad range of legislative proposals concerning issues ranging from water quality protection and environmental conservation to bills concerning firearms and school safety, education, healthcare, medical marijuana, fracking and beyond. 

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While in Naples, Thursday, to announce three new appointments to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about his dedication to improving water quality in the state.

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Governor Ron DeSantis announced three new appointees to the South Florida Water Management District, Thursday, at a press conference in Naples.