Tag: Ryan Petty

A.G. GancarskiMarch 13, 2020
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Most of Gov. Ron DeSantis‘s picks for various jobs were uncontroversial, but two prominent names were considered and approved separately at the insistence of the Democratic caucus. Surgeon General nominee Scott Rivkees, who would also serve as the Florida Department of Health Secretary, was approved 31-9 after serving in an unconfirmed capacity for more than a […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 27, 2018
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The Governor-elect Ron DeSantis‘ transition-based public safety panel convened Thursday with juvenile crime and incarceration the topic du jour. The 45-person panel is stacked with law enforcement professionals, as well as civilians impacted by the Parkland tragedy.  The first major topic: juvenile crime. Unsurprisingly, the conclusion was the kids aren’t alright (building on contentions made […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 20, 2018

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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis‘ transition-based public safety panel convened Thursday to move forward on one of the candidate’s winning issues. Support from police unions and sheriffs proved pivotal in DeSantis’ win over Democrat Andrew Gillum last month, with a constant drumbeat insisting that Gillum was soft on crime. The committee is heavy on professional law enforcement officers, along with […]


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