"Schools in Florida are open, and we're saying thank you to our hard-working teachers in the classroom," the governor said.
The mention of the donation came after DeSantis held a press conference at a Pensacola Home Depot in advance of the 2021 hurricane season.
A survey released Wednesday from the Trafalgar Group found 35 percent of likely Republican primary voters were most likely to back DeSantis to be the party's nominee, the most of any potential candidate polled other than Donald Trump.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Tuesday night that the Biden administration is not taking the gas shortages and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attacks seriously.
The victim said that Potts called him an anti-lesbian slur before punching him in the mouth, leaving him with a hole in his lip and a head injury.
Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio said the path to resuming U.S. cruises is "a bit rockier and a bit steeper" than expected, and he said a mid-summer restart "could be in jeopardy."
"What makes this charade all the worse is that the only known case of election fraud in Florida from the 2020 election involves a Republican," the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's editorial board wrote.
The controversial legislation immediately faces legal challenges.
The new omnibus law targets drop boxes, voter identification, mail ballot applications and third-party ballot collection at nursing homes.
The Florida governor issued an order suspending local government COVID-19 measures, such as mask mandates, while private businesses can impose their own restrictions.
The law means Governor Ron DeSantis can set aside local COVID-19 edicts that do not conform to those issued by the state.
"I've just been very impressed," Bhattacharya said of Florida's governor.
The Republican governor said the state bill was needed in the wake of violent protests in 2020.
"Do like Minneapolis did and tell the cops to stand down and basically let people run wild on the streets," DeSantis said, warning against Democrat-controlled cities he says have sought to "defund" law enforcement.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the bill is the "strongest anti-rioting pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country."
HB 1, passed Thursday by the Florida Senate, will give legal immunity to those who drive through protests and keep arrestees from posting bail until their first court appearance.
The state has seen a loss of 49,500 jobs since the cruise industry came to a halt, with more than 6,000 former cruise workers having filed for unemployment.
"We're filing a lawsuit against the federal government and the CDC demanding that our cruise ship's be reopened immediately," the Florida governor said on Thursday.
The Florida governor alleged that the "smear" against him was due to the state's "innovative" and successful vaccine rollout.
"Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result is required in order to receive your credentials for the weekend," an email sent to wealthy donors hoping to attend an elite Republican retreat in Florida this week reportedly reads.
George W. Bush rode to re-election two months after the bogus segment about him aired. If Gov. DeSantis goes on to be the Republican nominee in 2024, he should thank 60 Minutes in his victory speech.
"They were in Florida for three months, '60 Minutes,' trying to dredge up any dirt they could use to smear me," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Monday. "And the best they could come up with is a baseless conspiracy theory that was easily debunked."
"The reporting was not just based on bad information—it was intentionally false," Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said about Sunday's '60 Minutes' report.
"Money talks and the environment walks," the horror novelist wrote as an official noted the leaking waste "would be less conducive to life on land and...life in the sea."
The governor said people in Florida should not be required to show proof of COVID vaccination to enter public buildings.
The late-night host described the situation as "kind of unbelievable but also par for the course."
"Vaccine passports are meant to control what you can do, where you can go and how much the government can know about your activities," Republican Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert wrote.
"More restrictions or mandates are not the answer to every issue related to COVID-19," the lawmakers said Tuesday.