Gov. Ron DeSantis hosts news conferences across Florida

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis arrives at a news conference, near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami. On Sunday, Sept. 12, three Republican presidential prospects, including DeSantis, sharply condemned President Joe Bidens handling of the end of the war in Afghanistan, rebuking the administrations conduct of the U.S. withdrawal as weak and as emboldening its adversaries. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) (Wilfredo Lee, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made two public appearances Monday, first in Alachua County and later in the day in Tampa.

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Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Rep. Kat Cammack attended the governor’s first event in Alachua County. The news conference focused on vaccine mandates. The governor said he plans to enforce his executive order that will fine businesses $5,000 per violation if they require proof of vaccination.

Next, DeSantis appeared in Tampa making a transportation-related announcement. He was at the Howard Frankland Bridge.

Florida Department of Transportation Sec. Kevin Thibault was also in attendance.