‘It’s all about getting that water back to the natural flow’: DeSantis says legislature will prioritize Everglades restoration
Ron DeSantis was in South Florida Tuesday to provide an update on the years-long efforts to restore the Everglades and clean up the state’s dirty waterways. DeSantis, along with other environmental state leaders, spoke about Florida’s water quality projects near the Miccosukee Indian Village in Miami-Dade County. Crews were working to remove roadbed from the old Tamiami Trail to help improve water flow. The governor said Florida’s leadership and coordinated efforts made it easier to ask the federal agencies for assistance to see projects through. As DeSantis touted Florida’s success under Frazier, he announced Florida’s top environmental scientist had accepted a role as dean of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida.
Vaccine pod opens in Polk County
POLK COUNTY, Fla. – In an effort to bring more coronavirus vaccine to Florida’s elderly population, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that a vaccine pod will be stationed in a retirement community in Polk County. The temporary vaccine site would be stationed in Winter Haven at Four Lakes Golf Club Retirement Community, a mobile home park. DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday morning in Pasco County, where a similar vaccination site opened. As of Tuesday, data from the Florida Department of Health show 36,685 have been fully vaccinated within Polk County.
CVS pharmacies, brands to offer vaccine at select locations in Florida
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 file photo, a CVS pharmacy is seen in Los Angeles. CVS Health Corporation (CVS) on Tuesday, Feb. 16 reported a fourth-quarter net income of $973 million. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)HIALEAH, Fla. – CVS will now offer the COVID-19 vaccine at select pharmacies in Florida, according to Florida Gov. The governor made the announcement in South Florida Tuesday, saying CVS brands like CVS Pharmacy y más and Navarro Discount Pharmacies will also administer the vaccine in Miami-Dade County. Navarro, originally founded in Havana, Cuba, is now a brand under CVS Health and is headquartered in Miami.
‘If you’re going to riot, you are going to jail:’ Gov. DeSantis says of potential Tallahassee protests
Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis hold a roundtable discussion regarding mental health and COVID-19 at the Tampa Bay Crisis Center on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Tampa. DeSantis and the GOP leaders said the legislation would protect Florida from similar mob revolts. “I don’t care why you’re doing it -- you’re not doing it here,” DeSantis said. “If you’re going to riot, you are going to jail.”DeSantis said recent political strife over the recent presidential election is another example of why he is pushing Florida lawmakers now to pass a law aimed at providing harsher consequences for protesters. “If you assault law enforcement in a violent assembly, you are definitely going to jail; you burned down someone’s business, you do all this, the penalties are going to be very swift and immediate.”