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government Ron DeSantis Inaugurated into his second term on Tuesday, he delivered a speech containing a handful of policy goals aided by fiery rhetoric.
The Republican, widely expected to run for president next year, did much of the talking of the “Florida Free State” that defined the pandemic portion of his first term as he stepped into the national spotlight. I hit.
“So many states in the country have crushed their citizens,” he said in a 16-minute speech. “Here in Florida, we’ve lifted people up.”
He added: We are under attack. hit. But we will weather the storm. “
While Plenty of red meatThe second-term Republican speech was his Policy goal.
The tax cuts are at the top of the list and the governor said they are intended to provide relief “particularly to families in Florida who are grappling with inflation.” During his first term, DeSantis approved broad tax cuts, mostly in the form of sales tax exemptions.
As for education, the governor predicted further strengthening of “parental rights.” DeSantis’ efforts in that area have been highly controversial, with the 2022 “Parents’ Rights in Education” Act attracting nationwide criticism, with opponents saying, “Don’t call me gay.” is called
In addition to DeSantis, the Attorney General Ashley Moody and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis I was appointed to my second term.they were joined by fellow Republicans wilton simpsonwho will succeed Nicky Fried As an agricultural committee member.
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quote of the day
“Florida is a place where those who wake up die.”
— Governor Ron DeSantisin his second inaugural address.
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