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Wed Mar 10, 2021, 07:03 PM Mar 2021

DeSantis tries again to strip the Florida Cabinet of its powers

Orlando Sentinel - TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met Tuesday, wrapping up a year of infrequent gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If DeSantis gets his way, it would have even less to do.

For the second year in a row, DeSantis is pushing for a bill to eliminate Cabinet oversight over a slew of agency and state personnel rules and transfer many of those powers to himself or agencies he controls, arguing that America’s Founding Fathers envisioned a “unitary executive.”


Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only Democrat on the Cabinet, blasted the bill as an attempt to marginalize her office.

“For the second year running, the governor is attempting a harmful power grab,” Fried said in an emailed statement.
“This bill creates an unnecessary imbalance of power, silences the voice of any non-majority party Cabinet member, and blocks the consensus that Florida’s Constitution requires and makes possible fairness and transparency in doing the people’s business.”

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DeSantis tries again to strip the Florida Cabinet of its powers (Original Post) FM123 Mar 2021 OP
DeSantis doesn't want to serve the people. He wants to rule the people. Midnight Writer Mar 2021 #1
As much as I dislike New England winters, I could never move to that shit hole called FLA. dem4decades Mar 2021 #2
In defense of Florida taxi Mar 2021 #3
Florida itself is NOT a shit hole as you referred to it, just lousey leadership. n/t SheilaAnn Mar 2021 #4
"unitary executive" Baitball Blogger Mar 2021 #5


(1,896 posts)
3. In defense of Florida
Wed Mar 10, 2021, 07:39 PM
Mar 2021

the lines around names on a map aren't real. there are so many people here who found what they were looking for. Some are good neighbors and others are someone else's good neighbor

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5. "unitary executive"
Sun Mar 14, 2021, 06:20 AM
Mar 2021

Scares the hell out of me. Nothing says despot better than, well, despot. But, "unitary executive" is a close second.

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