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Wed Mar 10, 2021, 07:03 PM

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.”

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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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Midnight Writer Mar 2021 #1
dem4decades Mar 2021 #2
taxi Mar 2021 #3
SheilaAnn Mar 2021 #4
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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 07:05 PM

1. DeSantis doesn't want to serve the people. He wants to rule the people.

Like most Republicans.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 07:14 PM

2. As much as I dislike New England winters, I could never move to that shit hole called FLA.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 07:39 PM

3. In defense of Florida

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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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 07:53 PM

4. Florida itself is NOT a shit hole as you referred to it, just lousey leadership. n/t

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 06:20 AM

5. "unitary executive"

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

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