JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —3.8.2023 — DeSantis's State of the State—Democrats Dismiss First Lady Casey DeSantis, Law Enforcement—Much More...

JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —3.8.2023 — DeSantis's State of the State—Democrats Dismiss First Lady Casey DeSantis, Law Enforcement—Much More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 8, 2023


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The State of the State


Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered his State of the State address to the Republican-led Florida Legislature, and while Republicans praised his accomplishments, Democrats showed just how bitter they are over being in the super minority.

It appears that the Democratic plan for the SOTS address was to ignore it.

Well, they didn’t just ignore it, they made fools of themselves by not applauding law enforcement, the war on fentanyl, and First Lady Casey DeSantis's battle with breast cancer. READ MORE


The State of the Union, Minus Florida Democrats


Gov. DeSantis put all of his winnings out there, including his education reform wins.— READ MORE

Is Lowering the age to buy a gun Smart?

A couple of Florida legislators have introduced a legislative measure to drop the age to buy a rifle from 21 to 18.

Is this really smart?

Many pro-gun advocates say that many 18-year-olds join the U.S. Military and are trained to shoot an M16 rifle, so why not afford them the opportunity to buy a similar weapon? READ MORE

The State of the Union, Minus Florida Democrats

Gov. DeSantis put all of his winnings out there, including his education reform wins.— READ MORE


Gov. Ron DeSantis

Casey DeSantis-Honored to attend the State of State today with Mason! Our Governor has stood up for parents’ rights, worked tirelessly to help SWFL recover, and has never stopped fighting for freedom. On behalf of a grateful state, thank you @GovRonDeSantis!

Ron DeSantis-It was an honor to deliver the State of the State. Florida is continuing to lead the way.

Lauren Book-It’s true, Florida’s economy is booming … but from the Southernmost Point to the Gulf shores, working people continue to struggle. THIS is the true State of our State – and Floridians deserve better!

Casey DeSantis

Speaker Paul Renner

"DeSantis Talks Parents in Education Following State of the State Address" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—TALLAHASSEE – Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) gave his State of the State address today in front of the state legislature. He answered questions from the media following the speech and spoke on gender ideology in schools which perhaps, since the waning of COVID, has been his marquee issue.

"State of the State: Images" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Democratic Lawmakers Ignored Praise for First Lady DeSantis, Law Enforcement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—TALLAHASSEE— The stark division and animosity that exists between Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the Florida Legislature, was in full display during the 2023 State of the State address.

"Penguin Publishing Pushes 'GayBCs' for Children in Response to Florida Law" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As Americans come to know Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and review his agenda, they will come to find that a lot of his gubernatorial platform is dedicated to what some might call “the culture wars.”

"Winner Decided Between Rubio and Buttigieg's Heavyweight Bout" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is not hesitant to discuss his feelings toward the job performance of Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

"DeSantis Does 'Not Support' Forcing Bloggers to Register With State" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—TALLAHASSEE—No sooner than Sen. Jason Brodeur introduced his legislative measure requiring compensated “bloggers” to register with the State of Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis struck down the bill.

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Invokes 'Gipper' in new Advertisement" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to highlight his "Freedom Blueprint." While the Governor voices the advancements that Florida has undertaken during his tenure, he also continues to fuel speculation of a presidential run. In a newly-released advertisement, DeSantis invokes the 'Gipper' President Ronald Reagan (R).

"Byron Donalds Condemns Atlanta Police Training Facility Attack" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Over the past weekend, protests against Atlanta's "Cop City" training facility turned violent. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) issues a statement on the attack, saying that "The attacks on Atlanta law enforcement officials by lawless anarchists are abhorrent & speak to the real-life impacts of the Defund The Police movement."

"DeSantis's Florida Legislature Seeks to Lower Gun-Buying Age to 18" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres— TALLAHASSEE --- Two House Republicans in Gov. Ron DeSantis's Florida Legislature on Monday filed a proposal that would lower the minimum age from 21 to 18 to buy rifles and other “long” guns, potentially scrapping a high-profile change passed after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

"Stan McClain's Senate Run Endorsed by Rep. Tom Leek" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"AG Ashley Moody Recounts Numerous Victories for Consumers" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—For National Consumer Protection Week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL) is highlighting her accomplishments in protecting Florida consumers during her time as the Attorney General.

"Floridians Continue Paying High Gas Prices Under Biden" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gas prices have skyrocketed since President Joe Biden took office, more than doubling the cost per gallon when former President Donald Trump was in office, and Floridans, all Americans, are feeling the pain at the pump.

"Mast Takes China, Biden to Task" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Since winning the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican lawmakers have been focused on passing meaningful bipartisan legislation, and on taking on the Democratic colleagues and the Biden administration.

"Trump Could Hold Clear Foreign Policy Advantage over DeSantis (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The 2024 Republican Presidential primary race could turn out to be contentious for former President Donald Trump if Governor Ron DeSantis (FL) enters the contest.

Florida farming
Florida farming

"Florida Republicans Pounce on Biden's Dodge of COVID-19 Origins Question" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—“On COVID origin, will you hold China Accountable?” That was the question Reporter Iris Tao posed to President Joe Biden on Friday as he approached White House reporters,

"Will a President Ron DeSantis Play in the D.C. 'Swamp?'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the promise (or the threat) of a Ron DeSantis Presidential run seems more likely by the day, questions and hypotheticals have come across the minds of politicians and pundits around the nation concerning the atmosphere that a DeSantis Presidency would entail; Questions such as how the Florida Governor will interact with the Washington elite and big wigs.

"Air Quality Disputed Despite Record Clean Air Under DeSantis" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Progressive environmental groups like the Sierra Club, and Friends of the Everglades, coupled with the so-called “non-profit” newsroom, ProPublica, have continued to claim air polluted from prescribed burning in South Florida, even under Gov. Ron DeSantis's watch.

"Scott Introduces Bill to Teach Students the 'Dangers of Communism' by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Debates about how to teach history to children and young adults have raged on across the nation (especially in Florida) recently. Discourse concerning ideals such as American Exceptionalism, Critical Race Theory (CRT), and Marxism has led to legislators on both sides of the aisle taking action.

"Rubio, Scott Urge Biden to Allow Unvaccinated Djokovic to Compete in Miami" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—For those who do not keep up with the world of tennis, world number one and Serbian national Novak Djokovic has dominated the sport by holding the top spot internationally for a record 378 weeks.

"Salazar Secures Funding for Environmental Efforts" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Florida Legislature Looks to Safeguard Children From Sex-Reassignment Procedures" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The pro-Transgender sex reassignment lobby, including former Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), have come out in force to express their disdain against State Senator Clay Yarborough’s Treatments for Sex Reassignment (SB 254) measure file last Friday.

"Moskowitz: US Cannot Rely on China, Must 'Diversify' Trade Relationships" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—More members of Congress are rethinking the U.S. economic relationship with China. Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) appeared on Fox Business' Cavuto Coast to Coast, and said that "America can’t be 100% reliant on any foreign power, including China."

Ashley Moody
Ashley Moody

"Moody: Biden is 'Biggest Benefactor' to Mexican Drug Cartels" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As the border crisis continues, so too will the fentanyl crisis killing thousands of Americans. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody excoriated the Biden Administration in a ...READ MORE

"Florida Lawmaker Lauren Book Pushes Medically Assisted Suicide Bill in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Medically assisted suicide has been a growing issue in the medical field across the United States. Now, Senator Lauren Book (D-FL) is attempting to legalize the practice in the state of Florida...READ MORE

"Brodeur Files DeSantis's 'Prescription Drug Reform' Bill" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Just when lawmakers, lobbyists, and public relations firms thought that the last weekend before the 2023 legislative session would be a quiet and uneventful one—the calm before the storm...READ MORE

"Rubio Urges House to Abolish Daylight Saving Time" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This month marks a long-contested seasonal adjustment that has divided Americans and lawmakers alike. As people turn their clocks forward an hour this month, Florida Republicans are calling for the...READ MORE

"DeSantis Reaffirms He Will Sign a Constitutional Carry Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has reaffirmed to Floridians that he supports constitutional carry and wishes to sign a bill concerning the issue later this year. READ MORE

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

Big Brother in Florida is Looking to Watch Over Media Outlets, 'Bloggers'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—State Senator Jason Brodeur (R) has introduced a bill requiring compensated bloggers who write about the Florida government to register with the Florida Office of Legislative Services or Commission on Ethics. READ MORE

"Former Judge Accuses DeSantis of Violating the U.S. Constitution" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is being accused of violating the U.S. Constitution and Florida law by former Judge and Fox News Contributor Andrew Napolitano. READ MORE

"Florida's Aetna Branch Goes Beyond the Call of Duty" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—READ MORE

"Florida Senator Blames Republicans for Being Called a 'F-cking Sp-ic Freak' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida State Senator Victor Torres (D) was quick to release an audio phone recording he received earlier this week, where he was called a “bald-headed F-cking Sp-c freak," and quick to blame Republicans. READ MORE

"Rep. Diaz Balart Fights for Israel Against UN Abuses" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With Congress shaking up after the 2022 midterm elections, Republicans have benefitted with new leadership positions. Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) chaired the first hearing of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, to hear from Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the U.S. to the United Nations. READ MORE

"Donalds Looks to Provide Tax Relief to those Affected by Hurricane Ian" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Recently, Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) released a statement concerning tax relief for Floridians that were impacted by Category Five Hurricane Ian. READ MORE

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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