Jeffrey Schweers, Orlando Sentinel

Jeffrey Schweers

Orlando Sentinel

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past articles by Jeffrey:

Florida permitless gun bill locked and loaded for chamber action

The next stop for permitless carry will be the full Senate, and the House version is lined up for chamber debate as well. → Read More

Florida GOP lawmakers take aim at defining sex and gender

Republican bills aimed at preventing transgender children from transitioning have led to a firestorm of criticism from Democrats and the LQBTQ community. → Read More

DeSantis declares Florida ‘No. 1’ in State of State speech

DeSantis listed Florida's job growth, record tourism numbers and low tax rate in his State of the State speech. → Read More

Florida ditches voter-fraud detection system amid Soros conspiracy theory

Florida pulled out of a nationwide system used to help maintain voter rolls and detect voter fraud Monday after it became the subject of right-wing conspiracy theories. → Read More

Legislature to push DeSantis ‘freedom’ agenda, which critics decry

Gov. Ron DeSantis' priorities have been fully embraced by legislative leaders for the legislative session that begins Tuesday. → Read More

DeSantis’ targeting of ESG could cost taxpayers, pension fund millions of dollars

DeSantis' attack on EGG could have disastrous consequences, including higher costs and a chilling effect on free speech, economic analysts say. → Read More

DeSantis puts GOP donor, Moms for Liberty founder on Disney Reedy Creek board

DeSantis appointed a donor, an evangelical minister and a co-founder of Moms for Liberty to oversee Disney’s Reedy Creek. → Read More

DeSantis’ attack on schools borrows from conservative think tanks

DeSantis has mounted an assault on what he calls “trendy ideologies” in education, part of a national conservative trend. → Read More

DeSantis ponders ending AP classes for Florida students

Gov. Ron DeSantis is threatening to ban Advanced Placement courses and the SAT college exams for high school students. → Read More

Legislature turns Reedy Creek reins over to DeSantis

The Florida Legislature allowed Gov. Ron DeSantis to take over Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District → Read More

Florida House OKs state takeover of Disney’s Reedy Creek

The Florida House voted 82-31 to reorganize the Reedy Creek Special Improvement District, removing the Walt Disney Co.’s control. → Read More

‘There’s a new sheriff in town.’ Florida lawmakers take up overhaul of Disney’s Reedy Creek

The measure would replace Disney’s handpicked five-member board overseeing the district with a governor-appointed one. → Read More

Special session cleans up DeSantis’ political stunts, Democrats say

The Republican leadership “has proven to basically be his janitor and clean up whatever needs cleaning up,” said Rep. Dotie Joseph. → Read More

Disney Reedy Creek special session is set for Monday

The Florida Legislature will convene a special session Monday to consider a state takeover of Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. → Read More

DeSantis proposes $115B budget with $1.5B in tax breaks

Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a nearly $115 billion budget recommendation that includes $1.5 billion in tax relief. → Read More

Governor ‘anticipates’ special session on Disney’s Reedy Creek next week

The Legislature and DeSantis dissolved Reedy Creek last year amid Disney’s dispute with the governor over the “don’t say gay” bill. → Read More

Florida leaders propose allowing concealed guns without permits

House Speaker Paul Renner on Monday announced a measure removing state requirements to obtain a permit and training to carry a concealed gun. → Read More

Florida Senate housing bill bans rent control, gives developers tax breaks

The bill bans local governments from imposing rent control, limits local zoning laws and gives tax breaks to developers. → Read More

Top state investigator resigns amid probe over conflict of interest

Inspector General Michael Troelstrup resigned after the probe determined he had an inappropriate relationship with the wife of an officer under investigation. → Read More

Crump threatens to sue DeSantis over African American Studies course

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump threatened to sue Florida over a banned AP African American Studies course. → Read More