Found in Time Magazine is this commentary on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis:
During the pandemic, most people stayed home, and those who didn’t probably moved to Florida.
Despite relentless criticism, Governor Ron DeSantis kept schools open, ensured Florida’s economy remained open for business, and allowed individuals to determine their own risk tolerance.
His approach works. It’s one that has allowed Florida to emerge from the pandemic as a national model of personal freedom, economic growth, environmental protection, and education excellence.
Florida continues to see record population growth, unemployment remains below the national average, the private sector is growing, and Florida remains a national leader in school choice.
On top of that, DeSantis has demonstrated his environmental credentials with major investments to restore America’s Everglades, preserve and expand wildlife corridors, and protect Florida’s precious waterways.
While the Beltway crowd may not like his style, it’s his record that will become his legacy.
“TIME Magazine name Governor DeSantis one of the 100 most influential people in 2022<” the DeSantis Daily reports.
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As a winter resident in Cape Coral, Florida, I can attest to Florida’s being incredibly different from Illinois.
Doctors there don’t even require masks, while Northwestern Medical still mandates at the physical therapy appointments I’ve had in Crystal Lake.