Florida

  • Somehow Gov. RegeneRON DeSantis is finding enough time away from the office—in a state ravaged by the delta variant—to hit the out-of-state road for fundraising. From Pennsylvania to Texas to Southern California. The bottom line: It’s how an uber ambitious MAGA politician cultivates a national donor network—even as a circuit court judge rules he had no legal authority to ban mask mandates in schools. But personal “liberty” over collective responsibility plays well with the usual fundraising crowds.
  • The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate moved from 11.5 percent in July 2020 to 5.1 percent for July 2021.
  • Walt Disney World is requiring employees—union as well as non-union and salaried workers to be fully vaccinated to keep their jobs. As if unionization should have anything to do with immunization and public health during a pandemic.
  • A recent Quinnipiac University poll found that DeSantis’ approval rating was 47 percent.

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