Common Sense: Ron DeSantis to Sign Florida’s Anti-Riot Bill • Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is expected to sign HB 1, dubbed the “Anti-Riot Bill,” on Monday, which strengthens penalties for those who engage in lawless behavior during a riot and allows for an appeal process in the event of localities attempting to slash police budgets, ultimately making it more difficult to “defund the police,” among other measures. DeSantis is expected to make the announcement at a 10 a.m. press conference at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Winter Haven, Florida. “This legislation strikes the appropriate balance of safeguarding every Floridian’s constitut... read more