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DeSantis: Businesses, schools to stay openGovernor makes declaration as Florida Legislature convenes for new session

Mar 03, 2021 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks Tuesday during his State of the State address at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Phil Sears/ap

TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off the 60-day legislative session Tuesday by taking a victory lap of sorts over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic while urging lawmakers to heed his funding requests for education and the environment and pass his agenda cracking down on Big Tech, riots and lawsuits.

"Friends, legislators, Floridians, lend me your ears: We will...