Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) continues to battle against the Biden administration over vaccine mandates and is advocating using federal coronavirus funds to pay fines directed to Florida businesses that defy the federal vaccine mandate, which was originally slated to go into effect January 4, barring any legal challenges.
Speaking at a dinner hosted by the National Federation of Independent Business’ Florida chapter this week, the Florida governor said, “If it gets to the point where they are trying to enforce, my view would be ‘don’t comply’ and we would support the Legislature taking some of the stimulus money and using it to pay off the fines that business incur.”
According to Politico’s Florida Playbook:
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