TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis called Florida “the freest state in the United States” in his 2022 State of the State address Thursday, making his opposition to COVID restrictions his centerpiece as he opened the 2022 legislative session. He also repeatedly slammed the federal government and bashed Democratic-run states, as he prepares for his reelection campaign this year and
“While so many around the country have consigned the people’s rights to the graveyard, Florida has stood as freedom’s vanguard,” DeSantis said.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster touted the state’s economy Wednesday night while criticizing the federal government and its policies in his hour-long state of the state speech.