Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet are scheduled to get together next week for their first meeting since the state started feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the News Service of Florida, DeSantis, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Attorney General Ashley Moody are slated to meet May 28, according to information posted on the Cabinet website.
The Cabinet has not met in person, online or by phone since February 4. And Fried recently called it frustrating that the Cabinet hadn’t collectively heard in months from state agencies.
“It’s really important for us as the Cabinet to come together and to show unity again. The state of Florida is still suffering. It’s still worried. We have unemployment numbers that are still through the roof.”
A scheduled April 7 cabinet meeting was canceled in the interest of public health. A notice published in the Florida Administrative Register said the “decision was made in the interest of public health with consideration for staff, agency personnel and the general public.”