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Gov. DeSantis and Cabinet are holding a meeting in Israel in 4 weeks. But still, no details on what it will cost and what they will be doing

By: - April 26, 2019 2:59 pm

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Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet will jet away to Israel in about four weeks on a trade mission that will include their monthly public meeting. Yet, Floridians still don’t have details about the trip.

The trip is scheduled for May 25-31 and will include stops in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It will include the Cabinet meeting at the new U.S. embassy in the disputed capital, according to an initial news release.

The Florida Phoenix filed a public records request on April 16 asking for information about what it will cost taxpayers, what agencies and domestic or overseas groups might be chipping in towards the costs, the governor’s itinerary,  and whether any state, federal, or overseas agencies are participating.

The Phoenix contacted the governor’s press aides and Enterprise Florida, the agency planning the excursion.

As of Friday, officials had yet to provide the records.

DeSantis deputy communications chief Meredith Beatrice had this to say in response to a query about the status of our request: “Your public records request has been confirmed and is in the queue with the Office of Open Government.”

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Michael Moline
Michael Moline

Michael Moline has covered politics and the legal system for more than 30 years. He is a former managing editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal and former assistant managing editor of The National Law Journal. He began his career covering the Florida Capitol for United Press International. More recently, he wrote for Florida Politics.

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