DeSantis Rips Bill On Registering Bloggers With State

The pro-DeSantis site The Floridian reports:

No sooner than Sen. Jason Brodeur introduced his legislative measure requiring compensated “bloggers” to register with the State of Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis struck down the bill. “Every person in the legislature can file bills. I see these people filing bills and there are these articles with my face on the article, bloggers are going to have to register with the state, attributing it to me,” said Gov. DeSantis. “That’s not anything I’ve ever supported, I don’t support. I’ve been very clear on what we are doing.”

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Brodeur first appeared on JMG in 2011 when as a member of the Florida House he introduced a bill that made it a crime for doctors to ask potentially mentally ill patients if they owned guns. Brodeur was elected to the Florida Senate in November 2022 after a “ghost candidate” siphoned votes away from a challenger with a similar name. Brodeur was accused of planting the fake candidate by imprisoned Matt Gaetz crony Joel Greenberg.