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Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference in Wildwood, Florida. Photo: Paul Hennessy/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Forty-two ethics orders recommending penalties against Florida officials are awaiting Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature, according to a recent report from the Florida Ethics Commission.
Why it matters: The state's ethics board doesn't have the power to impose its recommended penalties, and fines against officials who violated Florida law cannot be collected until DeSantis signs off.