With gentle pushback, businesses want Florida to let them choose their vaccine rules
Ron DeSantis introduces Florida first lady Casey DeSantis during a news conference announcing the Resiliency Florida initiative, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. - Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis calls legislators into special session next month, the quiet pushback of the powerful business industry is already being felt. Although the governor may have declared war on employer vaccine mandates, he has also carefully steered clear of any talk that he will ask legislators to outlaw the practice by private employers, as Texas lawmakers tried and failed to do this month when faced with business opposition in that state. Here, Florida businesses are saying they want lawmakers to let them keep their options open when it comes to knowing what’s ...