DeSantis’ sway over Florida Legislature unprecedented ahead of 2024 bid

March 06, 2023

More abortion restrictions might be on tap, too, when the 60-day legislative session officially kicks off Tuesday. DeSantis is coy about his presidential ambitions, but legislative leaders are prepared to pass a bill allowing him to run without having to resign. “Now we have supermajorities in the Legislature,” DeSantis said. DeSantis is aware of his influence over state lawmakers, according to his book “The Courage to be Free,” released last week. “This is not the same Florida Senate, Florida House, as it was when the titans were here,” Book said.