Sarasota county is home to Republican Party of Florida Chair Joe Gruters. Sarasota’s board became the sixth in Florida to mandate masks and the first in a GOP-county to defy state laws | AP Photo/Steve Cannon
TALLAHASSEE — After a heated marathon meeting, Sarasota County school officials voted Friday night to require students to wear masks in schools, a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis that comes in a heavily Republican-leaning region of the state.
By a 3-2 vote that came late Friday night, Sarasota’s board became the sixth
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