Governor Ron DeSantis Commemorates 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Irma, Encourages Floridians to Prepare for Historical Peak of Hurricane Season

On September 9, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, on the eve of the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma, Governor Ron DeSantis celebrates the resiliency of impacted communities across the state and encourages all Floridians to remain prepared as Florida enters the historical peak of hurricane season. Hurricane Irma was the strongest hurricane ever observed in the open Atlantic Ocean and […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On September 8, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development   FROM:           Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:            Thursday, September 8, 2022   RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal for Toll Relief at All Florida Toll Facilities

On September 7, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Proposal will save the average commuter $550 over one year  MIAMI — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his legislative proposal to provide discounts on tolls for frequent commuters using any toll roads across the state. Under this proposal, Floridians who use toll transponders like SunPass and E-PASS and have 40 or more transactions a month would receive […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends Four Broward School Board Members from Office

On August 26, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis suspended Broward School Board Members Patricia Good, Donna Korn, Ann Murray and Laurie Rich Levinson from office following the recommendations of the Twentieth Statewide Grand Jury to suspend these board members due to their incompetence, neglect of duty, and misuse of authority. Even four years after the events of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $3.8 Million for Hazard Mitigation Projects in Northwest Florida

On August 19, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $3.8 million to Bay County, Chipola College, the City of Cottondale, and the Town of Havana for hazard mitigation projects. These projects will construct, rehabilitate, and expand critical infrastructure to support recovery efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Florida’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Historic 2.7 Percent as State’s Job Creation Skyrockets

On August 19, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Reaches Record Levels of Unemployment and Job Creation as Florida’s Labor Force Grows and Floridians Connect with Job Opportunities   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to a historic 2.7 percent in July as the state’s job creation skyrocketed. Florida’s July 2022 unemployment rate is the lowest since February […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Teacher Recruitment Initiatives and Education Rule Changes that Allow Florida Veterans to Receive College Credit for Military Courses

On August 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that will help support and grow Florida’s teaching workforce and leverage the talents of Florida’s retired veterans and first responders. For more information about Governor DeSantis’ teacher recruitment proposals, click here. Governor DeSantis also announced that today the State Board of Education […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Three New Initiatives to Elevate Teachers and Students’ Learning

On August 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced three proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that will help support and grow Florida’s teaching workforce and leverage the talents of Florida’s retired veterans and first responders. The proposals include a recruitment initiative targeted to bring retired first responders and retired veterans to the classroom through […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Josie Tamayo as CEO of Volunteer Florida

On August 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Josefina “Josie” Tamayo has been appointed as CEO of Volunteer Florida. Tamayo most recently served as General Counsel at the Agency for Health Care Administration. “Josie has served the state for many years, and I know that she will continue to serve to the best of her […]

ICYMI From First Lady Casey DeSantis: Florida Helps, Then Gets Out of the Way

On August 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

First Lady Casey DeSantis recently provided commentary on her innovative initiative “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity” in the Wall Street Journal titled “Florida Helps, Then Gets out of the Way.” Click here to read in full.    Tallahassee, Fla. As Florida’s first lady, and a mom with three small children, I’ve poured my […]