First Lady Casey DeSantis Hosts High School Assembly on The Facts. Your Future. To Raise Awareness of Dangers of Substance Abuse

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

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis hosted a high school The Facts. Your Future. assembly at Tohopekaliga High School to highlight the dangers of youth substance abuse, especially for teens. These assemblies will count toward the five hours of required instruction for mental health and substance abuse. Schools are encouraged to follow the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Thirteen Bills

On May 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/SB 336 – Uniform Commercial Code SB 352 – Construction Liens CS/SB 518 – Private Property Rights to Prune, Trim and remove Trees CS/CS/CS/SB 706 – School Concurrency CS/SB 754 – Mobile Home Registration Periods  CS/CS/SB 1140 – Alarm Systems CS/SB 1526 – Public Records […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Fourteen Bills from the Florida Legislature

On May 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 2, 2022, to act on these bills. CS/SB 336 – Uniform Commercial Code SB 352 – Construction Liens CS/SB 518 – Private Property Rights to Prune, Trim and remove Trees CS/CS/CS/SB 706 – School Concurrency […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $3.2 Million to Expand Manufacturing in Okaloosa County

On May 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $3.2 million to Okaloosa County through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to expand roads, rail lines, and utility infrastructure at the Shoal River Ranch. Shoal River Ranch is an industrial mega site, and with this investment, it is expected to bring more than 11,000 jobs to […]

Governor DeSantis Approves Historic $100 Million for Cancer Care and Research at NCI Facilities

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

MIAMI — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the approval of $100 million for cancer research and care in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget, a $37 million increase over the current budget. Last year, the First Lady held a roundtable to announce the Governor’s proposal of this historic funding for Florida’s top […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Eight Bills

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: HB 471 – Town of Lake Clarke Shores, Palm Beach County HB 927 – Downtown Crystal River Entertainment District, Citrus County CS/HB 1047 – Cedar Hammock Fire Control District, Manatee County CS/HB 1049 – Trailer Estates Fire Control District, Manatee County CS/HB 1097 – Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Protects Floridians from Protests Outside Their Homes

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1571, which prohibits picketing and protesting outside of a person’s place of residence.   “Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “This bill will […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Approves Over $125 Million for Nursing Education to Provide Scholarships and Expand Infrastructure at Colleges and Universities for Clinical Training

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

SANFORD, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his approval of over $125 million for nursing education for the 2022 – 2023 Fiscal Year, bringing the total amount of investment in workforce education funding to more than $5 billion since 2019. Additional funding for nurses in this year’s budget will include student loan reimbursement and scholarships […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints James Brown to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

On May 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of James Brown to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission.   James Brown Brown, of Apalachicola, is the former Law Enforcement Division Director for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the former Sales Manager for Boston Whaler Boats. He is the recipient of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Gary Jennings to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

On May 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Gary Jennings to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.   Gary Jennings Jennings, of Windermere, is the Director of Keep Florida Fishing for the American Sportfishing Association. He currently serves on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and is also a member of the Florida […]