Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet Invest Over $17.7 Million to Conserve 3,500 Acres in Florida

On January 18, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Approvals Complete Two Florida Forever Projects Photo by Carlton Ward/Wildpath   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved the investment of more than $17.7 million to conserve more than 3,500 acres across the state. The five properties stretch from Nassau County south to Charlotte County and protect or buffer lands within […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Appointment of Luis Soler as the Director of the Florida State Guard

On January 17, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Luis Soler as the Director of the Florida State Guard.   Luis Soler Soler is the Deputy Director and Chief of Operations for the Florida State Guard. Previously, he was a Special Agent for the Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General. Soler is also a […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Maria Bosque-Blanco to the School Board of Miami-Dade County

On January 17, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Maria Bosque-Blanco to the School Board of Miami-Dade County. Maria Bosque-Blanco Bosque-Blanco, of Miami, is a Guidance Counselor at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. With over 20 years of experience in psychology, she is a national certified school psychologist and is a member of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Initiative to Make Protections from COVID Mandates Permanent, Enact New Protections for Free Speech for Medical Practitioners

On January 17, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Permanently Protecting Floridians from the “Biomedical Security State” PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a common-sense legislative proposal to make permanent COVID-19 freedoms in Florida. This strong pro-freedom, anti-mandate action will permanently protect Floridians from losing their jobs due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, protects parents’ rights, and institutes additional protections that prevent […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Further Prohibits Woke ESG Considerations from State Investments

On January 17, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —  Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Trustees of the State Board of Administration (SBA) formally approved measures to protect Florida’s investments from woke environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), ensuring that all investment decisions focus solely on maximizing the highest rate of return. Today’s updates to the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan policy and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes One Judicial Appointment

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces one judicial appointment to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.   Javier Enriquez, of Miami, to serve as Judge on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court   Enriquez has served as a Judge on the Miami-Dade County Court since his appointment by Governor DeSantis in 2021. Previously, he served as […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Board of Dentistry

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ben Assad Mirza and the reappointment of Dr. Christine Bojaxhi and Dr. Thomas McCawley to the Board of Dentistry.   Ben Assad Mirza Mirza, of Plantation, is an Attorney with Mirza Healthcare Law Partners. He is a Licensed Attorney with the Florida Bar and the District […]

What They Are Saying: Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Relief for Prescription Drug Prices, Protects Small Businesses from Pharmaceutical Middlemen

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis was in The Villages to announce a legislative proposal to protect consumers and small businesses and rein in Pharmacy Benefit Managers through accountability in Florida’s drug market. To read the full proposal, click here.   Read what Floridians are saying about Governor DeSantis’ efforts to lower prescription drug prices […]

Florida Launches 2023 Black History Month Student and Educator Contests

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Student essay contest winners will receive a 2-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation ~  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida officially launched the 2023 Black History Month student art and essay contests with the theme of “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians.” These […]

During Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and Florida Highway Patrol Host Roundtable to Highlight Human Trafficking and Drug Trafficking Prevention Efforts

On January 12, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) hosted a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders about efforts to combat human trafficking. At the roundtable, law enforcement officers and sheriffs from Citrus, Pasco, Sumter, and Hernando counties joined together to discuss the importance of tracking down human traffickers and holding them […]