Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Students’ Elevating their Excellence in Civics

On June 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Despite Biden Administration’s Attempts to Devolve History into Squishy Theory, Florida’s Students Continue to Learn Real History and Civic Responsibility   SANFORD, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released the results of Florida’s 2022 civics assessments, demonstrating the success of Florida’s approach to educating its students on the history of our country, the exceptional nature of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $15.6 Million to Expand Access to Cybersecurity and IT Training

On June 29, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz announced $15.6 million to expand cybersecurity and IT training in Florida. This announcement is part of Governor DeSantis’ goal to make Florida the best state in the nation for workforce education by 2030. The funding is through a joint endeavor of the Florida Department […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Seven to the Commission for Independent Education

On June 29, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Mildred Coyne, Jeff Cross, Judith Marty, Troy Stefano, Sharon Taylor-Ellis, Kristin Whitaker, and Burton “Tra” Williams III to the Commission for Independent Education.   Mildred Coyne, PhD Coyne, of Cocoa, is a Senior Vice President of Broward College. She is the Founder and Co-Chair of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Seven to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors

On June 28, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Abraham “Abe” Alangaden, Erick Arroyo, Bayne Beecher, Melvin “Mel” Ponder, Brian Sartain, Meredith Stanfield, and Representative Dana Trabulsy to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.   Abraham “Abe” Alangaden Alangaden is a Senior Project Portfolio Manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. He […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Pedro Allende as Secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services

On June 28, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Pedro Allende as Secretary of the Department of Management Services (DMS). Allende, an attorney, has been a member of Florida’s Cybersecurity Advisory Council since September 2021. Allende served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy at the United States Department of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Two Bills

On June 27, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/HB 461 – Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements CS/SB 898 – Lodging Standards To read the transmittal letters, click here. ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Miya’s Law to Strengthen Renter Safety

On June 27, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 898, designated as “Miya’s Law”, to strengthen residential tenant safety measures including requiring background checks for prospective employees, maintaining a log for each dwelling unit’s keys, and increasing notification requirements for maintenance and repairs from 12 to 24 hours. The bill is named after […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill to Expand Opportunities for Bright Futures Scholarship

On June 27, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 461 to expand eligibility requirements for the Bright Futures Scholarship Program to include paid work experience as a substitute for service hours. This expansion will allow students who work after school jobs to apply their paid work contributions to their communities to substitute service hour requirements. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three Judges of Compensation Claims

On June 24, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces three appointments to the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims.   Jill Jacobs, of Satellite Beach, to serve as a Judge of Compensation Claims Jacobs has served as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Palm Beach since 2015. Previously, she worked in private practice […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Thirty Two Bills and Vetoes Five Bills

On June 24, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: SB 144 – Identification Cards SB 156 – Loss Run Statements CS/SB 254 – Religious Institutions SB 288 – Electronic Dissemination of Commercial Recordings and Audiovisual Works CS/SB 1190 – Two-Way Radio Communication Enhancement Systems CS/CS/SB 1304 – Public Records CS/CS/SB 1798 – Sexually Related […]