Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Promotes Water Safety Ahead of Memorial Day

On May 26, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – In recognition of Water Safety Month in Florida, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez joined Florida Department of Health (DOH) Deputy Secretary Dr. Kenneth Scheppke, Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Shevaun Harris, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Major Alberto Maza, local officials, and water safety stakeholders in Islamorada, Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $60 Million to 22 Projects Through the Broadband Opportunity Program

On May 26, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

To Date, More Than $226 Million Awarded for 88 Projects Across 53 Florida Counties, Connecting More Than 250,000 Homes and Businesses TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $60 million in awards through the Broadband Opportunity Program to expand broadband Internet access in Florida’s unserved communities. These awards will support 22 projects in 19 […]

Governor DeSantis Signs 10 Bills

On May 26, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills:   CS/CS/HB 139 – Benefits, Training, and Employment for Veterans and Their Spouses CS/HB 485 – Veterans’ Services and Recognition CS/HB 621 – Death Benefits for Active Duty Servicemembers CS/HB 635 – Dental Services for Veterans CS/HB 1125 – Interstate Education Compacts CS/HB 1127 – […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislative Package to Support Florida’s Military Members and Their Families

On May 26, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed eight bills to support Florida’s military members and their families. Florida is the most military-friendly state in the nation and is home to nearly 1.5 million veterans, the third largest veteran population in the country. Bills signed by the Governor will support veteran education and training opportunities, expand […]

Governor DeSantis Signs 27 Bills

On May 25, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/SB 50 – Public Records SB 218 – Genetic Counselors Using Telehealth CS/SB 232 – Exploitation of Vulnerable Persons CS/CS/SB 346 – Public Construction SB 708 – Estoppel Letters CS/SB 1002 – Motor Vehicle Glass        CS/CS/CS/SB 1068 – Drone Delivery Services CS/SB 1154 – Labor […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Operation Lone Star in Full Force as Florida Resources Arrive at Southern Border

On May 25, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

DEL RIO, Texas — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s assets are on-scene to assist the State of Texas with the influx of migrants illegally crossing the southern border. Last week, the State of Texas officially requested resources through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to assist in responding to the substantial public safety […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Memorial Day

On May 25, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:            Thursday, May 25, 2023 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Memorial Day On Memorial Day, we honor the heroes of the United States military who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. May we never forget the selfless bravery of the men […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation Toughening Penalties for Sex Criminals and Other Violent Offenders

On May 25, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 537, which toughens penalties for sex criminals. The bill makes all attempted sexual misconduct criminals ineligible for “gain-time,” a Department of Corrections program that sometimes shortens periods of incarceration. It also eliminates sentence reduction eligibility for any person convicted of attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Largest Tax Relief Plan in Florida’s History

On May 25, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Record $2.7 billion of tax relief could save a family of four as much as $1,000 over the course of a year. All videos may be used courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor.   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the largest tax relief plan in Florida’s history, providing Florida families […]

Governor DeSantis Signs 20 Bills

On May 24, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/CS/SB 110 – State Board of Administration CS/CS/SB 130 – Domestic Violence CS/SB 190 – Interscholastic Extracurricular Activities CS/CS/SB 306 – Catalytic Converters CS/CS/SB 540 – Local Government Comprehensive Plans SB 678 – Disposal of Property CS/CS/SB 770 – Residential Loan Alternative Agreements CS/CS/SB 838 […]