Lieutenant Governor Nuñez Joins Multi-Agency Strike Force Combatting the Effects of the Open Southern Border

On March 4, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez participated in a ride-along in support of Operation Safe Highways, a multi-agency strike force tasked with interdicting criminals on state roadways with an emphasis on illegal drugs and criminal aliens. Florida law enforcement agencies participating include Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Florida National Guard, and Escambia, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Glen Gilzean as Orange County Supervisor of Elections

On March 4, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces the appointment of Glen Gilzean as Supervisor of Elections in Orange County to fill the vacancy left by former supervisor Bill Cowles’ retirement in January. Gilzean has been a dedicated public servant to the State of Florida, most recently serving as Administrator of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District […]

Florida State Guard Graduates 205 from the February Initial Entry Training Class

On March 2, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida State Guard (FSG) graduated 205 soldiers from the February Initial Entry Training (IET). Over the past three weeks, volunteers completed the robust training program—earning the title of Florida State Guard Soldier.   “The Florida State Guard serves an important role in emergency response for the state,” […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Vetoes Two Bills

On March 1, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed the following bills:   CS/HB 1 – Online Protections for Minors  CS/HB 1377 – Public Records   To view the transmittal letter, click here and here.   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs One Bill

On February 29, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bill:   CS/HB 117 – Disclosure of Grand Jury Testimony    To view the transmittal letter, click here.   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives One Bill from the Florida Legislature

On February 28, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bill from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until March 6, 2024, to act on this bill.   CS/HB 117 – Disclosure of Grand Jury Testimony    ###

Governor DeSantis Signs Legislation to Authorize the Release of Jeffrey Epstein Grand Jury Documents

On February 29, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 117, which allows for the public release of grand jury documents, such as those related to the 2006 Florida investigation into Jeffrey Epstein. Two victims of Epstein joined Governor DeSantis in Palm Beach to celebrate the justice that was being delivered.   “The public deserves […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Awards Six Collier County Nonprofit Organizations Checks from the Hope Florida Fund

On February 28, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

                                                                  Photos courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor NAPLES, Fla. — First Lady Casey DeSantis awarded six Collier County nonprofit organizations with $10,000 […]

Governor DeSantis Speaks at Freedom Institute of Collier County

On February 28, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited The Freedom Institute of Collier County where he highlighted Florida’s success in education and position as the number one state in the country for school choice. Then, Governor DeSantis participated in a Q&A with the institute’s co-founder, Tom Grady, to discuss the multitude of opportunities afforded to Florida’s […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Celebrate Black History Month and Host Contest Winners at Governor’s Residence

On February 27, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

Photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis hosted a reception at the Governor’s Residence in honor of Black History Month. Governor DeSantis recognized educators and announced the winners of the student art and essay contest. This year’s theme is Celebrating […]