Governor Ron DeSantis Applauds Upgraded Bond Rating for State University System

On October 31, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

S&P Global Ratings Raises Bond Rating from AA to AA+ Tallahassee, Fla. — Yesterday, S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term and underlying (SPUR) ratings on the Florida Board of Governor’s (BOG) university system improvement revenue bonds issued for the Florida State University System to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA.’ “This rating upgrade is great news for Florida’s […]

DeSantis/ Nuñez Administrative Schedule for Thursday, October 31, 2019

On October 31, 2019, in Governor and Lt. Governor Schedule, by Staff

DeSantis/ Nuñez Administrative Schedule for Thursday, October 31, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Discussion Panel at Florida International University

On October 29, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. – Yesterday, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez visited Florida International University to host a Domestic Violence Awareness panel about the various types of domestic violence, its impact and prevention efforts. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that on average, nearly 20 people per minute, or 10 million a year, are physically abused by […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Breaks Ground on Embankments and Canals to Complete Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir

On October 25, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

LaBelle, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited the site of the Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir to break ground on the embankments and canals to complete this important Everglades restoration project. The Governor was joined by members of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and FDOT Announce $1.4 Billion Westshore Area Interchange Construction Project

On October 24, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced $1.4 billion for the reconstruction of the I-275/SR 60 Westshore Area Interchange in Tampa. The project is set to take place in fiscal year 2023-2024. The reconstruction of this major system-to-system interchange in the Westshore Business District, the largest employment […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and FWC Announce Extension for Gulf Red Snapper Fishing

On October 24, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced two additional recreational red snapper fishing days for Gulf waters, due to the timing of Tropical Storm Nestor’s impacts to the state. The fall weekends season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations, which was previously announced to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Statement on Florida Senate’s Vote to Remove Scott Israel from Office

On October 23, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued the below statement following the Florida Senate’s vote granting the Governor’s request to remove former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from office: Governor Ron DeSantis said, “I thank the Florida Senate for tending to this matter. I hope the outcome provides some measure of relief to the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Removal of Tamiami Trail Roadbed

On October 23, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a permit to the Department of Interior’s National Park Service, Everglades National Park, for the removal of 5.45 miles of roadbed along the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41). This critical project is a component of the larger Central Everglades Planning […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet Take Action to Expedite Construction of EAA Reservoir Project

On October 22, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet took action to expedite construction of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project. During today’s meeting of the Governor and Cabinet, the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund approved the early termination of a state lease with Florida Crystals on lands needed […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Additional Law Firms to Participate in the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW)

On October 22, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the participation of additional law firms in the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW). GI LAW began accepting pro bono legal services requests from active duty service members in May 2019, and to date, seven statewide law firms have provided free legal representation to over […]