Governor Ron DeSantis, FDOT Announce Completion of 23rd Street Flyover in Panama City

On January 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Panama City, Fla. — Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis joined Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. as well as other state and local partners in Panama City to celebrate the completion 23rd Street Flyover project. The $67.9 million project is part of a continuing effort by FDOT to improve safety, ease corridor […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces His “Florida Leads” Budget Proposal for FY 2021-2022

On January 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released his “Florida Leads” budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Governor Ron DeSantis said, “While the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the strength of our state and our nation, Florida is resilient and will continue to lead. The cornerstone of my mission has been to protect our most vulnerable residents […]

Florida Surpasses 1 Million Seniors Vaccinated

On January 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Ron DeSantis highlights Seniors First approach in Florida Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s official reporting now reflects more than 1 million seniors 65 and older have been vaccinated in the state, leading the nation in vaccinations of seniors. “Florida is full speed ahead with our Seniors First strategy and it […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites at Publix Super Markets to Support Seniors First

On January 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced eight Publix pharmacies in Indian River County and 11 Publix pharmacies in St. Lucie County will begin offering the COVID vaccine, bringing the total in the state of Florida to 261 Publix locations in 20 counties. For a list of all vaccination sites at Publix locations in Florida, […]

ICYMI: Florida on Track to Offer Vaccine to Every Long-Term Care Facility Resident and Staff Member by February 1

On January 25, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that by February 1st, the COVID-19 vaccine will have been offered to every resident and staff member to Florida’s nearly 700 nursing homes and over 3,000 assisted living facilities. The Governor made this announcement during a visit to River Garden Hebrew House for the Aged in Jacksonville, where […]

Governor Ron DeSantis: Florida Putting Seniors First and Leading the Nation in Vaccinations for Those 65+

On January 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts, highlighting steps the state is taking to increase vaccinations and put Florida’s Seniors First. Watch the Governor’s update by clicking the image below or clicking HERE. Text from Governor DeSantis’ video message as delivered is provided below: Hi, this is Governor […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly $100 Million in Infrastructure Awards to Communities Impacted by Hurricane Irma

On January 22, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Key Largo, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that nearly $100 million has been awarded to 24 communities impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. The program, administered by DEO, helps communities fund infrastructure restoration and improvement projects in communities impacted by disasters. The funds are […]

Florida Approaching 1 Million Seniors Vaccinated

On January 22, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Ron DeSantis joined 100-year-old WWII veteran Henry Sayler as he received vaccine Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined decorated World War II veteran and centenarian Henry Sayler to witness Sayler receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This moment commemorates Florida nearing 1 million seniors vaccinated in the state. “Florida is reaching a […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Bruce L. Bartlett as State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit

On January 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-12, appointing Bruce L. Bartlett as state attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Bartlett, who currently serves as Chief Assistant State Attorney, replaces the late Bernie McCabe, who passed away on January 1st, 2021 after serving as state attorney since 1992. For a PDF copy […]

Florida Leads the Nation in Vaccines for Ages 65+ with Seniors First Approach

On January 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida first in the nation in the vaccination of seniors 65+ based on publicly available data from other states Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted Florida’s strong momentum on vaccinating seniors age 65 and older. Since the beginning of the public health emergency, Governor DeSantis has put Florida’s Seniors First. Florida was the first state in […]