First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins Department of Juvenile Justice and Volunteer Florida to Announce Mentoring Initiative for At-Risk Youth

On January 31, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis joined the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and Volunteer Florida to announce the launch of DJJ’s new mentoring initiative – One Mentor, One Child. This initiative will build a statewide mentoring network that will match mentors with at-risk youth in their local communities.   DJJ will work with Volunteer Florida […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on Biden Administration to Prioritize Funding for the EAA Reservoir Project

On January 31, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Biden Administration to allocate the funding necessary to timely advance the federal portion of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir project. Additionally, Governor DeSantis requested the Biden Administration include at least $725 million for Everglades restoration in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2023 budget request. The full […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on Biden Administration to Prioritize Funding for the EAA Reservoir Project

On January 31, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Senator Marco Rubio, Congressman Brian Mast, Congressman Byron Donalds, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Shawn Hamilton, Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) Wes Brooks, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and other stakeholders to call on the Biden Administration to allocate the funding necessary to […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Hosts Roundtable to Highlight Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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

MIAMI – Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez held a roundtable discussion aimed at combating human trafficking in the State of Florida as part of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Lieutenant Governor was joined by Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Shevaun Harris, Citrus Health Network President and CEO Mario Jardon, and Kristi […]

Governor DeSantis Issues Statement on Florida Filing Suit Against the Biden Administration’s Unlawful Border Policies

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida joined states from across the nation, including Texas, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alaska in filing suit against the Biden Administration for reinstating the Central America Minors (CAM) Program. This program is another example of the Biden Administration’s utter contempt for the faithful enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws. […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Applauds Opening of William J. ‘Billy Joe’ Rish Recreation Area in Cape San Blas

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

Repairs for day use completed after Hurricane Michael damaged this uniquely designed park for individuals with disabilities and their families TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis applauds the opening of William J. “Billy Joe” Rish Recreation Area located in Cape San Blas for day use. The opening, following necessary renovations due to Hurricane Michael […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $80 Million in Awards for Community Storm Resiliency Projects, Highlights Florida’s Economic Momentum

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

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $80 million in awards to South Florida communities through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program. Funding received through the grant program will enhance community infrastructure, support the environment, and mitigate against damage from future storms. At the event, […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Visits Nemours Children’s Health, Recognizes Incredible Cancer Patient Specialist, and Highlights Proposal for Record Investment in Cancer Research

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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis visited Nemours Specialty Care Clinic to highlight Florida’s investments in cancer research and care. During the visit, First Lady DeSantis presented the First Lady’s Medal for Courage, Commitment, and Service to Child Life Specialist Joli Craver. Ms. Craver supports pediatric patients and their parents as they undergo cancer treatment […]

“It’s Not Disheartening, It’s Disgusting”: At Governor DeSantis’ Roundtable Discussion, Physicians and Patients React to Federal Government Ending Access to COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

On January 26, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable with doctors and patients who have recently received monoclonal antibodies now banned by the Biden Administration to highlight the real-world clinical success of these treatments. On Monday night, Biden’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unexpectedly revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Eli Lilly and […]

Governor DeSantis Highlights Innovative Book Delivery Program During Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

On January 25, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and Speaker Chris Sprowls at Riversink Elementary School in Wakulla County to highlight the New Worlds Reading Initiative – an innovative book-delivery program created through House Bill 3 during the 2021 Legislative Session and signed into law by Governor DeSantis in June 2021. At […]