Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints 17 as Judges of Compensation Claims

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces 17 reappointments to the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims.   The Honorable Frank Clark, of Fort Myers, to serve as Judge of Compensation Claims   Clark has served as a Judge of Compensation Claims since his appointment in 2016. He previously served as an Attorney […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $4.4 Million in Funding to Southeast Florida Communities Through DEO’s Rural Infrastructure Fund, Community Development Block Grant Programs

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

FELLSMERE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $4.4 million in funding to communities in Southeast Florida through the Rural Infrastructure Fund and the Community Development Block Grant-CV (CDBG-CV) Entitlement program and Small Cities program. Indian River County will use the funding received to attract new industry opportunities to the Headwaters Commerce Park, including […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Medal of Freedom to First Lady of Golf Barbara Nicklaus

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

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis presented Barbara Nicklaus with the Governor’s Medal of Freedom, the highest honor in the State of Florida, to recognize her contributions to the well-being of children and children’s health in Florida and beyond. Barbara Nicklaus is the co-founder and Chair of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Senator Richard R. “Dick” Renick

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

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development                        Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Chair of County Commission, Miami-Dade County                         Francis Suarez, Mayor, Miami     FROM: […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Nine Bills

On February 24, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: SB 846 – Florida Statutes SB 848 – Florida Statutes SB 850 – Florida Statutes SB 852 – Florida Statutes SB 854 – Florida Statutes SB 7000 – A Review under the Open Government Sunset Review Act SB 7004 – A Review under the Open […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Dr. Joe Ladapo Buck CDC with New Official State Guidance

On February 24, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Click above to watch the announcement video, courtesy Governor’s Press Office.  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo announced significant changes to Florida’s COVID-19 guidance including pushing back on unscientific corporate masking, reducing isolation for all Floridians including those in schools and daycares, and recommending that physicians should exercise their […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Over $1 Million to Moore Haven for Rural Infrastructure Improvements

On February 23, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $1 million in funding to the City of Moore Haven through two Rural Infrastructure Fund grants to improve and enhance the downtown area and attract new development, creating new jobs and improving the local economy. The City of Moore Haven will use the funds […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Launches Donation Portal for Southwest Florida Tornado Survivors Following Federal Government’s Decision to Deny Assistance

On February 22, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Following the federal government’s denial of Florida’s request to provide assistance to individuals impacted by the tornadoes that touched down in Charlotte and Lee counties on January 16, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) launched a donation portal to provide immediate relief for disaster survivors impacted by […]

Governor DeSantis Awards $11 Million to Support Infrastructure in North Florida Rural Communities

On February 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MADISON, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded nearly $11 million to support infrastructure in Madison, Suwannee, and Putnam counties through the Rural Infrastructure fund and the Community Development Block Grant program administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Since the beginning of 2021, Governor DeSantis has traveled the state to award more […]

Governor DeSantis Urges Biden Administration to Reverse Individual Assistance Denial for Residents Impacted by Southwest Florida Tornadoes

On February 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Division of Emergency Management Director (FDEM) Kevin Guthrie met with disaster survivors impacted by the recent Southwest Florida tornadoes and urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reverse their decision to deny the State’s Individual Assistance request. “Floridians shouldn’t be punished for a disaster […]