Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Lawsuit Against Biden Administration’s Reckless Delay of Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

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

LAKELAND, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to their unreasonable delay of more than 630 days in approving Florida’s proposal for its Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) submitted the first of its kind plan to […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Expands Hope Florida to Support Seniors through ‘A Pathway to Purpose’

On August 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the expansion of her Hope Florida initiative to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. This expansion, called Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose, will provide support for Florida’s elders by increasing assistance for seniors in need while helping to facilitate opportunities for seniors looking […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $1.9 Million to Suwannee County for Infrastructure Expansion through the Job Growth Grant Fund

On August 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $1.9 million to Suwannee County through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The project will support business growth of the Suwannee County Catalyst Site, a 500-acre industrial park centrally located between I-10 and U.S. 90. The funding awarded today will help Suwannee County expand […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $2.7 Million to City of Fort Pierce for Infrastructure Improvements through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund  

On August 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $2.7 million to the City of Fort Pierce through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The City of Fort Pierce will facilitate infrastructure improvements and the redevelopment of the City’s historic downtown area to spur economic growth and bring jobs closer to home for the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $68 Million for Electric Transit Buses

On August 29, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated another step in the state’s efforts to modernize public transit and reduce air pollutants caused by diesel emissions. Through the Volkswagen settlement, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is awarding more than $68 million that will secure 227 electric transit buses in 13 counties statewide that will […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Celebrate Special Olympians

On August 29, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis welcomed Special Olympians to the Governor’s Mansion for an event which included medal winners from the Special Olympics 2022 USA Games and athletes and teams that were not able to compete due to the vaccine mandate that was imposed until the state intervened […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Niva Falk to the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

On August 26, 2022, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Niva Falk to the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Niva Falk Falk, of Parkland, owns and operates her own practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Falk earned her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Seven to the College of the Florida Keys District Board of Trustees

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Daniel Leben, Kevin Madok, Michelle Maxwell, Michael Puto, Stephanie Scuderi, Sheldon Suga, and Richard Weinstein to the College of the Florida Keys District Board of Trustees.   Daniel Leben Leben is President of Smart Script Pharmacy and a Partner of Leben Family LLP. He is the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the College of Central Florida District Board of Trustees

On August 26, 2022, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Russell Branson, Fredrick Roberts Jr., Charlie Stone, and Dr. Michael Torres to the College of Central Florida District Board of Trustees. Russell Branson Branson, of Ocala, is the President of SouthState Bank. He is a board member for AdventHealth Ocala Hospital, Marion County Hospital District, and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Six to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees

On August 26, 2022, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Melissa Cauley, Travis “Dell” Corbin, James Dean, Joel Paul, Daniel Ryals III, and Karla Worley to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees.   Melissa Cauley Cauley is a retired Administrator and Student Advisor at Chipola College. She previously served as a Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Director […]