VIDEO RELEASE: Governor DeSantis Encourages All Floridians to Celebrate Constitution Day

On September 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

The full Constitution Day video is available for use and can be accessed here or by clicking the image above.   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged all Floridians to celebrate September 17th as Constitution Day in commemoration of the date when the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution in 1787. In recognition of Constitution Day, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Felix Rodríguez with Governor’s Medal of Freedom

On September 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded Felix I. Rodríguez-Mendigutía with the Governor’s Medal of Freedom, the highest honor in the State of Florida, to recognize his meritorious contribution to the cause of freedom around the world and continued involvement in Florida’s rich Cuban-American culture. The Governor was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Monroe County Commissioner Mike Forster

On September 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger Director of Real Estate Development and Management; Michelle Coldiron, County Mayor, Monroe County; Buddy Pinder, Mayor, Village of Islamorada   FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:             September 17, 2021   RE:         […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Statewide Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Success

On September 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was at Broward Health to highlight progress made in Florida through efforts to expand access to live-saving monoclonal antibody treatments. Florida has 25 state-run monoclonal antibody treatment sites. Since opening the first state monoclonal antibody site in Florida on August 12th, our state has experienced a more […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 20 Judicial Appointments

On September 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, in anticipation of Constitution Day 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis is excited to announce the appointments of 20 rule of law judges to the following five circuits and ten county courts: Fourth, Ninth, Eleventh, Fifteenth and Eighteenth Judicial Circuits, as well as Citrus, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, […]

What They Are Saying: Governor DeSantis Announces End of the High-Stakes FSA Testing to Become the First State in the Nation to Fully Transition to Progress Monitoring

On September 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

CLEARWATER, Fla. – This week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a legislative proposal that will eliminate the common-core based, end-of-year, high-stakes Florida Statewide Assessment and create the new Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (F.A.S.T.) plan, which will monitor student progress and foster individual growth. Educators, parents, education organizations and leaders from across the state applauded the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $3.4 Million in Awards through Military Community Grant Programs

On September 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Investing in Florida’s military bases and supporting economic diversification for defense-friendly communities   STARKE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida have awarded $3.4 million to communities throughout Florida through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program, the Defense Reinvestment Grant Program, and the Florida Defense Support Task […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Representative Thomas L. “Tommy” Hazouri

On September 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   TO:                 Tom Berger Director of Real Estate Development and Management; Samuel Newby, City Council President, Jacksonville; Lenny Curry, Mayor, Jacksonville FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:             September 15, 2021 RE:               […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Stephen H. Grimes

On September 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger Director of Real Estate Development and Management; Rick Minor, County Commissioner, Leon County; John E. Dailey, Mayor, Tallahassee FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:             September 14, 2021 RE:                  Flags […]

Governor DeSantis Announces End of the High-Stakes FSA Testing to Become the First State in the Nation to Fully Transition to Progress Monitoring

On September 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Legislative proposal will reduce test time by 75%, give teachers and parents more impactful and timely input, and fully eliminate common core ~   CLEARWATER, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a legislative proposal that will eliminate the common-core based, end-of-year, high-stakes Florida Statewide Assessment and create the new Florida Assessment of Student […]