Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Two Bills from the Florida Legislature

On February 23, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until March 1, 2024 to act on these bills.     CS/HB 1 – Online Protections for Minors  CS/HB 1377 – Public Records ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $6 Million to Hurricane Idalia-Impacted Communities

On February 23, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

CEDAR KEY, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $6 million in awards to Hurricane Idalia-impacted communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) program and the Florida Disaster Fund. $5.3 million in RIF awards have been awarded to help nine communities impacted by Hurricane Idalia by strengthening public infrastructure and expanding job opportunities for […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Deploys More Florida Personnel to Secure the Southern Border

On February 23, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis deployed more National Guardsmen and Florida Highway Patrol Troopers to Texas to assist Texas officials as they work to secure our southern border. Fifty National Guardsmen departed Pensacola in this wave, alongside 76 Florida Highway Patrol Troopers.   “The Biden Border Crisis has made every state a border state, requiring […]

ICYMI: Florida Welcomes Israeli Technology Companies for Pitch Day at the Capital

On February 22, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Department of Management Services and FloridaCommerce hosted “Pitch Day at the Capital” in collaboration with SelectFlorida, the Florida Opportunity Fund, and the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator. Highlighted by multiple Memoranda of Understanding and historic trade missions led by Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida and Israel share a unique economic relationship, particularly in the technology […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Brings Accountability to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

On February 22, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —  Today, Governor Ron DeSantis provided an update on the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (CFTOD) and highlighted some of the troubling findings of the first comprehensive, independent audit of the former Reedy Creek Improvement District in its 55-year history. Additionally, Governor DeSantis extolled the improvements made by the CFTOD for residents, taxpayers, and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $25 Million for Workforce Development Initiatives

On February 21, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced an investment of nearly $25 million from the Workforce Development Capitalization Incentive Grant Program to either create or expand 19 programs dedicated to strengthening workforce development across Florida. The initiative underscores Florida’s dedication to equipping students statewide with the essential skills required for success in high-demand occupations.   Workforce Development […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Advocates for a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional Term Limits

On February 20, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was invited by the U.S. Term Limits organization to travel to meet with legislative leaders to encourage the passage of state resolutions calling for term limits on members of Congress. Florida passed House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 693 calling for a U.S. Term Limits convention during the 2024 Legislative Session. Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Eight Judicial Appointments

On February 19, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces eight judicial appointments, two to the Orange County Court, two to the Osceola County Court, two to the Eleventh Circuit Court, and two to the Miami-Dade County Court.   Jeramy Beasley, of Orlando, to serve as Judge on the Orange County Court Beasley has worked as a Litigation […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Six Bills

On February 15, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills:   SB 72 – Florida Statutes SB 74 – Florida Statutes SB 76 – Florida Statutes SB 78 – Florida Statutes SB 80 – Florida Statutes SB 82 – Florida Statutes   To view the transmittal letters, click here.   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Debunks Book Ban Hoax, Calls on Florida Legislature to Amend the Law to Prevent Abuse from Activists

On February 15, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

Video courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor. To watch, click here. ***EXPLICIT CONTENT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN***   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis continued to debunk the false narrative that the state of Florida bans books. Florida does not ban books, instead, the state has empowered parents to object to obscene material […]