Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments

On December 2, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces two judicial appointments: one to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court and one to the Palm Beach County Court.   John Parnofiello, of Jupiter, to serve as Judge on the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court   Parnofiello has served as a Judge on the Palm Beach County Court since […]

Inaugural Native American Heritage Month Student and Educator Contest Winners Announced in Ceremony at Governor’s Mansion

On December 2, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Prizes were provided by the Seminole Tribe of Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This week, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis honored Native American Heritage Month with a reception at the Governor’s Mansion. At the event, the Governor and First Lady announced the winners of the student and educator contest, which were offered through a collaboration between […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Over $22 Million for Water Quality Projects to Benefit Biscayne Bay

On December 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced seven awards totaling $22.7 million to support water quality improvements and protection of Biscayne Bay. Projects funded through the Biscayne Bay Grant Program include septic to sewer conversions, stormwater management and wetland restoration in areas surrounding Biscayne Bay, Florida’s largest estuary with a direct connection to Florida’s […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $5.5 Million for Infrastructure in Jacksonville through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $5.5 million to the City of Jacksonville through the Governor’s Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to construct a rail spur for the mega site at the Cecil Commerce Center, a 600-acre industrial park that will support the manufacturing and logistics industries. The rail spur will connect the main […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Unite Florida Portal for State Sheltering and Housing Assistance

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

Residents impacted by Hurricane Ian can visit the Unite Florida Recovery Portal to report sheltering and housing needs and additional unmet needs   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor DeSantis announced the launch of the Unite Florida Recovery Portal to connect Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian to important recovery resources, including housing support. Florida’s first-ever state-led sheltering […]

Florida Creates Jobs for the 30th Consecutive Month, Shows Economic Resiliency Despite Impacts of Hurricane Ian

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

More Floridians Enter the Workforce While National Labor Force Shrinks  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s economic data continues to show strength even with impacts from Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. In the October 2022 economic data report, Florida’s labor force grew by 36,000 and Florida’s private sector added 35,000 jobs. This […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces State Office Closures on November 23rd, December 23rd and December 30th in Celebration of the Holidays

On November 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that state offices will be closed on November 23rd, December 23rd and December 30th. “Our state employees have worked hard throughout the year, especially over the past few months responding to Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Closing state offices on November 23rd, December 23rd […]

Florida Tourism Continues to Experience Record Growth in Q3 2022

On November 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced continued record visitation to Florida in the third quarter of 2022. VISIT FLORIDA estimates that Florida welcomed 35.1 million visitors between July and September 2022, marking a 6.9 percent increase from Q3 2021, and the fifth consecutive quarter of overall visitation surpassing pre-pandemic levels. According to VISIT FLORIDA, […]

Florida Responds to Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole

On November 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reopening of all sections of State Road (S.R.) A1A with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) expediting emergency repairs in the wake of Hurricane Nicole. The storm significantly damaged parts of the scenic highway by washing out nearby dunes, eating into the shoulder across three counties. Crews began work on Thursday to restore the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Joins Local Officials to Assess Damage from Hurricane Nicole, Announces $20 Million for Emergency Beach Repair

On November 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Use courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined local officials in Flagler and Volusia counties to assess damage from Hurricane Nicole due to coastal flooding and beach erosion. Following the tour of impacted areas, Governor DeSantis announced that he has directed the Florida Department of […]