Governor Ron DeSantis Reports that Florida Demonstrations Have Remained Largely Peaceful Over Past 24 Hours

On June 2, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

No significant law enforcement or civilian injuries or deaths reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE); no reports of widespread property damage Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis reported that demonstrations across the state of Florida have remained largely peaceful over the past 24 hours and no significant law enforcement or civilian […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Thanks State and Local Leaders for Partnership to Keep Floridians Safe

On June 1, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor mobilizes 700 Florida National Guard soldiers and coordinates more than 1,300 sworn Florida Highway Patrol troopers to support local law enforcement efforts Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued the following statement thanking state and local leaders for their partnership to keep Floridians safe: “Florida has zero tolerance for violence, rioting and looting. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Partnership with Home Depot and Publix to Open Six COVID-19 Testing Sites

On May 29, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Boca Raton, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has partnered with Home Depot and Publix to establish six additional COVID-19 testing sites. Governor DeSantis made this announcement at the first Home Depot testing site in Boca Raton. The Florida Division of Emergency Management is providing staffing and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Season by Taking Advantage of Sales Tax Holiday

On May 29, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs May 29 – June 4 Boca Raton, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Department of Revenue are encouraging Floridians to prepare for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season by taking advantage of the Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Agreement with USDA to Administer $380 Million for the Recovery of Florida’s Timber Industry from Hurricane Michael

On May 28, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to administer $380.7 million in grant funding for Florida’s timber industry following the impact of Hurricane Michael. “My administration has been working tirelessly to secure this agreement for timber producers in Northwest Florida,” said […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Kyle Cohen to the Twentieth Circuit Court

On May 28, 2020, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Kyle Cohen to the Twentieth Circuit Court. The Twentieth Circuit encompasses Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. Cohen, of Estero, has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida since 2008 and currently serves in the Civil Division of […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Appointments of Judge Renatha Francis and John Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court

On May 28, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – On May 26 in Miami, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Judge Renatha Francis and John Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Francis’ appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Robert Luck and Mr. Couriel’s appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Lagoa. Francis will officially […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Florida Leaders and Stakeholders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet on Approval of Florida Forever Land Acquisition

On May 28, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved a 17,080-acre land acquisition within the Dickerson Bay/ Bald Point Florida Forever project from The Nature Conservancy. The acquisition of this property, also known as The Bluffs, provides a permanent means of protecting and restoring the estuaries that recreational and commercial fishers rely […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Participation in the USDA’s Pandemic EBT Program

On May 27, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

P-EBT provides additional assistance to families with children participating in the free and reduced-price school meal program Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced federal approval for the implementation of Florida’s Pandemic EBT Program (P-EBT). The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), developed […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Grant Conyers as the Liberty County Supervisor of Elections

On May 27, 2020, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Grant Conyers as the Liberty County Supervisor of Elections. Grant Conyers Conyers, of Bristol, is the owner and operator of Conyers Hardwood Flooring, Inc., a construction company he has owned since 2005. Prior to founding his company, he worked at Preble-Rish Engineering in Blountstown, […]