WHAT THEY ARE SAYING Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Framework for Freedom Budget

On February 3, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two days ago, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his Framework for Freedom Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The Framework for Freedom Budget totals $114.8 billion, with total reserves exceeding $15 billion. The Framework for Freedom Budget builds on Florida’s successes as the state continues to outpace the nation in building a robust […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Private-Sector Support for Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Ian and Awards $2.1 Million to Accelerate Recovery Efforts

On February 3, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis met with individuals impacted by Hurricane Ian and awarded funding through the Florida Disaster Fund to non-profits and faith-based organizations that have supported Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian. While in Fort Myers, the First Lady announced the donations of hundreds of commodities that will be used to help […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Awards $50,000 in Hope Florida Funds to Five Polk County Non-Profit Organizations

On February 2, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

  Additional photos available here. Video is available here and available to download here. Use of photos and video courtesy of the Executive Office of Governor Ron DeSantis AUBURNDALE, Fla. — First Lady Casey DeSantis surprised five exceptional Polk County non-profit organizations with $10,000 each through the Hope Florida Fund. Recipients recognized by the First Lady were: […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces First Awards Through Broadband Opportunity Program

On February 2, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

More Than $144 Million Awarded to 58 Projects Across 41 Florida Counties MILTON, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the first set of awards through the Broadband Opportunity Grant Program to expand access to broadband internet for Florida’s underserved communities. More than $144 million was awarded for 58 projects in 41 Florida counties for broadband internet […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Framework for Freedom Budget

On February 1, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his Framework for Freedom Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2023–2024. The Framework for Freedom Budget totals $114.8 billion, with total reserves exceeding $15 billion. The Framework for Freedom Budget builds on Florida’s successes as the state continues to outpace the nation in building a robust economy, safeguarding […]

Governor DeSantis Elevates Civil Discourse and Intellectual Freedom in Higher Education

On January 31, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor DeSantis Elevates Civil Discourse and Intellectual Freedom in Higher Education   Legislative Proposal Takes a Stand Against Academic Discrimination and Indoctrination    SARASOTA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced legislation for the 2023 Session to further elevate civil discourse and intellectual freedom in higher education, further pushing back against the tactics of liberal elites who […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiative

On January 30, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor proposes a $4 billion investment, which will be leveraged for a total of $7 billion, to expedite projects that will alleviate congestion and prioritize safety AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor DeSantis announced the Moving Florida Forward initiative to expedite transportation projects over the next four years. If passed by the legislature, this proposal would invest $4 […]

Memo: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Aerospace Hero Colonel Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr.

On January 27, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management; Amy Lockhart, Chair of County Commission, Seminole County; Pat Bates, Mayor, Altamonte Springs FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:             Friday, January 27, 2023 RE:                 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Law and Order Legislation

On January 26, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his legislative proposal to maintain and further improve Florida’s 50-year record low crime rate. This proposal pushes back against the abolishment of cash bail, increases penalties for drug-related crimes, steps up human smuggling interdictions, strengthens the punishment for child rapists, prevents the early release of sex criminals, and makes […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Hometown Heroes Program Reaches Milestone $50 Million Awarded for Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance

On January 25, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Hometown Heroes housing assistance program has awarded more than $50 million in down payment and closing cost assistance to Florida’s hometown heroes. The program assists individuals such as law enforcement officers, educators, healthcare professionals, and active military personnel or veterans in purchasing their first home […]