Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Record Breaking Tourism Numbers

On May 16, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that tourism to Florida has reached unprecedented levels, solidifying Florida’s status as the premier destination for travelers worldwide. Revised figures for 2023 show that Florida welcomed more than 140.6 million visitors, breaking previous records. Additionally, Florida’s first quarter of 2024 hit 40.6 million visitors, the highest ever recorded for a […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Three Bills

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills:   CS/CS/HB 1645 – Energy Resources CS/CS/HB 1331 – Commodities Produced by Forced Labor HB 7071 – Foreign Investments by the State Board of Administration To view the transmittal letter, click here.   ###

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

On May 14, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:               Brian Fienemann, Director of Real Estate Development and Management FROM:         Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:          Tuesday, May 14, 2024 RE:               Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day Peace Officers Memorial Day honors […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Additional Actions to Combat Human Trafficking and Support Survivors

On May 13, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

CORAL GABLES, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced additional actions in Florida to stop human trafficking. The governor will approve $4.9 million in the 2024–2025 budget to expand access to emergency beds for victims of human trafficking and provide additional support staff, as well as establish a $900,000 grant opportunity through the Department of Children and Families […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs One Bill

On May 13, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bill: HB 7063 – Anti-human Trafficking To view the transmittal letter, click here.   ###

MEMORANDUM: Executive Order 24-95 (Amending Executive Order 24-94, Emergency Management – May North Florida Tornadoes)

On May 13, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                Members of the Press   FROM:          Bryan Griffin, Director of Communications, Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:           Monday, May 13, 2024   RE:               Executive Order 24-95 (Amending Executive Order 24-94, Emergency Management – May North […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $2.3 Million to Florida’s Military Communities

On May 13, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the award of $2.3 million through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program. These awards will bolster Florida’s military communities by supporting infrastructure projects and economic development of their surrounding communities. “Florida is the most military- and veteran-friendly state in the nation, and we are continually working to ensure that our military […]

The Office of Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Recovery Efforts Following Severe Weather in North Florida

On May 10, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Governor Ron DeSantis issued EO 24-94 which designates 12 counties to be under a state of emergency in order to maximize state resources and cooperative efforts to assist in recovery following severe weather on May 10th, 2024, that impacted North Florida. The Florida Division of Emergency Management is in contact with local emergency […]

MEMORANDUM

On May 10, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                Members of the Press FROM:         Bryan Griffin, Director of Communications, Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:          Friday, May 10, 2024 RE:               Executive Order 24-94 (May North Florida Tornadoes)   Following the severe weather that impacted North […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Highlight the Success of Hope Florida and Present Awards to Hope Florida Partners

On May 9, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

Hope Florida has helped nearly 30,000 transition off of government assistance and is consequentially estimated to save Florida taxpayers nearly $800 million dollars over the next 10 years.    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. —Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis highlighted the success of the Hope Florida Initiative and awarded seven Panhandle nonprofit […]