Governor Ron DeSantis Makes One Judicial Appointment

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces one judicial appointment to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.   Javier Enriquez, of Miami, to serve as Judge on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court   Enriquez has served as a Judge on the Miami-Dade County Court since his appointment by Governor DeSantis in 2021. Previously, he served as […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Board of Dentistry

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ben Assad Mirza and the reappointment of Dr. Christine Bojaxhi and Dr. Thomas McCawley to the Board of Dentistry.   Ben Assad Mirza Mirza, of Plantation, is an Attorney with Mirza Healthcare Law Partners. He is a Licensed Attorney with the Florida Bar and the District […]

What They Are Saying: Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Relief for Prescription Drug Prices, Protects Small Businesses from Pharmaceutical Middlemen

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis was in The Villages to announce a legislative proposal to protect consumers and small businesses and rein in Pharmacy Benefit Managers through accountability in Florida’s drug market. To read the full proposal, click here.   Read what Floridians are saying about Governor DeSantis’ efforts to lower prescription drug prices […]

Florida Launches 2023 Black History Month Student and Educator Contests

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Student essay contest winners will receive a 2-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation ~  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida officially launched the 2023 Black History Month student art and essay contests with the theme of “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians.” These […]

During Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and Florida Highway Patrol Host Roundtable to Highlight Human Trafficking and Drug Trafficking Prevention Efforts

On January 12, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) hosted a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders about efforts to combat human trafficking. At the roundtable, law enforcement officers and sheriffs from Citrus, Pasco, Sumter, and Hernando counties joined together to discuss the importance of tracking down human traffickers and holding them […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Unveils Comprehensive Legislation to Increase Big Pharma Transparency and Accountability and Lower Prescription Drug Prices

On January 12, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled a legislative proposal to reign in unchecked Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and drive transparency among prescription drug prices influenced by Big Pharma. This proposal furthers the Administration’s efforts to lower prescription drug prices and reaffirms the state’s commitment to assist Floridians in making more informed health […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes One Judicial Nominating Commission Appointment

On January 11, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the following appointment to Florida’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.   Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Katherine “Kati” Cook, of Cape Coral, is an Associate Attorney at Boy Agnew Potanovic Miller, PLLC. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and her law degree […]

What They Are Saying: Environmental Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Historic Executive Order Continuing His Commitment to Stewardship of Florida’s Natural Resources

On January 11, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 23-06 (Achieving Even More Now for Florida’s Environment) to further advance the protection of Florida’s environment and water quality. Read what environmental leaders and stakeholders are saying about the future of conservation in Florida: “The Everglades Foundation applauds Governor DeSantis’ four-year record commitment of $3.5 billion […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Appointment of Major General John D. Haas as Adjutant General of Florida

On January 10, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Major General John D. Haas as Adjutant General of Florida.   Major General John D. Haas Major General Haas is the Assistant Adjutant General – Army and the Commander of the Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG). Prior to assuming his position, he was the Director […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Six to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees

On January 6, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Christopher Rufo, Dr. Matthew Spalding, Dr. Charles R. Kesler, Dr. Mark Bauerlein, Debra Jenks, and Jason “Eddie” Speir to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. Christopher Rufo Rufo is a Senior Fellow for the Manhattan Institute. He is also a writer and filmmaker. […]