Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Marcus Chambers to the Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors

On June 21, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Marcus Chambers to the Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors. Marcus Chambers Chambers is the Superintendent of Schools for Okaloosa County. With over 26 years of experience in education, he received the First Year Teacher of the Year Award for Ruckel Middle School in […]

Florida’s Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate DOUBLES the National Rate Over the Last Five Years

On June 21, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida also continues to outperform the nation in private sector job growth; beats national unemployment figures for 43rd month in a row TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor DeSantis announced that Florida’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 21.9 percent from the first quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2024, nearly double the national growth […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Two Bills

On June 20, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: HB 725 – Veterans’ Long-term Care Facilities Admissions CS/CS/HB 1329 – Veterans To view the transmittal letter, click here.   ###

Governor DeSantis Signs Legislation to Support Florida Veterans and Their Families

On June 20, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 725 and House Bill 1329 to support Florida’s veterans and their families through services for veterans shifting to civilian life, ensuring spouses can enjoy long-term care together, and expanding benefits available for veterans. “Florida is committed to remaining the most military- and veteran-friendly state in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees

On June 19, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Blair Bradley, Shawn Hindle, and Belinda Kirkegard and the reappointment of John Davis to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees. Blair Bradley Bradley is a former Analyst for North American Reserve Corporation. Active in her community, she serves as a STEM tutor and volunteer for […]

Governor DeSantis Highlights Coral Reef Conservation Efforts and Enhancements to the 2024 Lobster Mini-Season and the 2024 Lionfish Challenge

On June 19, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

MARATHON, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted Florida’s investments in coral reef protection and announced enhancements to the 2024 Lionfish Challenge and 2024 Lobster Mini-Season. Through the FY 2024-2025 Focus on Florida’s Future Budget, the Governor invested a historic $57 million for coral reef restoration and coastal protection, bringing the total investment in these efforts in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Four Bills

On June 18, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/CS/HB 885 – Coverage for Biomarker Testing CS/CS/CS/SB 1582 – Department of Health CS/SB 7072 – Cancer Funding SB 7078 – Public Records To view the transmittal letters, click here and here.   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Significant State Investments and Signs Legislation Related to Health Care and Cancer Treatment

On June 18, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted substantial investments in both pediatric and cancer care and signed three bills furthering health care innovation, health care research, and patient care in Florida: Senate Bill 1582, Senate Bill 7072, and House Bill 885. “Between our strong investments in both pediatric and cancer care and the legislation signed today,” said […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments

On June 17, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces two judicial appointments: Chris Bufano, of Bristol, to serve as Judge on the Liberty County Court Bufano has served as a Deputy General Counsel for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement since 2022. Previously, he served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. He earned his […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives 37 Bills from the Florida Legislature

On June 17, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature; CS/HB 21 – Dozier School for Boys and Okeechobee School Victim Compensation Program CS/CS/HB 23 – Public Records HB 91 – Transportation Facility Designations CS/HB 133 – Criminal History of Licensees and Employees CS/CS/HB 165 – Sampling of Beach Waters and Public […]