Governor DeSantis Approves Historic $100 Million for Cancer Care and Research at NCI Facilities

On May 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the approval of $100 million for cancer research and care in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget, a $37 million increase over the current budget. Last year, the First Lady held a roundtable to announce the Governor’s proposal of this historic funding for Florida’s top […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Eight Bills

On May 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: HB 471 – Town of Lake Clarke Shores, Palm Beach County HB 927 – Downtown Crystal River Entertainment District, Citrus County CS/HB 1047 – Cedar Hammock Fire Control District, Manatee County CS/HB 1049 – Trailer Estates Fire Control District, Manatee County CS/HB 1097 – Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Protects Floridians from Protests Outside Their Homes

On May 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1571, which prohibits picketing and protesting outside of a person’s place of residence.   “Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “This bill will […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Approves Over $125 Million for Nursing Education to Provide Scholarships and Expand Infrastructure at Colleges and Universities for Clinical Training

On May 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

SANFORD, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his approval of over $125 million for nursing education for the 2022 – 2023 Fiscal Year, bringing the total amount of investment in workforce education funding to more than $5 billion since 2019. Additional funding for nurses in this year’s budget will include student loan reimbursement and scholarships […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints James Brown to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

On May 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of James Brown to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission.   James Brown Brown, of Apalachicola, is the former Law Enforcement Division Director for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the former Sales Manager for Boston Whaler Boats. He is the recipient of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Gary Jennings to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

On May 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Gary Jennings to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.   Gary Jennings Jennings, of Windermere, is the Director of Keep Florida Fishing for the American Sportfishing Association. He currently serves on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and is also a member of the Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Kevin Rollin to the Board of Optometry

On May 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Kevin Rollin to the Board of Optometry.   Kevin Rollin Rollin, of Sebastian, is a Partner at Napier and Rollin, PLLC. He currently serves on the Indian River County Environmental Control Hearing Board and is a member of the Vero Beach Rotary Club, the Indian […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Board of Control for Southern Regional Education

On May 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Megan Crombie, Arthur Keiser, Representative Alex Rizo, and G. “Devin” Stephenson to the Board of Control for Southern Regional Education.   Megan Crombie Crombie, of Tallahassee, is a teacher and instructional specialist at Florida State University School. She was named Florida State University School […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Patrick Hogan to the Board of Directors of Florida Achieving a Better Life Experience

On May 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Patrick Hogan to the Board of Directors of Florida Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE).   Patrick Hogan Hogan, of Land O’Lakes, is the Managing Shareholder of Hogan Legal Services, P.A. and works with Bay Area Legal Services. He is a member of the […]

Florida Tourism Continues to Grow in Q1 2022

On May 13, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida welcomed 36 million total visitors between January and March 2022 according to VISIT FLORIDA estimates. This is a 14 percent increase from Q4 2021, and the third consecutive quarter that overall visitation has surpassed pre-pandemic levels. Approximately 34.1 million domestic visitors traveled to Florida in […]