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 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Patrick Zalupski to the University of Florida Board of Trustees

On February 2, 2023, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Patrick Zalupski to the University of Florida Board of Trustees.   Patrick Zalupski Zalupski of Ponte Vedra Beach is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dream Finders Homes, Inc. He is a current member of the Northeast Florida Builders Association. Zalupski earned his bachelor’s […]

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 Appoints Dr. Watson Ducatel to the Board of Osteopathic Medicine

On January 30, 2023, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Watson Ducatel to the Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Watson Ducatel Dr. Ducatel is the Owner and Physician of Healthy Bodies Medical Center. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and is a current member of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Leah Valenti as Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections

On January 30, 2023, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Leah Valenti as Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections. Leah Valenti Valenti, of Port Charlotte, is the External Affairs Manager for TECO Peoples Gas. She previously served as the Southwest Florida District Director to Senator Rick Scott and District Director to Congressman Thomas Rooney. She is currently […]

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 […]