Governor Ron DeSantis Takes Action to Protect Floridians from the Dangerous Impacts of the Biden Border Crisis

On September 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis was joined by Attorney General Ashley Moody to announce three significant actions Florida is taking to address the Biden Border Crisis. First, Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order 21-223 to prohibit all Florida agencies under the purview of the Governor from facilitating illegal immigration into Florida, unless otherwise required by federal […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Directs Florida Secretary of State to Investigate Facebook for Alleged Violations of Election Laws

On September 27, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis directed Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to investigate Facebook for alleged election interference, following a bombshell report that the tech giant put its thumb on the scale of numerous state and local races by exempting elite users from Facebook’s own rules. “It’s no secret that Big Tech censors have long […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Terran Orbital will Invest $300 Million in Florida to Construct the World’s Largest, State-of-the-Art, Commercial Spacecraft Facility

On September 27, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

EXPLORATION PARK, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis announced Terran Orbital’s decision to choose Merritt Island for the construction of its Commercial Spacecraft and Constellation Facility, bringing valuable spacecraft manufacturing opportunities and capabilities to the State of Florida by investing more than $300 million in new construction and equipment. This will be the largest satellite manufacturing […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet

On September 24, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jessica Costello, Forough Hosseini, Corey Simon and Sandra Himmel to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet.   Jessica Costello Costello, of Tampa, is a County Court Judge in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. Previously, she was an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor and an Assistant State Attorney in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Piero Bussani to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees

On September 24, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Piero Bussani to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.   Piero Bussani Bussani, of Boca Raton, is the Chief Legal Officer and Global Head of Legal & Risk at Revantage Corporate Services. Previously, he was Chief Legal Officer and Managing Director of Digital […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Holly Raschein to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners

On September 24, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Holly Raschein to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners.   Holly Raschein Raschein, of Tavernier, is Government Relations Director for AshBritt and a Market Advisor for First State Bank of the Florida Keys. Previously, she served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Actions Against Developers Associated with Hilltop Village in Jacksonville

On September 24, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is taking action against the companies associated with Hilltop Village, a rental housing development located in Jacksonville, in response to a recent unsatisfactory site inspection involving a rodent infestation at the property. Florida Housing is placing conditions on the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More than $114 Million for Wastewater Treatment Grants to Improve Water Quality Across the State

On September 24, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Nearly 50 percent of the funding is dedicated to the Indian River Lagoon Watershed   MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Shawn Hamilton and local officials to announce the awards for the Wastewater Grant Program, which was established in the Clean Waterways Act and funded in […]

Governor DeSantis Calls for Biden Administration to Restore Monoclonal Antibody Supply to Florida

On September 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor announces that Florida secured 3,000 mAb doses directly from GlaxoSmithKline   TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Biden Administration to restore Florida’s monoclonal antibody supply. At the event, Governor DeSantis also announced that due to the lack of support from the federal government, Florida secured 3,000 doses of the monoclonal […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Two JNC Appointments

On September 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces two Judicial Nominating Commission appointments.   Chad Mizelle to serve as Commissioner on the Thirteenth Circuit JNC Chad Mizelle, of Tampa, serves as Of Counsel to the international law firm Jones Day. He previously served as Acting General Counsel to the Department of Homeland Security and held […]