Governor DeSantis Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Facility at Mote Marine Laboratory

On August 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

SARASOTA, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis was joined by leaders in the state’s efforts to combat red tide to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Facility at Mote Marine Laboratory. This cutting-edge experimental facility at Mote Aquaculture Research Park in Sarasota will allow scientists to test compounds and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Completion of Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project Six Months Ahead of Schedule

On August 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the completion of the Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project, which was completed six months ahead of schedule. This project is a critical Everglades restoration project to remove nearly six miles of roadbed from the Old Tamiami Trail to allow more water to naturally flow south into Everglades […]

Florida Places Ben & Jerry’s Parent Company Unilever on Its List of Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel

On August 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Yesterday, the Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer of the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA), Ash Williams, notified Governor DeSantis that Ben & Jerry’s parent company Unilever has been added to Florida’s List of Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel. On July 22nd, Governor DeSantis sent a letter to Mr. Williams requesting […]

Governor DeSantis Issues an Executive Order Ensuring Parents’ Freedom to Choose

On July 30, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   TO:                  Members of the Press   FROM:            Taryn Fenske, Director of Communications, Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:             July 30, 2021   RE:                  Executive Order 21-175 (Ensuring Parents’ Freedom […]

Governor DeSantis: Florida Parents Are Free to Choose

On July 30, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Citing Parents’ Bill of Rights, DeSantis protects right of parents to decide question of masks in schools for their children   FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida parents, students, elected officials and community leaders as he called for a stop to school mask mandates, reinforcing that every parent should […]

Florida Port Directors Ready for Waves of Infrastructure Improvements and Revenue Recovery from Investments

On July 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Following the announcement that $250 million is being invested in Florida’s Seaports, port directors are eager to put investments to work to shore up their port infrastructure. Florida’s ports impact the operations of state and local economies, and faced a large decrease in revenue while operations were unfairly halted in 2020. […]

Governor DeSantis Announces $250 Million to Support Economic Recovery for Florida Ports

On July 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $250 million in funding for Florida’s ports to assist in recovery from decreased revenue in 2020, and to invest in infrastructure at Florida’s ports. Florida’s ports generate an economic impact of $117.6 billion and support 900,000 jobs.   “Not only are Florida ports a key economic […]

Governor DeSantis Reduces Tolls for Garcon Point Bridge

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

MILTON, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he has directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to reduce the toll rates on the Garcon Point Bridge from $4.50 to $2.30 for SunPass customers and from $5.00 to $2.75 for cash customers. The reduced toll rates are consistent with other FDOT toll facilities across […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Chairs Children and Youth Cabinet Meeting

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

~ Cabinet Receives Updates on the Social Stigma of Mental Health and Building Resiliency in Florida’s Students ~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis, chair of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, convened a meeting to hear Cabinet members’ priorities, discuss the social stigma of mental health and provide updates on building resiliency […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former House Member Joel Thomas Daves III of West Palm Beach

On July 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management Dave Kerner, Mayor, Palm Beach County Keith James, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach   FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:             July 26, 2021   RE: […]