Memorandum: Executive Order 22-17 Emergency Management – Tornadoes in Charlotte and Lee Counties

On January 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   TO:                 Members of the Press FROM:           Taryn Fenske, Communications Director, Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:            January 21, 2022 RE:                  Executive Order 22-17 (Emergency Management – Tornadoes in Charlotte and […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2022 Black History Month Student and Educator Contests

On January 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation ~    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the theme for this year’s Black History Month contests will be Celebrating African-American Contributions to Florida’s History and released information regarding the student art and essay […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $10 Million to Sarasota for Community Storm Resiliency and Mitigation

On January 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

SARASOTA, Fla., — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded over $10 million to the City of Sarasota to enhance water quality and protect from erosion, storms, and flooding in  Bay Park and surrounding communities. Funding is awarded through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program. “Utilizing funding to make meaningful […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Continues to Outperform the Nation in Job Growth

On January 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

~ 20 consecutive months of job growth, 14 consecutive months of labor force increases ~  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s December 2021 economic data outperformed the nation with 20 consecutive months of job growth and 14 consecutive months of labor force increases. Floridians remain confident in their ability to find employment as […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $2.3 Million for CDL Training and Workforce Education

On January 20, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $2.3 million in funding to support rapid credentialing workforce and education programs, including Commercial Driver’s License and Logistics training. These programs will help Floridians earn high-wage jobs and support the supply chain that is currently in great need of workers. Governor DeSantis made the announcement at […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Florida’s Military and Defense Industry Supports More Than 860,000 Jobs

On January 19, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s military and defense industry supported more than 860,000 jobs in 2020 and Florida experienced a 12 percent increase in direct defense spending from $44 billion in 2018 to $49.3 billion in 2020. According to the recently published 2022 Florida Defense Industry Economic Impact Analysis by the Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Responds to Inadequate Allotment for Bridge Improvements from the Biden Administration

On January 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Last week, the Biden administration announced it would continue to harm Florida for its success through the distribution of less than $245 million to Florida for bridge repairs out of the almost $27 billion in bridge investments that states will be receiving through the Bridge Formula Program within the Infrastructure Investment and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Dr. Anup Patel to the Florida Athletic Commission

On January 14, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Dr. Anup Patel to the Florida Athletic Commission. Dr. Anup Patel Dr. Patel, of Orlando, is a surgeon with Orlando Hand Surgery Associates and a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the Orlando Plastic Surgery Institute. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Two to the Construction Industry Licensing Board

On January 14, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Ashley Ross and Edward McCullers to the Construction Industry Licensing Board. Ashley Ross Ross, of Tallahassee, is the Owner of Ross Consulting. Previously, she was a Senior Advisor with Rubin, Turnbull and Associates, Deputy Chief of Staff to Senate President Joe Negron and Finance Director […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Two to the Board of Professional Engineers

On January 14, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Jeb Mulock and Dylan Albergo to the Board of Professional Engineers. Jeb Mulock Mulock, of Bradenton, is the Owner and President of ZNS Engineering. He is a Past President of the Kiwanis of Bradenton and previously served on the Manatee County Children Services Advisory Board, […]