Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Over $22 Million for Water Quality Projects to Benefit Biscayne Bay

On December 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced seven awards totaling $22.7 million to support water quality improvements and protection of Biscayne Bay. Projects funded through the Biscayne Bay Grant Program include septic to sewer conversions, stormwater management and wetland restoration in areas surrounding Biscayne Bay, Florida’s largest estuary with a direct connection to Florida’s […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $5.5 Million for Infrastructure in Jacksonville through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On November 29, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $5.5 million to the City of Jacksonville through the Governor’s Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to construct a rail spur for the mega site at the Cecil Commerce Center, a 600-acre industrial park that will support the manufacturing and logistics industries. The rail spur will connect the main […]

Governor DeSantis Appoints Roberto Gonzalez to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners

On November 23, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Roberto Gonzalez to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, District 11. Roberto Gonzalez Gonzalez, of Miami, is Owner and Managing Partner of the PereGonza Law Firm, in Miami, Florida. Gonzalez attended Miami Dade College, earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from St. Thomas University, and his Juris Doctor from […]

VIDEO RELEASE: Governor Ron DeSantis Wishes Floridians a Happy Thanksgiving

On November 22, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Video available for use courtesy of the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis.    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released a video in advance of Thanksgiving: I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, President George Washington issued a proclamation for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer” for the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes One Judicial Nominating Commission Appointment

On November 22, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces the following appointment to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commission. First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Zachary “Zack” Smith, of Pensacola, is a Legal Fellow with The Heritage Foundation.  He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and law degrees from the University of Florida. Smith is appointed for a term ending July 1, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Daniel Espino to the School Board of Miami-Dade County

On November 21, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Daniel Espino to the School Board of Miami-Dade County effective November 22, 2022.   Daniel Espino Espino, of Miami Springs, is a Partner and Attorney of Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes Law. He is a former Miami Springs City Councilmember and is the current […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Unite Florida Portal for State Sheltering and Housing Assistance

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

Residents impacted by Hurricane Ian can visit the Unite Florida Recovery Portal to report sheltering and housing needs and additional unmet needs   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor DeSantis announced the launch of the Unite Florida Recovery Portal to connect Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian to important recovery resources, including housing support. Florida’s first-ever state-led sheltering […]

VIDEO RELEASE: Governor DeSantis Speaks at 44th Annual Southeastern United States – Japan Conference

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

Video available for use courtesy of the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis.    ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis welcomed a diplomatic delegation from Japan to Florida and provided the keynote address for the opening ceremony of the Southeastern United States – Japan Conference (SEUS-Japan). Throughout the day, Governor DeSantis met with leading officials from […]

WellMed Charitable Foundation Contributes $400,000 to Support First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hope Hero Volunteer Program

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that Florida’s Aging Network received a $400,000 grant from the WellMed Charitable Foundation to continue support of seniors in their recovery from Hurricane Ian through Florida’s Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose Hope Hero volunteer program.   “We’ve seen the power of our Hope Hero volunteers […]

Florida Creates Jobs for the 30th Consecutive Month, Shows Economic Resiliency Despite Impacts of Hurricane Ian

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

More Floridians Enter the Workforce While National Labor Force Shrinks  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s economic data continues to show strength even with impacts from Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. In the October 2022 economic data report, Florida’s labor force grew by 36,000 and Florida’s private sector added 35,000 jobs. This […]