WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Boeing Space and Launch Headquarters Moving to Florida’s Space Coast

On June 19, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Boeing announced that it is moving its Space and Launch Headquarters from Arlington, Va. to Titusville on Florida’s Space Coast. Below is what Governor DeSantis, state leaders and elected officials are saying about this important announcement: “Florida is the world’s premiere gateway to space and our commercial space industry continues to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs 11 Bills

On June 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/HB 7 – Direct Health Care Agreements CS/HB 207 – Impact Fees CS/HB 213 – Immunization Registry CS/CS/CS/HB 301 – Insurance CS/CS/HB 453 – Micromobility Devices CS/HB 521 – Wetland Mitigation HB 549 – Continuing Education for Dentists CS/HB 831 – Electronic Prescribing CS/HB […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Holds Roundtable Discussion on Ending the HIV Epidemic with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On June 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. — Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and the Florida Department of Health held a roundtable discussion and press conference with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the first phase of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. CDC’s initiative seeks to reduce new HIV transmission by 75 percent in five years […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Plan to Evaluate Security of Elections Systems in Florida and a Total of $5.1 Million for Election Cybersecurity

On June 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of State (DOS) and Florida’s 67 County Supervisors of Elections will engage in a cooperative cybersecurity initiative ahead of the 2020 election. Governor DeSantis is also supporting the redistribution of $2.3 million in unexpended funds to Supervisors of Elections to support their continued […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Computer Science and STEM Achievements in Pinellas County

On June 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Largo, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Ridgecrest Elementary School in Pinellas County to highlight computer science education and the significant achievements of local students in STEM fields. The school currently hosts a summer camp that is part of the Pinellas County School District’s STEM Academies program. The Governor was joined by Florida Commissioner […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives 11 Bills from the Florida Legislature

On June 14, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 29th, 2019 to act on these bills. CS/CS/SB 620 – Military-friendly Initiatives CS/CS/CS/SB 1000 – Communications Services CS/CS/SB 1020 – State Hemp Program CS/CS/SB 1418 – Mental Health CS/CS/SB 1460 – Stroke Centers SB 1552 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Charlie Lydecker to the Board of Governors of the State University System

On June 14, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Charlie Lydecker to the Board of Governors of the State University System. Charlie Lydecker Lydecker, of Ormond Beach, is the President and CEO of Foundation Risk Partners. He is chairman of the Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association and a member of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs SB 168: Federal Immigration Enforcement

On June 14, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Shalimar, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 168: Federal Immigration Enforcement. The bill prohibits state and local governments from having sanctuary policies in effect and requires such entities to support and cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. “Earlier this year, I made a promise that we would ban sanctuary cities in Florida and today […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards First Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for Agricultural Producers Following Hurricane Michael

On June 14, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Department of Economic Opportunity has awarded the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for agricultural producers following Hurricane Michael to John P. Jordan Farm in Bascom, Florida. The Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan was activated to provide relief to Florida farmers whose crops were damaged by […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives 19 Bills from the Florida Legislature

On June 13, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 28th, 2019 to act on these bills. CS/HB 7 – Direct Health Care Agreements CS/HB 127 – Permit Fees CS/HB 207 – Impact Fees CS/HB 213 – Immunization Registry CS/HB 325 – Coastal Management CS/CS/HB […]