First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces an Additional $690,000 to Extend Crisis Counseling in Northwest Florida

On January 23, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Southport, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has secured an additional $690,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend Hurricane Michael crisis counseling services in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties. This funding represents a 90-day extension and provides additional resources […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Ryan Petty to the State Board of Education

On January 21, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ryan Petty to the State Board of Education. Ryan Petty Petty, of Parkland, is the senior vice president of business-to-business products for Cable & Wireless Communications. Previously, he was vice president of product development and innovation at ADT, Inc. In honor of his daughter, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Made In Space Corporate Headquarters Relocation from California to Florida

On January 17, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Jacksonville, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Made In Space has decided to relocate their corporate headquarters and satellite manufacturing operations from California to Florida. The headquarters relocation and expansion effort will involve more than $3 million in new capital investment for Jacksonville. “As a global leader for in-space manufacturing and assembly, Made […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints John Beamer to the Ninth Judicial Circuit

On January 16, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Beamer to the Ninth Judicial Circuit. The Ninth Circuit encompasses Orange and Osceola Counties. John Beamer Beamer, 37, of Maitland, Florida, has been a trial attorney at the Law Offices of Sanabria and Marsh since 2015. He is married to Denise Beamer, a […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Military and Defense Industry Provides $95 Billion Economic Impact

On January 16, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Joint study concludes industries grew by $10 billion and added more than 100,000 jobs since 2017 Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the results of the 2020 Florida Military and Defense Economic Impact Study, which shows that Florida’s military and defense industry has a $95 billion economic impact. The study is commissioned by […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Agreement for Acquisition of 20,000 Acres of Critical Everglades Wetlands

On January 15, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

This purchase would be the largest wetland acquisition in a decade and will permanently save the land from oil drilling Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reached an agreement with Kanter Real Estate LLC., that will allow for the purchase of 20,000 acres of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on Legislature to Seize the Moment, Deliver for the People of Florida in State of the State Address

On January 14, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the Florida Legislature and Floridians everywhere, highlighting Florida’s strengths while reporting on the promising prospects for the future with the support of the House of Representatives and Senate. Governor DeSantis said, “In 2019, we took bold […]

Florida Residents Attend State of the State Address as Guests of Governor Ron DeSantis

On January 14, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Florida residents attended the 2020 State of the State address as guests of Governor Ron DeSantis. The State of the State is an annual address the Governor of Florida delivers to a joint session of Florida’s legislature that outlines the Governor’s vision and priorities for the State of Florida. Sheriff Morris […]

Governor Ron DeSantis’ State of the State Address

On January 14, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Provided below is Governor DeSantis’ State of the State address as prepared for delivery. OPENING  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the House and Senate, and fellow citizens: The Constitution requires me to “inform the legislature concerning the condition of the state” and “recommend measures in the public interest.” It brings me […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.3 Billion in Savings for Florida Prepaid Customers

On January 13, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Jacksonville, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Prepaid College Board will lower Prepaid Plan prices by $1.3 billion, a reduction benefitting 224,000 current customers. Nearly half of the affected families will have refunds available totaling more than $500 million. The remaining Plans will have lower monthly payment amounts and may be paid […]