Governor Ron DeSantis Receives CS/SB 476 from the Florida Legislature

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bill from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until February 21, 2020 to act on this bill. CS/SB 476 – Law Enforcement Vehicles ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Children’s Trust of Alachua County Advisory Board

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Dr. Patricia Snyder, Nancy Hardt, Dr. Margarita Labarta, Dr. Karen Cole-Smith and Charles “Lee” Pinkoson to the Children’s Trust of Alachua County Advisory Board. These board members are appointed by the Governor from a list of candidates selected by Alachua County’s Board of County […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Children’s Services Council of Broward County

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Jeffrey Wood and David Kenton and reappointments of Maria Schneider, Tom Powers and Cathy Donnelly to the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. These board members are appointed by the Governor from a list of candidates selected by Broward County’s Board of County Commissioners. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Randy Katz, Selima Khan and Michael Graves to the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse. Dr. Randy Katz Dr. Katz, of Davie, is a board-certified doctor of emergency medicine. He has practiced at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood since 2004 and has served as […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Four Bills

On February 12, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: SB 594 – Florida Statutes – 2020 SB 596 – Florida Statutes – 2020 SB 598 – Florida Statutes – 2020 SB 600 – Florida Statutes – 2020 For a PDF copy of the transmittal letter, click HERE. ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $3.6 Million for FinTech Training Program

On February 12, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Jacksonville, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced he is awarding more than $3.6 million through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to the Florida State College at Jacksonville and St. Johns River State College to create the Northeast Florida Fintech Initiative. This Initiative represents a partnership between both colleges, regional schools, nonprofits and numerous […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Releases Guidelines for “The Facts. Your Future.” Video Competition

On February 11, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

$34,000 in cash prizes available for students and schools for winning videos highlighting substance abuse prevention Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis officially launched “The Facts. Your Future.” website with guidelines for how Florida middle and high school students can begin posting entries in the video competition with $34,000 in cash prizes for […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Four Bills from the Florida Legislature

On February 10, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until February 17, 2020 to act on these bills. SB 594 – Florida Statutes – 2020 SB 596 – Florida Statutes – 2020 SB 598 – Florida Statutes – 2020 SB 600 – Florida Statutes – 2020 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Commends President Donald Trump for Historic Everglades Restoration Funding Request

On February 10, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis commended President Donald Trump for including $250 million for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) in his budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2021. This comes after Governor DeSantis recently sent a letter to President Trump requesting that he include $250 million in his request to Congress to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces State Efforts to Access More than $735 Million in Disaster Recovery Funding for Hurricane Michael-Impacted Communities

On February 7, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) efforts to access more than $735 million for long-term recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael-impacted communities. These funds are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) […]