PHOTO RELEASE Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers Remarks at the 58th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion Luncheon

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

Coral Gables, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered remarks at a luncheon commemorating the 58th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, honoring the veterans and condemning the continued dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela. The Governor was joined by First Lady Casey DeSantis and Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “When you look back at the people […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Commits to Florida Keys Restoration

On April 16, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Marathon, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced several initiatives to assist residents in Monroe County recover from Hurricane Irma, prepare for future storms and restore the beauty of the Keys with a new canal restoration initiative. “My administration is committed to helping the Florida Keys make a full recovery from Hurricane Irma,” said Governor […]

PHOTO RELEASE Governor Ron DeSantis Outlines Environmental Priorities at the University of Florida

On April 16, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Gainesville, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis participated in a roundtable discussion outlining his environmental priorities regarding $625 million for Everglades restoration, the appointment of a Chief Science Officer, and a strategic plan to combat blue-green algae and red tide. The Governor was joined by Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein, Chief Science […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs SB 7016

On April 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bill: SB 7016 – State-administered Retirement Systems For a PDF copy of the transmittal letter, click HERE. ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Florida Tourism at Tampa International Airport

On April 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tampa, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Tampa International Airport to highlight and discuss the benefits that tourism provides to the state of Florida. Governor DeSantis was joined by VISIT FLORIDA President and CEO Dana Young, Enterprise Florida President and CEO Jamal Sowell, state and community leaders, as well as representatives from Tampa International […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Outlines Education Priorities at Tampa Bay Christian Academy

On April 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tampa, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Tampa Bay Christian Academy where he held an educational roundtable and discussed his priorities for Florida’s education system. Joining Governor DeSantis in Tampa were Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, state and community leaders, as well as educators, parents and students of Tampa Bay Christian Academy. “Investing […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on State Colleges and Universities to Adopt Free Speech Resolution

On April 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

All of Florida’s 28 State Colleges and 12 State Universities Plan to Support Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, at Florida State University, Governor Ron DeSantis called on Florida’s state college and university presidents to adopt a resolution that protects and promotes the free speech of students on their campuses. The Governor requested that they frequently display […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Appointment of Ron Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District Board

On April 12, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ronald M. “Alligator Ron” Bergeron to the board of the South Florida Water Management District. The appointment comes after the Florida Commission on Ethics voted 8-0 to adopt an advisory opinion allowing Bergeron to join the board. “I am pleased the Florida Commission on […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Award of National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis

On April 12, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to combat the opioid epidemic in Florida. The grant is worth up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. This funding will address the impacts the opioid […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappointment of Eugene Lamb, Jr. to the District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College

On April 11, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Eugene Lamb, Jr. to the District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College. Eugene Lamb, Jr. Lamb, of Midway, is a retired teacher who taught in Leon, Gadsden and Volusia County Schools for over 30 years. He has served on the District Board of […]