Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Pensacola Added 3,500 New Jobs Over the Year

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 3,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in December, down 0.2 percentage point in the past year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 241,000 new private-sector jobs in December 2018. To see the statewide job creation information, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Tampa Bay Area Remains a Strong Second for Job Creation

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 26,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 241,000 new private-sector jobs in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Miami Businesses Created More Than 22,000 New Jobs

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 22,000 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Miami’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, down 1.1 percentage points from one year ago.  Statewide, Florida businesses created 241,000 new private-sector jobs in December […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created 12,000 New Jobs

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 3,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in December, down 0.3 percentage point in the past year. The Fort Myers area added 8,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds 19,300 New Jobs Over the Year

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area had an increase of 19,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in December, down 0.2 percentage point in the past year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 241,000 new private-sector jobs in December 2018. To see […]

What They Are Saying: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Medical Marijuana Policy Reforms

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

Winter Park, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis made a major announcement regarding medical marijuana policy where he called on the Florida Legislature to pass a bill that would allow Amendment 2 to be implemented as originally intended by 71 percent of Florida voters in 2016. Governor DeSantis also announced he has filed a motion […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Tours Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts with FEMA Administrator Brock Long

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

Bay County, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long visited local communities in the Florida Panhandle that were heavily impacted by Hurricane Michael. Stops included Panama City, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe. Governor DeSantis and Administrator Long, along with Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Actions to Affirm Florida’s Support of Israel

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

Boca Raton, Fla. – Today, surrounded by a group of bipartisan legislators and faith leaders, Governor Ron DeSantis announced several actions his administration is taking to affirm Florida’s steadfast support of the State of Israel. At the event hosted by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Governor DeSantis outlined three major steps Florida […]

What They Are Saying: Florida Leaders React to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Appointment of Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court in Miami. The decision marks the second Florida Supreme Court appointment made by Governor DeSantis following last week’s appointment of Justice Barbara Lagoa. News of the appointment prompted bipartisan support from Florida legislators […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court

On January 14, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Miami, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court. Justice Luck was sworn in by recently appointed Justice Barbara Lagoa. Justice Luck was surrounded by family and friends during the announcement at Scheck Hillel Community School. “It is a great privilege for […]