Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Suspending Holmes County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Kyle Hudson

On March 21, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-83, formally suspending Holmes County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Kyle Hudson. A PDF copy of Executive Order 19-83 can be found HERE. ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Five Appointments to the District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College

On March 21, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Dr. Anay Abraham, Michael Bileca, Benjamin Leon III, Carlos Migoya and Marcell Felipe to the District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College. “I am pleased to appoint these five individuals to the Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College, an institution that continues […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2019 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

On March 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the 2019 Black History Month student contest winners and Excellence in Education Award recipients. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Public Service” and the winners were honored during the Black History Month awards ceremony at the Florida Governor’s Mansion. Black History Month is celebrated every year in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly $750,000 in Awards to North Florida Communities

On March 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $750,000 in awards to several North Florida communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund and Regional Rural Development Grant programs, to improve public infrastructure. “Florida’s economy is strong but there is still work to be done in some of our hardworking, resilient North Florida communities,” said Governor DeSantis. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.75 Million in Grants to Support Apprenticeship Expansion

On March 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $1.75 million to help Floridians acquire the skills needed for in-demand occupations through new and expanded apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs across Florida. “The expansion of workforce education and training programs is an essential element of our bold vision to ensure Florida has the No. 1 workforce in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Judge Stephen Everett to the Second Judicial Circuit

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Stephen Everett to the Second Circuit Court. The Second Circuit covers the following counties: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla. “I’m impressed with Judge Everett’s judicial philosophy as he understands the role of a judge is in restraint,” said Governor DeSantis. “He […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Attends Coding Day at the Capitol to Promote Increased STEM Education

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis attended and spoke at Coding Day at the Capitol, a one-day event at the Florida Capitol to promote computer science policy and support computer science education expansion in Florida. “It was great to meet with students and educators today to discuss the growing importance of computer science and […]

Governor DeSantis Signs Medical Marijuana Bill and Files Joint Motion to Dismiss State’s Appeal and Vacate Lower Court Decision

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 182 “Medical Use of Marijuana” into law (Ch. 2019-1 SB 182, Laws of Florida). Additionally, Governor DeSantis filed a joint motion to dismiss People United for Medical Marijuana v. Department of Health and to vacate the lower court decision which had held the prior law to […]

Photo Release: Governor Ron DeSantis Visits Veterans at Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs HQ

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

Largo, Fla. – This morning, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis visited the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) in Pinellas County. The Governor and First Lady met with FDVA Director Danny Burgess as well as local military veterans to discuss needs and actions being taken to assist these individuals and their families. […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins DEP, FWC, CCA and Duke Energy for Red Tide Recovery Redfish Release

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

Naples, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein joined representatives from Coastal Conservation Association Florida, Duke Energy and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to continue red tide recovery efforts with the shoreline release of more than 2,000 redfish in Collier County. The release […]