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 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Directs Florida Department of State to Address Availability of Spanish Language Ballots for the 2020 Elections

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis directed the Florida Department of State (DOS) to initiate rule-making to address the availability of Spanish-language ballots and Spanish-language voter assistance for the 2020 elections and all future elections. “It is critically important that Spanish-speaking Floridians are able to exercise their right to vote without any language barriers,” […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Recognizes Six-Month Anniversary of Hurricane Michael

On April 10, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released the following statement recognizing the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Michael’s landfall in Bay County, Florida: “Six months ago today, Hurricane Michael made landfall in Northwest Florida, leaving a trail of death and destruction. We honor the memories of those who lost their lives and extend our condolences […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on FDOT to Extend Deadline for Hurricane Michael Debris Removal

On April 10, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis has directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to provide an additional extension of debris removal to continue to ensure the residents of Northwest Florida receive the necessary support and assistance as they recover from Hurricane Michael. Below is the Department’s plan of action following the extension: By May […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives SB 7016 from the Florida Legislature

On April 9, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bill from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until April 16, 2019 to act on this bill. SB 7016 – State-administered Retirement Systems ###