Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Transformational Legislation to Expand School Choice Options

On May 11, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Hialeah, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7045 that will provide more education opportunities for children from low-income families and students with unique abilities. The bill expands eligibility for low-income students, and prioritizes military, foster, and adopted students. “This legislation creates historical levels of flexibility in both schooling and educational services for millions […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Urges U.S. Army Corps to Reduce Harmful Discharges to Northern Estuaries in New Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual

On May 10, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Calls on Biden Administration to Include $725 Million for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Hobe Sound, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Board of Directors on a visit to Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Honors Florida’s Police Force During National Police Week

On May 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Beginning Sunday, May 9, 2021 – Saturday, May 15, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis will honor the men and women of Florida’s police force by lighting the Florida Historic Capitol blue during National Police Week. National Police Week recognizes those who protect our nation and the State of Florida, and those who have […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $111 Million in Infrastructure Awards for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael

On May 6, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Panama City Beach, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that more than $111 million has been awarded to 22 communities through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program for communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. The program, administered by DEO, is designed to provide funding for local governments to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill to Safeguard the Sanctity of Florida Elections

On May 6, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Leads on Election Integrity and Transparency West Palm Beach, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 90, Florida’s new election integrity bill, strengthening voter identification, prohibiting the mass mailing of ballots, banning ballot harvesting and prohibiting private money from administering elections in our state. “Florida took action this legislative session […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1,000 Pandemic Bonus for Florida’s First Responders

On May 5, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Fort Myers, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Satellite Beach, Temple Terrace and Fort Myers to announce $1,000 one-time bonuses for approximately 174,000 first responders, including law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and firefighters across the state. “Supporting our law enforcement and first responders has been a top priority for my […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Groundbreaking Early Learning and Literacy Legislation

On May 4, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Vero Beach, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 419 that makes historic improvements to state accountability for early learning programs. Additionally, he signed HB 7011 creating a statewide progress monitoring tool to quickly understand VPK-8th grade student’s academic progress in real-time and rapidly identify personalized interventions for students that need additional support, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Landmark Legislation to Ban Vaccine Passports and Stem Government Overreach

On May 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by local legislators and small business owners in St. Petersburg where he signed Senate Bill (SB) 2006, landmark legislation aimed at stemming the tide of local and state government overreach. The bill takes aim at arbitrary lockdowns, vaccine passports and enhances emergency preparedness for future […]

Governor Signs Right to Farm Bill Following Overwhelming Legislative Support

On April 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 88, Farming Operations, preserving Florida’s agricultural heritage and modernizing Florida’s Right to Farm Act which regulates agriculture throughout the state of Florida. The Governor was joined at the bill signing ceremony by Florida farmers, Senate President Wilton Simpson, and bill sponsors, Senator Jason Brodeur and Representative Jayer […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2021 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

On April 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced this year’s Black History Month student contest winners and Excellence in Education Award recipients. Black History Month is celebrated every year in Florida during the month of February and this year’s contest theme was “Community Champions – Celebrating the Contributions of African Americans in Florida’s Communities,” sponsored […]