Governor Ron DeSantis Announces SunPass Savings

On August 25, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

New Program Will Provide Toll Discounts for Commuters To watch the press conference please click the image above.   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of “SunPass Savings,” a new toll discount program for customers who use Florida’s Turnpike System and toll facilities owned by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This rewards program […]

Memorandum: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Detective Cesar “Echy” Echaverry

On August 23, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   TO:                Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III, Director, Miami-Dade Police Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Chair of County Commission, Miami-Dade County Francis Suarez, Mayor, Miami FROM:          Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:            Tuesday, August […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Mark Glass as Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement

On August 23, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the approval of Mark Glass as Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Glass has been serving as the Acting Commissioner since May 1, 2022. “As Acting Commissioner, Mark has led the brave men and women of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement with honor and integrity,” said Governor […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Eliminates ESG Considerations from State Pension Investments

On August 23, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis along with fellow Trustees of the State Board of Administration (SBA) passed a resolution directing the state of Florida’s fund managers to invest state funds in a manner that prioritizes the highest return on investment for Florida’s taxpayers and retirees without considering the ideological agenda of the environmental, social, and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet Invest More than $56 Million to Acquire Nearly 20,000 Acres for Conservation

On August 23, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Photos by Carlton Ward Jr./Wildpath TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet invested more than $56 million to acquire seven properties across the state that will be designated for conservation. The seven parcels total nearly 20,000 acres, more than 98% of which are within the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a recently designated network of connected […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $22 Million for Community Development Projects in 10 Florida Communities

On August 22, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $22 million for community development projects in 10 Florida communities through the Community Development Block Grant – CV (CDBG-CV) program. The CDBG-CV program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), helps communities support economic development initiatives and address urgent community development needs. “This $22 million […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Board of Architecture and Interior Design

On August 19, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Gregory Burke, Holly Dennis, Gerald “Steve” Jernigan, and Timothy Nolen to the Board of Architecture and Interior Design. Gregory Burke Burke is the President of Gregory John Burke Architect, PA. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, the Florida American […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

On August 19, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Melissa Raburn and Stacie Ward to the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.   Melissa Raburn Raburn, of Lithia, is a Real Estate Agent for Fischbach Land Company. She was previously an Agriculture Teacher for the School District of Hillsborough County and now currently serves […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Pinellas County Housing Authority

On August 19, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Chloe Firebaugh, Veronica Hickey, Wayne Mineo, and Alen Tomczak to the Pinellas County Housing Authority. Chloe Firebaugh Firebaugh, of St. Petersburg, is the Senior Director of Land Acquisition for M/I Homes of Tampa, LLC. She serves as a Supervisor with the Hillsborough County Community Development District […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Ten to the Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors

On August 19, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Annmarie Chavarria, Kristina Cloversettle, Julianne Colle, Mary Ann Enns, Michele Heston, Robert Keiser, Louisana Louis, Robin McGuinness, Jacqueline Munro, and Suzanne Wilson to the Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors. Annmarie Chavarria, PhD Chavarria, of Lithia, is the Chief Nursing Officer at Tampa General Hospital. […]