Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Judge Renatha Francis to Serve on the Florida Supreme Court

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court. Francis’ appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Al Lawson, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Francis will officially take her seat on the Supreme Court on September 1, 2022. […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of United States Representative Jackie Walorski

On August 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                   Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development   FROM:             Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:              August 4, 2022   RE:                   Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of United […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends State Attorney Andrew Warren for Refusing to Enforce Florida Law

On August 4, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Governor DeSantis appoints current Hillsborough County Judge Susan Lopez to serve as Acting State Attorney of the 13th Judicial Circuit TAMPA, Fla.— Today, Governor Ron DeSantis suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren of the 13th Judicial Circuit due to neglect of duty. The Governor has the authority to suspend a state officer under Article IV, Section […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Leads Mission to United Kingdom for Farnborough International Airshow

On July 27, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez highlighted her aerospace and aviation mission to the United Kingdom for the Farnborough International Airshow, which took place from July 16—20. During the mission, organized in conjunction with Enterprise Florida, Inc., Lieutenant Governor Nuñez met with several corporate executive officials to discuss various economic issues and promote future […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Initiatives to Protect Floridians from ESG Financial Fraud

On July 27, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced legislative proposals and administrative actions to protect Floridians from the environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) movement which threatens the vitality of the American economy and Americans’ economic freedom by targeting disfavored individuals and industries to advance a woke ideological agenda. To view a one-pager with more […]

$12 Million in Down Payment Assistance Awarded to Hometown Heroes Since June 1

On July 26, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that since the Hometown Heroes housing assistance program launched on June 1, Florida Housing Finance Corporation has provided more than $12 million in down payment assistance to Florida’s hometown heroes. Florida Housing received $100 million from the state Legislature this year to establish the Hometown Heroes program, which […]

Governor DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Save on Back to School Items During Sales Tax Holiday

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

~ 2022 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Extended to 14 Days ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida families prepare for another school year, Governor Ron DeSantis is encouraging Floridians to save money on school supplies from July 25 – August 7. With the school year quickly approaching, the sales tax holiday is predicted to save Florida families […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Statewide Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.8 Percent, Despite National Economic Conditions

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

More Floridians Enter the Workforce as National Labor Force Shrinks TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s June 2022 data indicates that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent, despite national economic conditions. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate has declined or held steady for 23 consecutive months through June 2022. The national unemployment rate […]

ICYMI from the Department of Education: Florida School Grades Far Exceed Expectations

On July 7, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Data shows Florida’s schools performed much better than expected due to policies that kept schools open and kept students in the classroom TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released school grades for the 2021-2022 academic year, which show that schools statewide exceeded expectations. The 2021-2022 school grades mark the first full […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Record Surplus for Fiscal Year 2021-22

On July 7, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the surplus for Fiscal Year 2021-22 is $21.8 billion – the highest in state history and more than 21 percent above the state budget for the fiscal year. Collections in May were $742 million above estimates, and preliminary data for June collections are approximately $950 million above estimates. […]