IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers Address Regarding School Re-Openings and COVID-19

On August 12, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered an address regarding school re-openings and COVID-19. To watch the full address, click the image below or click HERE. Provided below is Governor DeSantis’ address. Good evening. A number of school districts that launched in-person instruction this week and many more that are planning to open up […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $280,000 Awarded to Eight Small and Rural Communities through the Competitive Florida Partnership Grant Program

On August 7, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $280,000 has been awarded to eight small and rural communities through the Competitive Florida Partnership grant program administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The Competitive Florida program establishes a partnership between the community and DEO to create a strategic vision to advance their economic […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly $1 Million in Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants Awarded to 22 Florida Communities and Four Regional Planning Councils

On August 7, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded nearly $1 million ($990,565) in Community Planning Technical Assistance (CPTA) grants to 22 local governments and four Regional Planning Councils to assist Florida communities. Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the CPTA grant program assists communities with the creation of innovative planning and development […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Task Force to Explore the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities

On August 6, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the formation of Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities. Members of the task force will work together to develop guidelines on how to safely allow family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities where visitation has […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments

On August 4, 2020, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Laura Laurie to the Fifteenth Circuit Court and John Parnofiello to the Palm Beach County Court. Laura Laurie Laurie, of Lakeworth, has been an Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County since 2007. She is the chief of the traffic homicide and felony trial […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces One Goal One Florida Initiative to Unite Floridians Against COVID-19

On July 31, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced One Goal One Florida, an initiative to unite Floridians and urge them to work together in the fight against COVID-19. “COVID-19 has been a significant challenge for all Floridians but I’m 100% confident we can, and will, overcome this challenge,” said Governor DeSantis. “To that end, I’m […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers Address Regarding Tropical Storm Isaias and COVID-19

On July 30, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered an address regarding Tropical Storm Isaias and COVID-19. To watch the full address, click the image below or click HERE. Provided below is Governor DeSantis’ address. Good evening. Tonight, we’re watching the latest developments on Tropical Storm Isaias as it passes the Dominican Republic and heads towards […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints John Stargel and Suzanne Labrit to the Second District Court of Appeal

On July 29, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of John Stargel and Suzanne Labrit to the Second District Court of Appeal. The Second District Court encompasses the Sixth, Tenth, Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Twentieth Circuits. John Stargel Stargel, of Lakeland, has been a Judge of the Tenth Circuit since 2006. He previously served as […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights $5.2 Million in Lake Okeechobee Water Quality Research Grants

On July 28, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $5 million in grant funding will be awarded to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) as part of Florida’s continued efforts to protect water quality and the Sunshine State’s natural resources. The two grant recipients […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Governor Ron DeSantis’ Efforts Lead to Historic Executive Order from President Donald Trump to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

On July 28, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

The Order Directs HHS to Finalize a Rule to Allow for the Importation of Safe and Affordable Prescription Drugs from Abroad Tallahassee, Fla. – Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the President’s signing of a historic executive order to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Lowering the […]