Governor Ron DeSantis Receives 21 Bills from the Florida Legislature

On June 3, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 18, 2020 to act on these bills. CS/SB 226 – Athletic Trainers CS/SB 426 – Economic Development CS/CS/SB 698 – Reproductive Health CS/SB 838 – Business Organizations SB 886 – Errors in Deeds CS/SB 966 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FEMA has Awarded $252 Million to Florida for COVID-19 Operations

On June 3, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state of Florida will receive nearly $252 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse costs associated with the COVID-19 response. The funds are allocated to Florida for expenses from the COVID 19 response from March 13 through April 30. The total approved cost […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reports that Florida Demonstrations Have Remained Largely Peaceful Over Past 24 Hours

On June 2, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

No significant law enforcement or civilian injuries or deaths reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE); no reports of widespread property damage Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis reported that demonstrations across the state of Florida have remained largely peaceful over the past 24 hours and no significant law enforcement or civilian […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Thanks State and Local Leaders for Partnership to Keep Floridians Safe

On June 1, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor mobilizes 700 Florida National Guard soldiers and coordinates more than 1,300 sworn Florida Highway Patrol troopers to support local law enforcement efforts Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued the following statement thanking state and local leaders for their partnership to keep Floridians safe: “Florida has zero tolerance for violence, rioting and looting. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Partnership with Home Depot and Publix to Open Six COVID-19 Testing Sites

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

Boca Raton, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has partnered with Home Depot and Publix to establish six additional COVID-19 testing sites. Governor DeSantis made this announcement at the first Home Depot testing site in Boca Raton. The Florida Division of Emergency Management is providing staffing and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Season by Taking Advantage of Sales Tax Holiday

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

Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs May 29 – June 4 Boca Raton, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Department of Revenue are encouraging Floridians to prepare for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season by taking advantage of the Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Agreement with USDA to Administer $380 Million for the Recovery of Florida’s Timber Industry from Hurricane Michael

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to administer $380.7 million in grant funding for Florida’s timber industry following the impact of Hurricane Michael. “My administration has been working tirelessly to secure this agreement for timber producers in Northwest Florida,” said […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Kyle Cohen to the Twentieth Circuit Court

On May 28, 2020, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Kyle Cohen to the Twentieth Circuit Court. The Twentieth Circuit encompasses Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. Cohen, of Estero, has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida since 2008 and currently serves in the Civil Division of […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Appointments of Judge Renatha Francis and John Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – On May 26 in Miami, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Judge Renatha Francis and John Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Francis’ appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Robert Luck and Mr. Couriel’s appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Lagoa. Francis will officially […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Florida Leaders and Stakeholders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet on Approval of Florida Forever Land Acquisition

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved a 17,080-acre land acquisition within the Dickerson Bay/ Bald Point Florida Forever project from The Nature Conservancy. The acquisition of this property, also known as The Bluffs, provides a permanent means of protecting and restoring the estuaries that recreational and commercial fishers rely […]