Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly $20 Million for Water Quality Projects to Restore the Indian River Lagoon

On January 19, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $20 million to support water quality improvement projects along the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). These projects will help collect stormwater runoff and treat it to reduce the amount of pollutants and nutrients that enter the IRL. These projects are in addition to the $255 million Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Additional Funding to Support Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Ian

On January 19, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

$1 million will support teachers impacted by Hurricane Ian and $13.8 million will support mental health services   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he has directed the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to utilize $13.8 million in grant funding to support and expand mental health resources for Floridians impacted by […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Award of $100 Million for Beach Recovery Following Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

On January 18, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Funding to support restoration of Florida’s beaches, the state’s first line of defense against storm events   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the award of $100 million to support beach nourishment projects within 16 coastal counties impacted by Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole. On Dec. 16, 2022, Governor DeSantis signed into law […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet Invest Over $17.7 Million to Conserve 3,500 Acres in Florida

On January 18, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Approvals Complete Two Florida Forever Projects Photo by Carlton Ward/Wildpath   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved the investment of more than $17.7 million to conserve more than 3,500 acres across the state. The five properties stretch from Nassau County south to Charlotte County and protect or buffer lands within […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Further Prohibits Woke ESG Considerations from State Investments

On January 17, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —  Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Trustees of the State Board of Administration (SBA) formally approved measures to protect Florida’s investments from woke environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), ensuring that all investment decisions focus solely on maximizing the highest rate of return. Today’s updates to the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan policy and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Appointment of Luis Soler as the Director of the Florida State Guard

On January 17, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Luis Soler as the Director of the Florida State Guard.   Luis Soler Soler is the Deputy Director and Chief of Operations for the Florida State Guard. Previously, he was a Special Agent for the Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General. Soler is also a […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Maria Bosque-Blanco to the School Board of Miami-Dade County

On January 17, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Maria Bosque-Blanco to the School Board of Miami-Dade County. Maria Bosque-Blanco Bosque-Blanco, of Miami, is a Guidance Counselor at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. With over 20 years of experience in psychology, she is a national certified school psychologist and is a member of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Initiative to Make Protections from COVID Mandates Permanent, Enact New Protections for Free Speech for Medical Practitioners

On January 17, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Permanently Protecting Floridians from the “Biomedical Security State” PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a common-sense legislative proposal to make permanent COVID-19 freedoms in Florida. This strong pro-freedom, anti-mandate action will permanently protect Floridians from losing their jobs due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, protects parents’ rights, and institutes additional protections that prevent […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes One Judicial Appointment

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces one judicial appointment to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.   Javier Enriquez, of Miami, to serve as Judge on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court   Enriquez has served as a Judge on the Miami-Dade County Court since his appointment by Governor DeSantis in 2021. Previously, he served as […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Board of Dentistry

On January 13, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ben Assad Mirza and the reappointment of Dr. Christine Bojaxhi and Dr. Thomas McCawley to the Board of Dentistry.   Ben Assad Mirza Mirza, of Plantation, is an Attorney with Mirza Healthcare Law Partners. He is a Licensed Attorney with the Florida Bar and the District […]