Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $50 Million Available for Local Governments Impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

On March 3, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that $50 million is available for communities impacted by hurricanes Ian and Nicole through the Local Government Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), this loan program helps local governments support government operations that may have been impacted by hurricanes Ian […]

Governor DeSantis Receives Two Bills from the Florida Legislature 

On March 2, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until March 17, 2023, to act on these bills. HB 11B – Sunshine Water Control District, Broward County HB 13B – Eastpoint Water and Sewer District, Franklin County   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces First Month of Toll Relief Program Savings

On March 2, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Toll Relief Program, signed into law by the Governor in December 2022, concluded its first month of toll relief for Florida’s commuters in January, totaling nearly $37 million in savings for over 1.1 million SunPass customers, with some Floridians saving more than $100 during the first […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly 1,400 Bonuses Issued to New Law Enforcement Recruits

On March 2, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

431 People from 45 States and U.S. Territories Relocate to Florida to Become Law Enforcement Officers  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that nearly 1,400 bonuses have been issued to newly employed law enforcement recruits in Florida through the Law Enforcement Recruitment Bonus Payment Program. Through the Florida Law Enforcement Recruitment Bonus Payment Program, 431 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly 1,400 Bonuses Issued to New Law Enforcement Recruits

On March 1, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

431 People from 45 States and U.S. Territories Relocate to Florida to Become Law Enforcement Officers  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that nearly 1,400 bonuses have been issued to newly employed law enforcement recruits in Florida. Through the Florida Law Enforcement Recruitment Bonus Payment Program, 431 people from 45 states and U.S. Territories […]

Governor DeSantis Signs One Bill

On February 27, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bill:   CS/HB 9B – Reedy Creek Improvement District, Orange and Osceola Counties   Click here to view the transmittal letter. ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

On February 27, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Martin Garcia, Bridget Ziegler, Brian Aungst Jr., Michael A. Sasso, and Ron Peri to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, with Mr. Garcia appointed chairman of the board.   Martin Garcia Garcia, of Tampa, has practiced law and served as partner in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation Ending the Corporate Kingdom of Walt Disney World

On February 27, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 9-B, Reedy Creek Improvement District, Orange, and Osceola Counties, to end self-governing status and special privileges provided to Walt Disney World through the Reedy Creek Improvement District and establish a new state-controlled district accountable to the people of Florida. The bill provides legislative intent on […]

Governor DeSantis Receives One Bill from the Florida Legislature

On February 27, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bill from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until March 14, 2023, to act on this bill. CS/HB 9B – Reedy Creek Improvement District, Orange and Osceola Counties   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Host Students and Teachers to Celebrate Black History Month

On February 24, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis honored Black History Month with a reception at the Governor’s Mansion. At the event, the Governor and First Lady announced the winners of the student and educator contests. The Black History Month Student and Educator Contests are made possible through a collaboration between the […]