Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Julie Marcus as Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections

On May 19, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Julie Marcus as Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. This appointment is effective May 19, 2020. Julie Marcus Marcus, of St. Petersburg, has served as the Chief Deputy to the Supervisor of Elections of Pinellas County since 2012. For the last seventeen years with the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Recognize Foster Care Month in Florida

On May 19, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Over 6,700 foster families have opened their hearts and homes to more than 8,150 children, with some even committing to care for youth impacted by COVID-19  Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis recognized May 2020 as Foster Care Month in Florida, bringing statewide attention to children and families in […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

On May 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, state officials and Florida leaders representing businesses, health care, fitness centers, and theme parks, applauded Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery Full Phase 1 Plan. Governor DeSantis announced his phased, methodical and data-driven approach to re-open Florida during a press conference from Florida’s Capitol. Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez said, “Today, […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Nearly $2 Million Emergency Grant to Address Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Florida

On May 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Funding will help fulfill the increased need for behavioral health services resulting from COVID-19 Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has received a $1.9 million emergency grant to address behavioral health disorders resulting from the current public health emergency. The funding, awarded by the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Opening of the I-4/S.R. 408 Interchange Ramps Three Months Ahead of Schedule

On May 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Corridor safety and mobility enhanced, travel times in heart of Florida reduced Tallahassee, Fla. – As a result of his directive to accelerate work on the I-4 Ultimate project due to decreased volume in traffic as a result of COVID-19, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) today announced the opening of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Paetra Brownlee to the Ninth Circuit Court

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Paetra Brownlee to the Ninth Circuit Court. The Ninth Circuit encompasses Orange and Osceola counties. Brownlee, of Winter Park, is a partner at The Brownlee Law Firm P.A. She has previously served on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Ninth Circuit and for the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Limited Re-Opening of Recreational Trails and Beaches

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that, beginning May 4 2020 Florida State Parks will re-open access to trails, and some day use areas, including some beach access with limited facilities. Visitors will be asked to practice proper social distancing and to limit group size to 10 or less and to stay six […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Commencement of EAA Reservoir Project Site Work

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

South Florida Water Management District Receives Federal Permit and Begins Work on EAA Reservoir Project Site Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that site work has begun for the EAA Reservoir Project after recently receiving the required federal […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and the Department of Children and Families Announce Extended Support to Floridians Participating in SNAP and TANF

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

DCF has also made workforce adjustments and instituted a series of policy initiatives to simplify the application process to provide timely benefits to Florida Families Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced the extension of good cause for the month of May and the submission of […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, state officials and Florida leaders representing small business, health care, education and various industries applauded Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Governor DeSantis announced his phased, methodical and data-driven approach to re-open Florida during a press conference from Florida’s Capitol. Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez said, “The health […]