Governor DeSantis Announces the Arrest of 20 Elections Criminals

On August 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

In Florida, if you commit an Elections Crime, you will do the time FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that following investigations by the Florida Office of Election Crimes and Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), 20 individuals are being arrested by FDLE for breaking Florida’s elections laws. All 20 of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Teacher Recruitment Initiatives and Education Rule Changes that Allow Florida Veterans to Receive College Credit for Military Courses

On August 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that will help support and grow Florida’s teaching workforce and leverage the talents of Florida’s retired veterans and first responders. For more information about Governor DeSantis’ teacher recruitment proposals, click here. Governor DeSantis also announced that today the State Board of Education […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Three New Initiatives to Elevate Teachers and Students’ Learning

On August 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced three proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that will help support and grow Florida’s teaching workforce and leverage the talents of Florida’s retired veterans and first responders. The proposals include a recruitment initiative targeted to bring retired first responders and retired veterans to the classroom through […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Josie Tamayo as CEO of Volunteer Florida

On August 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Josefina “Josie” Tamayo has been appointed as CEO of Volunteer Florida. Tamayo most recently served as General Counsel at the Agency for Health Care Administration. “Josie has served the state for many years, and I know that she will continue to serve to the best of her […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $276,000 to Foster Economic Development Through the Competitive Florida Partnership Program

On August 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $276,000 through the Competitive Florida Partnership program to fund the creation of strategic plans for fostering economic development in Archer, Gretna, Keystone Heights, North Miami, Glades County, and Welaka. The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), supports communities in developing plans to attract new business […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Veterans to Apply for Temporary Teaching Certificates

On August 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of a new webpage to help recruit qualified military veterans to join schools across the state. On August 17th, the State Board of Education will consider a rule to formally implement a program for veterans to receive a five-year temporary education certificate while they finish their bachelor’s […]

ICYMI From First Lady Casey DeSantis: Florida Helps, Then Gets Out of the Way

On August 11, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

First Lady Casey DeSantis recently provided commentary on her innovative initiative “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity” in the Wall Street Journal titled “Florida Helps, Then Gets out of the Way.” Click here to read in full.    Tallahassee, Fla. As Florida’s first lady, and a mom with three small children, I’ve poured my […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Mayor Susan Whelchel

On August 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development                         Robert S. Weinroth, Commissioner, Palm Beach County                         Scott Singer, Mayor, City of Boca Raton FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:            August 10, 2022 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Mayor Susan Whelchel   On August 5, 2022, Former Mayor Susan Whelchel of Boca Raton passed away. Whelchel was a resident […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Nearly $1.6 Million to Tallahassee Community College Through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On August 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded nearly $1.6 million to Tallahassee Community College (TCC) through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to enhance workforce education opportunities in the healthcare industry. This investment will allow TCC to expand its surgical technology, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs by purchasing new equipment to enroll and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Board of Trustees

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ralph Hadley, Owen McCaul and Dr. Thomas Zavelson and the reappointment of Christine Chapman to the Board of Trustees for the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.   Christine Chapman Chapman is the Owner of All American Air Conditioning and Heating. Previously, […]