WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Cuban-American Leaders Praise Governor DeSantis’ Call for Biden Administration to Provide Internet Access for the People of Cuba

On July 22, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following a townhall event focused on the crisis in Cuba on Hannity last night, Cuban-American leaders in Florida are commending Governor Ron DeSantis’ call for the Biden Administration to take action and provide internet access for the people of Cuba who are standing up against communist oppression.   Over a week ago, […]

Governor DeSantis Celebrates the Signing of House Bill 3 and Announces $270 Million in Investments to Improve Student Literacy

On July 22, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Florida continues to innovate and build a rock-solid foundation for student success ~   FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of House Bill 3 and announced that Florida is investing $270 million in literacy initiatives throughout the state. On June 29, Governor DeSantis signed HB 3, creating the “New […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Commends Major Opioid Settlement Agreement Resulting in Florida Receiving $1.3 Billion

On July 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis commended a $21 billion multi-state agreement with AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, three of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies, to settle litigation related to the opioid crisis in America. Additionally, Johnson & Johnson will pay up to $5 billion over nine years, with Florida receiving almost $300 million from that […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Surveys Impacts and Provides Updates on State’s Response to Red Tide Bloom in Tampa Bay Area

On July 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to survey the impacts of the red tide bloom affecting southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay area. Governor DeSantis also provided an update on the state’s response efforts which include funding […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Celebrates the Signing of Senate Bill 976 Creating the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act

On July 19, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

POINCIANA, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of Senate Bill 976, The Florida Wildlife Corridor Act. The legislation directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to encourage and promote investments in areas that protect and enhance the Florida Wildlife Corridor. To support these efforts, the Florida Leads budget dedicates $300 million specifically […]

Governor DeSantis Visits Southern Border to Meet with Deployed Florida Law Enforcement

On July 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

DEL RIO, Texas – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited the Southern Border to meet with Florida law enforcement who have been deployed to Texas to provide additional resources in response to the border crisis. While in Texas, Governor DeSantis also met with Governor Abbott for a tour and to receive a briefing on the rise […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and State and Federal Leaders Urge the Biden Administration to Immediately Provide Internet Access to the People of Cuba

On July 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez joined Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar, Congressman Carlos Gimenez and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr to urge the Biden administration to provide internet access to Cuba. Today’s press conference follows a letter that Governor DeSantis sent to President Biden yesterday requesting federal assistance to provide internet access to the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Urges the Biden Administration to Step Up and Restore Internet Access for the People of Cuba

On July 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Biden requesting federal assistance to provide Internet access to the people of Cuba standing up against communist oppression and demanding a voice after decades of suffering under the yoke of a cruel dictatorship.   The text of the letter can be read below. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Reappointment to Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission

On July 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis is excited to announce the reappointment of one member to the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.   Jesse Panuccio, of Boies Schiller Flexner, to serve on the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission   Jesse Panuccio was previously the Acting Associate Attorney General at the United States Department of […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Expanded Hope for Healing Website and the Expansion of Hope Ambassadors, Florida’s Successful Peer-to-Peer Student Mentorship Program

On July 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced an expanded Hope for Healing website that makes it easier for Floridians to access help for mental health and substance abuse. The new site is an aggregator of federal, state, local, private sector, faith-based and non-profit mental health resources, and is designed to be updated […]