WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Florida Leaders Support Pro-Freedom, Anti-Mandate Legislation

On November 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

BRANDON, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Attorney General Ashley Moody, Senate President Wilton Simpson and Florida Speaker Chris Sprowls to sign legislation that protects Floridians from losing their jobs due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and protects parents’ rights to make healthcare decisions for their children. The bills were passed through a Special Session […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation to Protect Florida Jobs

On November 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

BRANDON, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson to sign legislation that will protect Floridians from losing their jobs due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and protect parents’ rights to make healthcare decisions for students. The bills were passed through a Special Session of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives 4 Bills from the Florida Legislature

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until November 24, 2021, to act on these bills.   HB 1B – COVID-19 Mandates CS/HB 3B – Public Records HB 5B – Florida Occupational Safety and Health State Plan HB 7B – Vaccinations During Public Health […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Representative Bill Hager

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

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, former Representative Bill Hager passed away. Former Representative Hager represented parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties from 2010 until 2018. During his time in the Florida House of Representatives, he served on several committees, including as Chair of the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee and Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Corrections Announce Increased Hiring Bonuses, Additional Incentives for Correctional Officers

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

New hires are eligible to receive hiring bonuses ranging from $3,000 to $5,000   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Now is the time to become a state correctional officer. Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced unprecedented incentives for correctional officer new hires, including hiring bonuses up to $5,000.    “As so many […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Budget Proposals for Everglades Restoration, the Protection of Water Resources, and the Resilient Florida Program

On November 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Naples and Miami to announce his environmental budget proposals, including over $960 million for Everglades restoration and the protection of water resources and more than $550 million to continue to support efforts to ensure that state and local communities are prepared to deal with the impacts of sea level […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Budget Proposals for Everglades Restoration, the Protection of Water Resources, and the Resilient Florida Program

On November 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Naples and Miami to announce his environmental budget proposals, including over $960 million for Everglades restoration and the protection of water resources and more than $550 million to continue to support efforts to ensure that state and local communities are prepared to deal with the impacts of sea […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and DCF Celebrate November as National Adoption Month in Florida

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This month, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month in Florida, an annual observance to celebrate the thousands of children who are adopted from foster care and bring awareness to the many children who are still waiting to find forever families.   “This month is one of gratitude […]

Governor DeSantis Announces $25 Million Budget Proposal for the Freedom Tower

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

Funding will be used to complete urgent repairs on the historic monument where Cuban Americans first arrived after fleeing Communism during the Cold War MIAMI – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis proposed a $25 million investment for Miami-Dade College to preserve, refurbish and enhance the Freedom Tower. The proposal will be considered during the upcoming legislative […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Barbers’ Board

On November 12, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Herman White and Veronica Wold to the Barbers’ Board. Herman White White, of Pensacola, is the owner of Esquire Barber Shop. He has been a licensed barber for over 50 years and is a former Chair of the Barbers’ Board. White earned bachelor’s and master’s […]