Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Six to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees

On January 6, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Christopher Rufo, Dr. Matthew Spalding, Dr. Charles R. Kesler, Dr. Mark Bauerlein, Debra Jenks, and Jason “Eddie” Speir to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. Christopher Rufo Rufo is a Senior Fellow for the Manhattan Institute. He is also a writer and filmmaker. […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Highlights 2022 Administration Successes

On January 10, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez highlighted the 2022 Administration successes across public health, space, cyber, human trafficking, and various other areas. “In our first term in office, we not only fulfilled our promises but we have solidified Florida’s preeminence as the freest state in the union,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “Whether in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Historic Executive Order Continuing Commitment to Stewardship of Florida’s Natural Resources

On January 10, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 23-06 (Achieving Even More Now for Florida’s Environment), to further advance the protection of Florida’s environment and water quality. The Executive Order directs strategic action with a focus on accountability, sound science, progress, and collaboration and includes a proposed $3.5 billion investment over four years for […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Administration’s Major Accomplishments of 2022

On January 9, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted the efforts his administration has taken on behalf of Floridians over the past year.   Fostering a Nation-Leading Economy In 2022, Florida’s unemployment rate continued to decline, dropping to a low of 2.6 percent in November — the lowest among the nation’s top ten largest states and 1.1 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Executive Order and Activates National Guard to Provide Support as Biden Administration Ignores Alarming Influx of Migrants to Florida Keys

On January 6, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order (EO) 23- 03 (Emergency Management – Illegal Migration), activating the Florida National Guard, directing state law enforcement agencies and other state agencies to provide resources in support of local governments responding to the alarming influx of migrants landing in the Florida Keys, and providing additional support toward […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Nominates Dave Kerner as Executive Director of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

On January 5, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor DeSantis also announced his appointment of Michael Barnett to the Palm Beach County Commission TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis nominated Dave Kerner as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Kerner is currently a Palm Beach County Commissioner and previously served as County Mayor for Palm Beach […]

Memorandum: Executive Order 23-02 (Emergency Management – Extension of Executive Order 22-253 – Hurricane Nicole)

On January 5, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM TO:                 Members of the Press FROM:           Taryn Fenske, Director of Communications, Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:             Thursday, January 5, 2023 RE:                 Executive Order 23-02 (Emergency Management – Extension of Executive Order 22-253 – […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $79 Million for Nursing Education and Health Care Partnerships

On January 5, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

The funding rewards excellence among nursing education programs and provides workforce support throughout the state TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $79 million for high-performing nursing education programs in Florida. The funding rewards public postsecondary nursing programs that have gone above and beyond to train Floridians and provides matching funds for scholarship awards, faculty […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Jose R. Oliva to the Board of Governors of the State University System

On January 4, 2023, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jose R. Oliva to the Board of Governors of the State University System. Jose R. Oliva Oliva is the Chief Executive Officer at Oliva International Foods. A former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, he served as a State Representative from 2011–2020. Oliva is […]

Governor DeSantis Delivers Inaugural Address, Sets Priorities for Second Term

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered his second inaugural address from the steps of the Florida Historic Capitol in Tallahassee. In his address to Floridians, Governor DeSantis highlighted the progress that Florida has made to improve the lives of its residents as a result of his administration priorities, including guaranteeing access to high-quality education, […]