Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Lawsuit Against Biden Administration’s Unconstitutional OSHA Employer Vaccine Mandate

On November 4, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) employer vaccine mandate. As soon as the unlawful emergency temporary standard (ETS) is published in the Federal Register tomorrow, the lawsuit will be immediately filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. For […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $13 Million in Awards for New Infrastructure at Cecil Airport and Spaceport

On November 4, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Funding is provided through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, Space Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $13 million in awards to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority new infrastructure at the Cecil Airport and Spaceport. This funding will support the construction of nearly two miles of roadway […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Legislative Proposal to Protect Florida’s Election Integrity

On November 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

The full video of the press conference is available for use here, courtesy Governor’s Press Office.   WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a new legislative proposal to further strengthen Florida’s election integrity. This proposed legislation will be addressed in the upcoming 2022 Legislative Session, which begins in January.   “We […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Continues Fight Against Federal Contractor Mandates Following Biden Backpedaling

On November 2, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Less than a week after Governor DeSantis announced Florida is suing the Biden Administration for unlawfully requiring mandatory injections for federal contractors, the Biden Administration quietly updated the guidance creating more confusion for businesses and their employees. “The backtracking by the Biden administration demonstrates that Florida has been right to stand up […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Ronald Ficarrotta to the Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ronald Ficarrotta to the Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Ronald Ficarrotta Ficarrotta, of Tampa, is Chief Judge for Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit. Previously, he was a Hillsborough County Judge and an Assistant State Attorney. Judge Ficarrotta created the circuit’s Mental Health Court and Juvenile […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Fernando Acosta-Rua to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board of Directors

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Fernando Acosta-Rua to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board of Directors. Fernando Acosta-Rua Acosta-Rua, of Jacksonville, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pet Paradise. He has served as Chairman of The Bolles School Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Karen Healy as Highlands County Supervisor of Elections

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Karen Healy as Highlands County Supervisor of Elections.   Karen Healy Healy, of Sebring, is the Highlands County Assistant Supervisor of Elections, a position she has held since 2003. Previously, she held positions in the county’s office of management and budget and with the St. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces JNC Appointment

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a Judicial Nominating Commission appointment.   Steven Martin to serve as Commissioner on the Twentieth Circuit JNC Steven Martin, of Fort Meyers, has served as the Managing Partner at Martin Law Firm, P.L. since 2006. He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida. ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $6 Million Award for Workforce Education Programs at Lake Technical College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Continues to enhance Florida’s economic capacity in the midst of the Nation’s Supply Chain Woes   EUSTIS, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $6 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund award to the City of Tavares to construct a regional workforce training and innovation center in partnership with Lake Technical College. While Lake […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Date of Special Session to Protect Florida Jobs

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation announcing that the Special Session to provide protections for Floridians who have lost their jobs or are having their employment threatened due to vaccine mandates will begin on November 15, 2021, and go no later than November 19, 2021.   “Your right to earn a living should […]