Governor Ron DeSantis

Governor Ron DeSantis Commends High Florida Student Engagement in School-Choice Scholarships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (IRN) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on August 19th, 2023 has announced a significant milestone in the state’s educational landscape, celebrating a record-breaking number of students participating in school-choice educational scholarships. The scholarships, which aim to provide high-quality alternatives for Florida students, have garnered overwhelming interest this year. Governor DeSantis revealed that an […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends State Attorney Monique Worrell for Neglect of Duty and Incompetence

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (IRN) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the suspension of George Soros-backed State Attorney Monique Worrell of the 9th Judicial Circuit, citing her alleged neglect of duty and incompetence in handling criminal prosecutions. The move comes after concerns were raised about her practices and policies, which have been criticized for allowing violent […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Early Payoff of $400 Million of Florida State Debt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (IRN) — On July 19, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis revealed that the State of Florida has achieved an early paydown of $400 million of its debt through the Debt Reduction Program. This program, part of the Framework for Freedom Budget, was championed by the Governor and is designed to reduce state debt by […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Cracks Down on Invalid Out-of-State Driver Licenses Issued to Undocumented Immigrants

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a move aimed at reinforcing the state’s commitment to immigration laws, Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday July 5th, 2023 that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has released a list of out-of-state driver license classes that are deemed invalid in Florida as of July 1, 2023. […]

Governor DeSantis Signs Legislation to Expand Affordable Housing in Florida

NAPLES, Fla. — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 102 on March 29th, 2023, representing the largest investment for housing efforts in state history. The Live Local Act invests $711 million in multiple programs to expand the availability of housing, downpayment assistance, and focused support for military communities. “This legislation provides record support […]

Governor DeSantis Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Nashville Tragedy Victims

Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued on March 27th, 2023 a memorandum ordering all flags to be flown at half-staff throughout the state to honor the victims of the tragic shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee. In a memorandum addressed to Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development, […]

Governor DeSantis Signs School Choice Expansion Bill Into Law

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed 2023 HB 1, which included sweeping changes and massive expansion of Florida School Choice programs. The previous financial eligibility restrictions for school choice programs in Florida have now been lifted with the passage of HB 1. Any eligible student that is enrolled in K-12 education can now participate in the […]

Governor DeSantis Gives Update on Hurricane Ian Recovery

Six months after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted the state’s recovery efforts on Thursday during a visit to Fort Myers. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) secured nearly $800 million in Public Assistance obligations, allowing the state to generate nearly $1 billion in federal resiliency funds. This is the […]

Governor DeSantis Approves $46.6M Million for Conservation

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on March 13th, 2023 the approval of an investment of over $46.6 million to conserve five properties across the state, totaling more than 21,000 acres. The conservation efforts are aimed at protecting Florida’s unique and diverse natural resources for future generations. Four out of the five properties are located in […]

Governor DeSantis Announces $20 Million for Indian River Lagoon Restoration

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on January 19th, 2023 close to $20 million allocated to support water quality improvement projects for the Indian River Lagoon. The funding will be for projects that help with the collection of and treatment of stormwater to reduce the amount of pollutants that go into the Lagoon. The funds will […]