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“It’s Not About Having a Sheet of Paper”: Gov. DeSantis Approves Funds for Workforce Education

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. (FNN) – Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced $2.3 million in funds for rapid credentialing workforce and education programs, such as Logistics and Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL), during a press conference on Thursday at the Hardee Campus at South Florida State College. “If you look at our economy these days, a four-year university…

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DeSantis Announces Payment Increase for Law Enforcement, Says New COVID Lockdowns “Not Going to Happen”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced new legislation to increase payment for both local and state law enforcement, as well as new bonuses for all first responders in the state, during a press conference at the Florida Highway Patrol headquarters in Orlando. DeSantis criticized other states that have sought to defund different…

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Orange County Law Enforcement Kicks Off Operation Safe Holidays

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – All seven law enforcement agencies for Orange County started Operation Safe Holidays, its annual safety protocol to increase security for residents and visitors to the county during the holiday season. “Law enforcement will be out in our communities to keep our residents, visitors and business communities safe,” said Orlando Chief of…

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PHOTOS: Orange County Celebrates the Work and Culture of Hispanics in ‘Noche de Esperanza’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Orange County Government closed Hispanic Heritage Month with “Noche de Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope,” a gala that honored youth leaders of the Hispanic community and celebrate the culture. The celebration also included the Hispanic Youth Leadership Awards (HYLA), a brainchild of Yetzenia Negrón, president of the Hispanic…

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