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Commissioner Nikki Fried waives fees, fines for businesses and license applicants during COVID-19

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried issued the following emergency orders and rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency orders and rules may be viewed here. “During this pandemic, we are taking every step necessary to protect Floridians,” said Commissioner Fried. “This includes waiving fees for businesses and license applicants, extending the expiration on concealed weapons and security guard…

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COVID-19: New Concealed Weapons License Applications in Florida Delayed

Tallahassee, Fla. – To minimize exposure to COVID-19 and help protect visitors and employees, the Governor has recommended state offices be temporarily closed to the public from Thursday, March 19th through Sunday, April 19th. As a result, FDACS Division of Licensing regional office personnel will not be available to fingerprint license applicants. Local law enforcement agencies and tax…

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ICYMI: Miami Herald: More Democrats voted in Florida’s 2020 primary than in 2016

FLORIDA — The Miami Herald reported Florida Democrats voted in higher numbers than in the 2016 primary. Yesterday, Florida Democratic Party (FDP) executive director Juan Peñalosa released a statement highlighting the work FDP has done for years to boost vote-by-mail (VBM) and early vote and calling for the government to expand VBM programs to modernize our election system,…

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United States Marine Veteran Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper Inducted into the State of Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – United States Marine Corps veteran Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper was inducted into the Florida Veteran’s Hall a Fame on Monday, at a ceremony in Tallahassee, Florida. Skipper, the 2016 Veterans for Trump Florida Chairwoman, continues to be an avid activist for issues related to veterans in Florida and beyond. “The medal…

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Governor DeSantis Activates Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Leading Coordinated Response to Threat of COVID-19 in Florida

Tallahassee, Fla. – Since the emergence of COVID-19 in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has remained in constant communication with State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, public health officials at the local, state and federal levels and executive agency leaders. On March 1, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-51 which directed Surgeon General Rivkees to declare a public health emergency…

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Governor Ron DeSantis issues executive order directing public health emergency for the Coronavirus disease

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Sunday, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-51 directing a Public Health Emergency and statewide response protocol for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). STATE OF FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-51 (Establishes COVID-19 Response Protocol and Directs Public Health Emergency)             WHEREAS, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a severe acute…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Signs CS/HB 1087 – Domestic Violence Services

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 1087 – Domestic Violence Services, following the recently disclosed information regarding the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s (FCADV) untenable practices over the past several years. CS/HB 1087 removes the FCADV from statute and allows the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to administer all programs related…

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