Category Archives: Tallahassee

CDC to Reverse Course and Follow Florida’s Lead Prioritizing “Seniors First” for Vaccinations

Tallahassee, Fla. –  Per reports, the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) will announce new vaccine deployment recommendations that mirror Florida’s unique strategy. Florida’s fifth week of vaccine distribution is currently underway, and the state has continued to prioritize vaccine access to seniors age 65 and older – a strategy that initially went above and beyond…

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DeSantis cites Capitol mob as reason to push anti-riot bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a strong ally of President Donald Trump, said Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters is an argument for his proposed legislation to get tougher on protests that turn violent. DeSantis had previously announced he wanted to create tougher penalties for violent protesters in the…

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Governor DeSantis and First Lady Announce $23 Million in CARES Act Funding to Support Mental Health Services

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced $23 million in funding to bolster Florida’s mental health services system as well as an additional funding initiative to support first responders who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency. This $23 million in funding,…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Board of Psychology

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Randi Mackintosh, Seema Weinstein, Madiley Broz and Dawn Silver to the Board of Psychology. Randi Mackintosh Mackintosh, of Tallahassee, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the areas of anxiety, depression, perfectionism, relationships, and life transitions. Previously, she worked as a staff psychologist at…

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Highlights Diversity in New Promotions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced several new senior-level promotions and appointments positions at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Eric Brown will serve as Chief Information Officer, Shahra Lambert will serve as Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Erin Moffet will serve as Director of Federal Affairs. Lambert moves into the Director of Strategic Initiatives…

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Daisy Morales Sworn in as State Rep, Hires Diverse Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Puerto Rican State Representative Daisy Morales was sworn in Tuesday at the Florida Capitol as a new member of the 90th session of the Florida House of Representatives by Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston. Morales will now represent Orange County’s House District 48 in Tallahassee. She replaces  incumbent State Representative Amy Mercado,…

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