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Category Archives: Tallahassee

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Two Executive Orders, Expands Early Voting in Bay and Gulf Counties

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-261 extending the State of Emergency for Hurricane Michael, as well as Executive Order 19-262, which expands early voting in Bay and Gulf counties. Executive Order 19-262 provides the supervisors of elections in Bay and Gulf counties the ability to designate one or more additional…

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Governor Ron DeSantis’ Statement on Florida Senate’s Vote to Remove Scott Israel from Office

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued the below statement following the Florida Senate’s vote granting the Governor’s request to remove former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from office: Governor Ron DeSantis said, “I thank the Florida Senate for tending to this matter. I hope the outcome provides some measure of relief to the Parkland families…

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Governor Ron DeSantis and FDEM Award $150.9 Million to Bay County and $20 Million to Mexico Beach for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded $150.9 million to Bay County and $20 million to Mexico Beach to help the communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael. Specifically, these funds will reimburse Mexico Beach for ongoing debris removal efforts and Bay County for the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Judge Caroline Shepherd and Judge Renatha Francis to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court. The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit serves Palm Beach County. Caroline Shepherd Shepherd, of Palm Beach Gardens, has served as a Palm Beach County Court Judge since 2009. She previously served as an…

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Governor Ron DeSantis and FWC Announce Additional Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Days

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days. The season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations will be open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: October 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. “Florida is the fishing capital of the…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.1 Million to Support Mexico Beach Fire Department and Law Enforcement Operations

Mexico Beach, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is awarding $1.1 million to Mexico Beach to support fire department and law enforcement operations as the city recovers from Hurricane Michael. This funding is part of the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program, a $25 million grant…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Meets with Financial Industry Leaders in Chicago

Chicago, IL. – This week, Governor Ron DeSantis met with Chicago leaders in the financial services industry to discuss Florida’s advantageous business climate. Governor DeSantis was accompanied by Jamal Sowell, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI). “This week, I had the opportunity to meet with several leaders in Chicago’s financial services industry to…

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