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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $44 Million to Support Florida’s Most Vulnerable Students and Schools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FNN) – Source: Governor’s Office // Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Education awarded $44 million in federal Unified School Improvement Grant (UniSIG) funds to support 149 struggling schools in 29 districts.   “It can be hard for struggling schools to recruit and retain top talent, and today…

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Florida to Award $3,000 Bonus to Teachers Who Complete New Civics Education Training

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the creation of the Florida Seal of Excellence, a new professional credential for educators in civics education, during a press conference at BridgePrep Academy of Orange in Orlando, Florida. The credential is part of an additional $106 million the state will award for civics education, $65…

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Governor DeSantis Announces More Than $30 Million to Improve Infrastructure, Community Redevelopment and Job Creation in Small and Rural Florida Communities

PERRY, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) have awarded several grants totaling more than $30 million to improve infrastructure, community redevelopment and job creation in small and rural Florida communities. $29 million was awarded through the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant…

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DeSantis Parts with Trump in Response to Surfside Tragedy

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — When the coronavirus ravaged Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis defiantly bucked mask mandates. He later cracked down on protesters advocating racial justice, blasted President Joe Biden on immigration, jumped into the fight over transgender athletes and signed sweeping legislation to toughen voting rules. But after a deadly building collapse, the Republican governor is largely hitting pause on the…

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Governor DeSantis: No Structural Damages as Elsa Passes Through Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis announced that no major structural damages have been reported in the state as tropical storm Elsa passes through, during a press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. DeSantis added that no healthcare facilities have reported any power outages but have been in contact with local…

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Governor DeSantis Issues an Updated Executive Order Regarding Tropical Storm Elsa

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-151, which expands the State of Emergency to include the following counties: Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Lake, Lafayette, Madison, Marion, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor and Wakulla. Additionally, Executive Order 21-151 removes the State of Emergency from the following counties: DeSoto, Hardee and…

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Freshman State Rep. Daisy Morales Garners Nearly 60 Bills Signed into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Freshman State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) announced in a press release Friday that she tallied the most sponsored or co-sponsored bills signed into law in the Florida House this Legislative Session, a major milestone. “I love to serve the people of Florida and District 48,” Representative Morales said. “We have work to…

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