The crime rate in Florida fell by 9.0 percent, according to the 2018 Annual Uniform Crime Report, marking the 48th consecutive year Florida has seen a drop in its crime rate.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1552: Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative. The bill establishes the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative as a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory to develop technologies and approaches to control and mitigate red tide and its impacts.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida broke an all-time record for visitation during the first quarter of 2019 with 35.7 million people visiting the Sunshine State from January to March. This is a 5.8 percent increase from the first quarter of 2018.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation recognizing March 25, 2019 as Medal of Honor Day in Florida.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Stephen Everett to the Second Circuit Court. The Second Circuit covers the following counties: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-48, formally suspending Port Richey Mayor Dale Glen Massad, effective immediately.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced bold steps to reform the Best and Brightest Teachers program with a renewed investment to recruit and retain the best, most dedicated educators for Florida schools.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced additional reimbursement assistance for Hurricane Michael recovery expenses.
Attorney General Ashley Moody released the following statement on Governor Ron DeSantis’s selection of Justice Carlos G. Muniz for the Florida Supreme Court.
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis called for the immediate resignations of all governing board members of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).