Gov. Ron DeSantis Joins Bass Pro Shops to Support the People of the Bahamas
Gov. Ron DeSantis joined Bass Pro Shops founder and conservationist Johnny Morris today for the launch of “Anglers for the Bahamas" -- a recovery effort to raise money for people in the Bahamas who were affected by Hurricane Dorian.
“Last Friday, I toured the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas by air and saw firsthand the devastation of the Abaco Islands and Marsh Harbor,” said DeSantis. “This week I was proud to announce our state has teamed up with FPL to donate more than half a million bottles of water along with the $11 million in generous donations from Floridians and corporations. Today, I’m proud to be with Bass Pro as they launch recovery efforts and raise significant funds to assist the people of the Bahamas in their time of need.”
Media Provides Minimal Coverage of 'Mass Stabbing' in Tallahassee
It's been over 24-hours, and the media has already moved on from a "mass stabbing" that left six wounded.
On Wednesday, officials with the Tallahassee Police Department arrested 41-year-old Antwann Demetrius Brown in connection with the stabbings, Interim Chief Steven B. Outlaw said in a news conference.
Police claim that Brown got into a heated argument with another employee when he clocked in at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning. Following the dispute, Brown was asked to clock out, which he did at 8:20 a.m.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Requests $625 Million in Recurring Funding for the Next Three Years for Everglades Restoration
Keeping in line with his promise to make Florida's environment a top priority, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his request to the Florida Legislature of $625 million in recurring funding for the next three years for Everglades restoration and protection of Florida’s water resources.
Irina Vilariño Picks Up Endorsement From Sen. Manny Diaz
Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 26th District, Irina Vilariño, picked up a key endorsement from one of the top Republicans in Florida's Senate.
On Tuesday, the Vilariño campaign announced the endorsement of State Senator Manny Diaz. His support comes on the heels of Vilariño making the National Republican Congressional Committee's "On the Radar" list of candidates last month.
“Irina Vilariño will deliver the effective representation South Florida needs and deserves in Congress,” said Diaz. “Her family’s American success story following their escape from Cuba resonates in our community and gives her the real-world understanding of the vast difference between oppression and freedom Washington desperately needs. We can count on Irina to promote federal policies that promote free enterprise and economic growth, and I’m proud to support her.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis Highlights Florida Colleges in National University Rankings
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis touted new standings by U.S. News and World Report ranking the University of Florida 7th and Florida State University 18th among public universities across the country, a significant rise for both schools.
“There’s no question Florida is a top-tier destination for tourism and economic growth,” said DeSantis. “Now, these new rankings further solidify Florida as the number one public university system in the country – signaling to any potential employers and industry leaders that Florida will have the workforce and talent pool they need to thrive. Congratulations to both schools for their hard work and commitment to excellence in the Sunshine State.”
Republican Legislators Continue to Support Term Limits
Another Florida Republican has signed the U.S. Term Limits pledge, joining a growing list of Republicans to show their support for term limits.
Stan McClain, a House member that represents the 23rd District, signed the pledge showing his support for term limits in the Sunshine State.
“Our founders never envisioned professional politicians making a career out of serving in public office,” said McClain. “Our republic works best with citizen legislators who serve their communities for a time and go home. I’m glad we have term limits, and I’m happy to sign the U.S. Term Limits pledge.”
Lee Steinhauer Announces Candidacy for House District 44
Winter Garden resident Raleigh “Lee” Steinhauer announced he is running as a Republican for Florida's House District 44.
Lee, a small business owner, attorney, government affairs professional and an affordable housing and school concurrency advocate, is deeply involved in the community and has served on numerous government and community related boards and committees in Central Florida. He currently serves on the Orange County Housing for All Task Force and was appointed by County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey to the Orange County Charter Review Commission. Formerly, Lee served as a board member on the Seminole County Schools Business Advisory Board.
“I am a conservative, who believes in low taxes, secure borders, free market solutions and strongly supporting our military and veterans. I am also a problem solver with the ability to bring people together and a passionate and effective advocate for our schools and affordable housing.” said Lee. “Those are the skills and values I will take to Tallahassee to represent the citizens of District 44.”
State Officials Working Together to Find Ways to Help the Bahamas Recover from Dorian
Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference Thursday morning to give the latest details regarding Hurricane Dorian.
Speaking at the state's Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, DeSantis thanked officials and Florida residents for helping prepare for the state for the storm.
"I want to thank all our emergency managers and law enforcement personnel at the local level who really worked hard, executed their plans and did their best to protect their folks," DeSantis said in the news conference.
Happening Friday: Second Episode of RoundTable Politics w/ Rep. Anthony Sabatini
The Florida Report is happy to announce the second episode of our new podcast, RoundTable Politics.
The upcoming podcast will feature Florida's best and brightest, as they sit down with the Editor-in-Chief of The Florida Report, Jordan Kirkland, and Rob MacDonald-Davies to discuss the latest news happening in the Sunshine State.
With that said, we are happy to announce that our second guest will be Republican State Representative Anthony Sabatini.
Sabatini, 30, is a conservative House member who represents Florida's 32nd House District.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Update on Hurricane Dorian After Press Conference
Earlier today, Gov. Ron DeSantis received a briefing from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor before holding a press conference to provide the media and public updates regarding Hurricane Dorian.
The press conference, which took place in Tallahassee, allowed the Governor to address the media about the downgraded Category 2 storm just off the coast of Florida.