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Ron DeSantis Signs Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill From Danny Burgess, Ben Diamond

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill from state Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, and state Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, to “establish a pilot program directing the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs to...

Florida Legislators Want to Create a Veteran Suicide Prevention Pilot Program

This week, with the Florida Legislature starting its regular session, state Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, and state Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, showcased their proposal to “establish a pilot program directing the Florida Department...

Legislative Leaders Showcase Their Agenda for Next Week’s Special Session in Tallahassee

On Monday, Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, and Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, today, joined by Gov. Ron DeSantis, announced their “Keep Florida Free” legislative agenda that their respective chambers will...

Jimmy Patronis Backs Bill to Empower Florida Department of Financial Services

Patronis showcased his 2021 legislative agency package aimed at bolstering efforts within the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) by supporting firefighters, better protecting victims of sexual harassment, and focusing on protecting Floridians from fraud and scams.

Ashley Moody, Danny Burgess, Colleen Burton Back Proposal to Protect Seniors From Fraud

This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, state Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, and state Rep. Colleen Burton, R-Lakeland, teamed up on a proposal to protect seniors from fraud.

Florida GOP Leaders Back Anti-Looting, Rioting Bill After Pro-Trump Mob Attacked Capitol

Back in September, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the leaders of the Legislature proposed the “Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act" which would make it a third-degree felony to take part in "disorderly assemblies," block roads and stop transportation and deface monuments. 
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Wilton Simpson Creates Florida Senate Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Simpson also named chairs and vice chairs for the other committees though he plans to name members to the committees in the days to come. 

Casey DeSantis: Mental Health Awareness Part of Florida’s Response to COVID-19

Florida’s state agencies have coordinated with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health during the public health emergency to ensure Floridians have access to free mental health resources and necessary support.

Florida Will Be Helped by New Law Helping Veterans With GI Bill Benefits During...

Leaders from the Sunshine State cheered the quick action of President Donald Trump and Congress freeing up GI Bill benefits for veterans whose education was interrupted by the coronavirus crisis.

Ron DeSantis Launches Program to Help Veterans, Active Duty Military Buy Homes in Florida

The governor’s office offered some of the details on the new program which starts on March 2.

Jeanette Nuñez Tapped by Ron DeSantis to Lead Florida’s 2020 Census Efforts

“The United States Constitution mandates a national census count be conducted every 10 years and Florida will do its part to support the federal government’s efforts,” said DeSantis.

Florida Congressmen Want to Help Tampa Bay’s Homeless Veterans

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., who served as the vice-chairman of the U.S. House Veterans House Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber, and freshman U.S. Mike Levin, D-Calif., hosted a hearing on  “Combating Veteran Homelessness in the Tampa Bay Area.