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Florida TaxWatch Looks at Efforts to Replace Existing Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System

On Wednesday, Florida TaxWatch released “Calling All Cars? Florida’s Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS-2) Underscores the Need for Procurement Reform,” an analysis of efforts made to replace the aging Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) equipment and ensure law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders can communicate quickly and effectively.
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Ron DeSantis Taps New AHCA, DCF Secretaries

On Friday. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Simone Marstiller as secretary of the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) and Shevaun Harris as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Greenberg Traurig Brings in Samantha Ferrin as a Director of Tallahassee Office

Ferrin, who has worked in Florida politics and government for more than a decade, most recently served as the interim secretary and chief of staff for the Florida Lottery. 

Florida DEO Tries to Make Unemployment Assistance Process More User Friendly

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DEO is seeing dramatic increases in Floridians filing for unemployment assistance. Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order directing DEO and other executive agencies to take all necessary actions to improve the program.
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Ron DeSantis: State Government Taking Steps to Improve Unemployment Assistance Program Issues

During a COVID-19 response roundtable at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee on Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced actions the state is taking to improve Florida’s unemployment assistance program.
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Ron DeSantis: State Government Retirees Have New Healthcare Options

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new healthcare options for more than 30,000 state retirees.
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Ron DeSantis Focuses on Healthcare, Backing Paul Renner’s, Manny Diaz’s Patient Savings Act

This week, at a media event in Hollywood, Gov. Ron DeSantis threw his support behind “proposals to increase healthcare pricing transparency in Florida” which he insists will “empower patients, decrease costs and improve the quality of the state’s healthcare system.”

Ron DeSantis Turns to Jonathan Satter to Lead Department of Management Services

Satter has experience in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, he was the managing director of U.S. operations for Avision Young, the world’s largest private commercial real estate services firm where he served five years.
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Ron DeSantis Picks Chad Poppell to Lead DCF

While he is currently with IBM Industry client Leader for Florida's Public Sector, Poppell has considerable experience in state government, including leading the Department of Management Services where, according to DeSantis’ team, “he worked to support state agencies as well as current and former state employees with workforce and business-related functions.”

Simone Marstiller Tapped by Ron DeSantis to Lead Department of Juvenile Justice

Born in Liberia and currently with Gunster, Yoakley, Stewart, P.A., Marstiller served as a judge on the First District Court of Appeal for six years.
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