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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.

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. 

Task Force of Business Community Leaders Offers Final Report on Helping Florida’s Economy After...

“This report is the culmination of a dedicated group effort to closely examine the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on businesses and industries in our state, thoughtfully discuss the difficulties they have experienced, and carefully craft sensible solutions to the issues impacting Florida’s employers,” said Dr. Ed Moore, the executive director of the RESET Task Force.

Ron DeSantis Showcases State Resources for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans

“We continue working to ensure Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state, offering programs that support Florida’s hardworking, well-trained, and skilled veterans who make great contributions toward Florida’s workforce and economy,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “I encourage all veteran small businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the state resources available to support their growth”
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Ron DeSantis, DMS Recognize October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month

“Cybersecurity is vital to the safety and security of our communities and state,” said DeSantis on Monday. “I encourage all Floridians to take proactive measures to protect themselves and make Florida more resilient against cyber threats.”

DMS Announces $860,000 in Grants for Rural Florida Counties to Improve Public Safety Communications

Since January, DMS has awarded more than $6 million in funds to Florida counties to modernize Florida’s public safety communications systems.
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James Grant Bowing Out of the Florida House to Become Florida’s CIO

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) announced on Thursday Grant will lead the Florida Digital Service [FL DS] to ensure the state government does better with technology.

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.

DMS Launches Pilot Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Florida Capitol

Last week, the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) activated the first publicly-available electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot at the Florida Capitol, providing EV drivers with a new, no-cost charging solution while visiting the Capitol Complex area. 

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.

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.”
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