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Ron DeSantis: Florida Housing Taking Action in Response to Jacksonville’s Hilltop Village’s Condition

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is taking action against the companies associated with Hilltop Village, a rental housing development located in...
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Ron DeSantis Selects Julie Imanuel Brown to Lead DBPR

Brown will start her new duties on Monday. She replaces former Sec. Halsey Beshears who resigned from that post due to health reasons last month.

DBPR Secretary Halsey Beshears Resigns Due to Health Reasons

Beshears announced his resignation on Friday. He will leave his post on January 29. 

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”

Halsey Besherars Offers Update on Status of DBPR’s Network Systems and Services

"On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, DBPR’s information security infrastructure identified instances of malicious activity on state-owned technology assets."
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Ron DeSantis, Halsey Beshears Let Bars Fully Reopen

Under the new DBPR Emergency Order, bars and other alcoholic beverage vendors may resume sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises on Monday, provided that their operations comply with the parameters of Phase 2 of the “Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery.”
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DBPR Launches Online Proctored Tests for Professional Licenses Exams

For the new, online testing options, candidates will need a functioning computer with a webcam, microphone and strong internet connection. During the online examination, candidates will be monitored by a live proctor through microphone and webcam.

Ron DeSantis Signs Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act

The bill eliminates barriers of entry to certain professions licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) by adding endorsement and reciprocity provisions, removing supplemental business licenses and corresponding license fees, reducing licensure education requirements, and eliminating other licensure and registration requirements.
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GOP Keeps Two Florida House Seats With Special Election Wins

When Gov. Ron DeSantis picked then state Rep. Halsey Beshears to serve as secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, a seat representing parts of the Big Bend and North Florida was left vacant.

Florida Leaders Divide on Party Lines Over Ron DeSantis’ First State of the State...

Not surprisingly, DeSantis garnered the applause of officials he appointed to his administration. Just as predictably, DeSantis drew jeers and fire from the left. 

DEO Wants General Contractors to Assist Rebuild Florida

On Monday, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Ken Lawson called for general contractors to assist the “Rebuild Florida” program which is a “long-term recovery effort to repair and rebuild thousands of homes of Florida families that were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma.”