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Casey DeSantis: More than 30,000 Floridians Assisted Through Hope Florida – A Pathway to...

At the end of last week, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity has now helped more than 30,000 Floridians on their road to economic self-sufficiency. The Hope Florida...

Casey DeSantis: Hope Florida Family-Centered Assistance Program Helped More than 25,000 Across State

This week, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis announced “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity” has now provided family-centered assistance to more than 25,000 Floridians to help them achieve economic sufficiency. The program, spearheaded by...

Florida TaxWatch Looks at Sunshine State’s Problem Keeping Child Welfare Case Managers

This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released a comprehensive briefing on Florida’s child welfare case manager retention crisis, “A System in Crisis: Stabilizing Florida’s Child Welfare Workforce,” wherein FTW presents factors contributing to high attrition...

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).

Casey DeSantis: FDOE, DCF Helped Send Almost 1,000 Devices to Help Children in Foster...

“As parents, Governor DeSantis and I are passionate about helping Florida’s children reach their full potential. In addition to the value of in-person instruction, this initiative supports children who have already faced significant personal challenges beyond their control,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis.

Tim Tebow to Offer Keynote Address for Florida Human Trafficking Summit

A two-time college football national champion and Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow will be giving the keynote address during the launch of the summit. The summit will also include an opening address from Moody, more than 15 hours of presentations by speakers from across Florida and the nation and much more.

USDA Will Let Floridians Use SNAP Benefits to Buy Groceries Online

U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue approved Florida’s and Idaho’s requests to let SNAP recipients use those benefits online.

DCF Closes Storefronts and Lobbies Due to Coronavirus Threat

On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) temporarily closed all storefronts and lobbies to safeguard the public and employees from the spread of COVID-19.
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Ron DeSantis, Casey DeSantis Announce Almost $3.5 Million for Gadsden County

The governor said more than $2.2 million from the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program will be sent to the county to repair two bridges. The bulk of those funds--almost $1.6 million-- will go to repair the Hutchinson Ferry Bridge that collapsed in September while $676,750 will be used to repair the Little River Bridge.

Casey DeSantis Focuses on High Suicide Rate for First Responders

On Tuesday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session with first responder leaders to discuss the need to provide better emotional support to law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical responders due to the growing crisis of depression, PTSD and suicide in their ranks.

Anna Eskamani Takes Aim at Domestic Violence Group On Transparency, Salaries

The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) is a non-profit which gets more than $3 million in state and federal tax dollars to support shelters across the state. While it is supposed to oversee the funds, the FCADV has not been forthcoming about how those funds are spent.

Jeanette Nuñez: Florida Ready to Help Domestic Violence Victims

This week, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez hosted a panel focused on domestic violence at Florida International University (FIU).