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Casey DeSantis Launches Effort to Have Veterans, Retired Law Enforcement Officers Work for DCF

This week, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the launch of the “Continue the Mission” initiative, which will recruit veterans, military spouses and former law enforcement officers to be child protective investigators and Department of...

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...

Jimmy Patronis Calls on Veterans, Active Duty Military to Create Financial Plans During Military...

Military Saves Month is a month-long national effort to encourage the military community to strengthen their financial well-being.
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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.

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.

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.
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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.

Ron DeSantis Launches Effort for Veterans to Have Free Legal Counsel in Florida

Ron DeSantis announced the launch of the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW) on Thursday. 

Tom Wright’s, Mel Ponder’s ‘Alternative Treatment Options for Veterans’ Bill Close to Passing in...

Senator Wright brings his own experiences to the table, having personally sponsored eight veterans to receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy; one of the five listed treatments in the bill.

David Santiago: Expand Resources for Florida Families Battling Mental Health, Substance Abuse Issues

Last year, Santiago championed the legislation creating the portal which is now part of the national Network of Care, including more than 700 websites in 30 states. Santiago is calling for $262,650 so the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) can continue the site.

Florida Cabinet Approves Danny Burgess to Lead State Department of Veterans Affairs

Burgess is a captain and judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. An attorney, Burgess served on the Zephyrhills City Council and as mayor of that town.

Ron DeSantis Taps Danny Burgess to Lead Florida’s Department of Veterans Affairs

Burgess is a captain and judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. An attorney, Burgess served on the Zephyrhills City Council and as mayor of that town. First elected to the Florida House in 2014, he kept his seat in the past two election cycles and currently represents parts of Pasco County.  
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