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Ron DeSantis Names Cord Byrd as Florida’s Secretary of State

With state Sec. of State Laurel Lee resigning, Gov. Ron DeSantis named state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, to replace her. “Rep. Byrd, a Jacksonville attorney, has been a staunch advocate for election security, public...

Lauren Book Offers Resolution Recognizing Davie’s Preservation Efforts

With this week marking the 96th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Davie, Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book, D-Plantation, filed a resolution recognizing Davie’s membership into the elite preservation-focused Certified Local Government...

Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Ready for Statuary Hall in the Capitol

This week, the statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune which will represent Florida in Statuary Hall in the Capitol was unveiled at an event in Daytona Beach. U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz,...

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”

Tallahassee Museums Will Host Invisible Lives Tours Focused on Slavery on Saturday

The Grove Museum, Goodwood Museum and Gardens and the Tallahassee Museum will be hosting “Invisible Lives Tours” on Saturday, focused on slavery.
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Ron DeSantis: Florida Joins Electronic Registration Information Center to Boost Elections Security

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Florida will take part in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) to help boost elections security in the Sunshine State.
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State Government Sending $2.3 Million to 55 Counties Across Florida to Boost Election Security

Orange County will be the largest recipient of the funds, getting almost $525,000 while Volusia County is getting more than $317,000 while Miami Dade is getting almost $211,000. A dozen counties, including Palm Beach and Seminole Counties, did not apply for the grants.

Florida Department of State Gets Ready to Host Events Honoring 50th Anniversary of Moon...

The Florida Department of State will host a number of events honoring the moon landing in the coming weeks, kicking them off last week by launching a summer reading program for younger Floridians.

Florida Senate Confirms Ron DeSantis’ Executive Agency Heads

“I am proud of the team we have assembled to lead our agencies, which include some of the brightest minds and leaders our state and nation have to offer,” said DeSantis.

Laurel Lee Tapped as Florida Secretary of State

Lee replaces Mike Ertel who resigned his post last week after pictures of him wearing blackface were published.