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Meet Ron DeSantis' Transition Advisory Committee on Education and Workforce Development

December 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez announced Thursday the names of more than 40 advisors who will serve on the Transition Advisory Committee on Education and Workforce Development. That body will be co-chaired by state Board of Education Chair Marva Johnson and University of Florida Board of Trustees member Mori Hosseini.

DeSantis Wants Corcoran for Education Commissioner, Moskowitz for Director of Division of Emergency Management

December 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
Richard Corcoran and Jared Moskowitz

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced Thursday his recommendation of Richard Corcoran, former speaker of the House of Representatives, to Florida's State Board of Education to serve as the next Florida education commissioner.

Mike Grissom Named Interim President and CEO of Enterprise Florida

December 5, 2018 - 2:00pm
Mike Grissom

The Executive Committee of Enterprise Florida’s Board of Directors announced on Wednesday that Mike Grissom will be the interim President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI).

Blaise Ingoglia Will Not Run for Third Successful Term as RPOF Chair

December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm
Blaise Ingoglia

Blaise Ingoglia, 47, who lit up the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) with unprecedented achievement in two terms as chairman, announced Tuesday he will not seek a third.

Negron Cements His Relationship with GEO by Starting a New Job for the Private Prison Group

December 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Joe Negron and GEO's Boca Raton headquarters

Former Florida Senate President Joe Negron has joined politically powerful private-prison giant GEO Group, POLITICO reported Tuesday morning.

DeSantis Announces His Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture

December 3, 2018 - 5:15pm
Ron DeSantis, Brian Mast and Jeanette Nunez

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Governor-elect Jeanette Nuñez today announced the names of more than 40 advisors who will serve on the Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture. 

Stephanie Murphy to Lead Blue Dog Coalition in the House

November 28, 2018 - 9:30am
Stephanie Murphy

About to start her second term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., was chosen to lead the Blue Dog Coalition, a caucus of congressional Democrats trying to claim the center.

DeSantis Announces His Inaugural Committee Leadership

November 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
Brian Ballard, Stanley Gaines, and Bill Rubin

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and incoming First Lady Casey DeSantis announced Tuesday leadership for the 2019 Inaugural Committee.

Florida Crime Falls in the First Half of 2018

November 27, 2018 - 3:15pm

Crime continues to fall across Florida, according to the 2018 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report, released Tuesday in Tallahassee. The report shows Florida’s crime volume dropped 8 percent, or 24,564 fewer reported index crimes, compared to the first six months of 2017. 

Shane Strum Named DeSantis' Chief of Staff

November 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Shane Strum

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis announced Monday the hiring of an old hand at the Governor's Office, former Broward Republican Chairman Shane Strum, as his chief of staff.

Strum, who served as a transition advisor to Governor Rick Scott and as chief of staff to Gov. Charlie Crist, will begin his service to Governor-elect DeSantis and the State of Florida Jan. 8, 2019.

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