National School Choice Week is under way. And in Florida -- a state that inspired the nation with its school choices and student outcomes -- the “movement” very possibly got stronger. A new organization aimed at ensuring every family can choose the education environment that is best for their child launched this week, aptly named the “School Choice Movement.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that Kevin J. Thibault, P.E., former southeast regional senior vice president of TranSystems Corporation, will serve as secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Thibault has extensive experience in the private and public sectors, and has previously served for many years at FDOT, the governor said.
Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) announced Wednesday a "groundbreaking '30-by-30' plan" to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030, a feat that will make Florida a world leader in the production of solar energy.
Broadening both reach and expertise, The James Madison Institute announced Wednesday the launch of a new policy center, JMI’s Center for Technology and Telecommunications.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a proposal making it a federal crime for a doctor to knowingly perform an abortion on an out-of-state minor without parent consent.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced the appointment Monday of Mary Barzee Flores as deputy commissioner of consumer affairs.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, now Florida's senior senator, released the following statement today after his Republican colleagues elected him to be chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship for the 116th Congress:
Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida's 46th governor, was formally sworn into office Tuesday during an inauguration ceremony outside the Old Capitol. Here is his inaugural address, as prepared for delivery:
Mr. Chief Justice, Senator and Mrs. Scott, members of the Cabinet and fellow citizens:
I take the helm of the ship of state as a Florida native, a veteran of our nation’s military, conscious of my own deficiencies, mindful of the great trust that has been placed in me and thankful for so many of you who have prayed for me.
Several members of the Florida congressional delegation teamed up on Tuesday to unveil a proposal permanently banning oil drilling off the coast of Florida in the Gulf.
Florida Attorney General-elect Ashley Moody on Monday named Nicholas B. Cox as Florida’s statewide prosecutor. Moody picked Cox after reviewing applications forwarded by the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission and interviewing finalists. Cox is Florida’s current statewide prosecutor and with his appointment will continue his role overseeing the Office of Statewide Prosecution.