Issues of Interest

PULSE REMEMBRANCE DAY Governor DeSantis ordered all flags at local and state buildings be lowered to half-staff on June 12th in honor of the victims on the anniversary of the 2016 shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. HURRICANE SEASON Hurricane season officially kicked off June 1st. The state enjoyed a tax-free hurricane preparedness holiday the first Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Movers and Shakers

Rodolfo Ruiz II Rodolfo Ruiz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a federal judge in the Southern District of Florida. Ruiz had served as a Miami-Dade County circuit judge from November, 2014 through to this appointment. 3rd District Court of Appeal Named clerk of the 3rd District Court of Appeal was Mercedes Prieto, Miami. Prieto Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Movers and Shakers

Appointed by Governor DeSantis: Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Appointed was Marcus Chambers, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, to replace Mary Beth Jackson, who was suspended by Governor DeSantis on January 11th. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections West Palm Beach attorney Wendy Link was chosen to replace suspended Palm Beach County’s elections chief Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Movers and Shakers

Orlando Police Chief Retiring is Chief John Mina, who is running to become Orange County Sheriff, following the retirement of Jerry Demings, who is running for mayor of Orlando. The Florida Phoenix A new online news agency will be housed in Tallahassee’s Florida Press Center. The progressive-leaning site will be ad-free thanks in part to being funded Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Movers and Shakers

Enterprise Florida Chris Hart was appointed CEO and President of Enterprise Florida. Hart, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives and President and CEO of CareerSource Florida Inc., previously served as the director of the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development and was the senior vice president of external affairs and Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]