Gov. DeSantis Unveils Water Policy Reform

Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 regarding the protection of water and the environment in Florida. The actions that will be taken as a result of the order are intended to have a positive impact on water quality As one of the first Executive Orders signed by the new governor, this action underscores Read More

Miami Herald’s Florida Influencers Have Final Say

Carol Dover, FRLA’s CEO/President, was selected by the Miami Herald as one of Florida’s 50 Influencers and has offered her opinion on a wide variety of topics leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. On Nov. 3, the Herald published a capstone piece with advice to Florida’s next governor from the Influencers. Check out what Read More

Gov. Scott Announces More Resources for Red Tide Testing and Atlantic Coast Clean-Up

Yesterday, Gov. Rick Scott announced additional funding for red tide in areas of the state impacted by the naturally-occurring algae. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will receive $765,000 to help with the organization’s response. This money will help support the response of more scientists and will fund additional field and laboratory equipment. Read More

Hospitality Industry Responds to Hurricane Michael

[Tallahassee, Fla] In the week since Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and its members have actively worked to provide for first responders, volunteers, evacuees and survivors of the record-setting storm. FRLA staff began organizing meals for first responders in Leon County before the storm hit, anticipating Read More