Gov. Scott: Appeals Court Upholds Emergency Generator Rule

On October 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today made the following statement regarding a ruling in the Agency for Health Care Administration’s favor from the First District Court of Appeal. The Court denied a major challenge to the Governor’s emergency generator rule that requires every nursing home and assisted living facility in Florida to have a […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

On October 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources being deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria.   See below for more information on what the State of Florida is doing to support Puerto Rico:   DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT At the direction of […]

Gov. Scott: Sixt to Create 300 New Jobs at New North American Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale

On October 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Sixt North America, a global auto rental company, has selected Fort Lauderdale as the location for their new, expanded North American headquarters. The expansion will create 300 new jobs and invest $10.4 million in the local community. The company chose Fort Lauderdale over other potential […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Four to Boating Advisory Council

On October 17, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced four reappointments to the Boating Advisory Council. David Hankla,62, of Saint Augustine, is a self-employed environmental and wildlife conservation consultant. He is reappointed for a term beginning October 17, 2017 and ending September 30, 2020. Rebecca Bragg, 62, of Arcadia, is the owner of Canoe Outpost-Peace […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Ten to Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee

On October 17, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced four reappointments and six appointments to the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee. Jennifer Lalani, 56, of Windermere, is a district pharmacy manager for CVS Pharmacy. Lalani received her bachelor of pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. She is reappointed for a term beginning October 17, 2017, […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Rosene Johnson to Valencia College District Board of Trustees

On October 17, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Rosene Johnson to Valencia College District Board of Trustees. Johnson, 40, of Orlando, is the executive director of the Conductive Education Center of Orlando. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Michigan State University. Johnson is appointed to fill a vacant seat for […]

Gov. Scott Reappoints Mario Bailey to South Florida Regional Planning Council

On October 17, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Mario Bailey to the South Florida Regional Planning Council. Bailey, 36, of Miami, is the Senior Government Relations Consultant at Becker and Poliakoff Law Firm. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. He is reappointed for a term beginning October 17, […]

Gov. Scott’s Proposal to Prohibit Investments with Maduro Regime Filed in the Legislature

On October 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott thanked Florida House Speaker pro tempore Jeanette Nuñez and Senator Rene Garcia for filing legislation to prohibit the State of Florida, including all state agencies, from investing in any company that is doing business with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s oppressive government. The legislation filed today, SB 538 and […]

Administrative Schedule for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On October 17, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Florida National Guard Member and State Law Enforcement Officers for Hurricane Irma Response

On October 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Julio Acosta with the Medal of Merit and seven state law enforcement officers with the Medal of Heroism for their commitment to Florida families before, during and following Hurricane Irma.   Governor Scott said, “Hurricane […]