Governor Rick Scott Signs 29 Bills Into Law; Vetoes Five

On June 26, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: HB 1A Economic Development – This bill establishes the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to promote public infrastructure and individual job training. It also fully funds VISIT FLORIDA at $76 million and implements new accountability and transparency measures to […]

Governor Scott Signs Major Legislation for Florida Students

On June 26, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Secures Historic K-12 Per-Student Funding; Expands Gardiner Scholarship Program~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 3A to secure the highest per-student K-12 funding in state history. This legislation increases funding by $100 per-student, for a total of $20.6 billion for K-12 public schools. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to continue our […]

GOV. SCOTT SIGNS MAJOR WIN FOR FLORIDA FAMILIES

On June 26, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following this year’s Special Legislative Session, today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 1A which establishes the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, fully funds VISIT FLORIDA and implements new accountability and transparency measures at VISIT FLORIDA and Enterprise Florida (EFI) and provides $50 million to jumpstart repairs to the federally […]

Gov. Scott Kicks Off Largest Transportation Infrastructure Project in Northwest Florida History

On June 26, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla.  – Today, Governor Rick Scott celebrated the kick off of construction for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge, the largest transportation infrastructure project in Northwest Florida history. The State of Florida is investing $398.5 million in the new bridge. The new bridge is expected to be completed in 2019 and will temporarily transition four […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Jimmy Patronis as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer

On June 26, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott appointed Jimmy Patronis as Florida’ next Chief Financial Officer. Patronis will be officially sworn in this Friday, June 30, 2017, to replace CFO Jeff Atwater who is leaving to pursue a position at Florida Atlantic University. The swearing in ceremony will be in Tallahassee and more details […]

Gov. Scott: I Will Fight for Florida in Washington on Healthcare

On June 23, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement announcing a trip to Washington, D.C. next week to fight for Florida as the Senate debates their proposed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The details of the Governor’s trip will be announced soon. Governor Scott said, “I would like to thank Senator Mitch […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Lead Nation’s Largest States in Job Growth

On June 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NEW YORK, N.Y., – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida added jobs at a faster rate than the 10 largest states in the nation over the last year. Florida had the second-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate out of all the states in the nation, behind Utah. For 62 consecutive months, Florida’s private-sector job […]

Gov. Scott Announces ATIO USA to Open Manufacturing Facility in Hendry County

On June 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Project Will Create 39 New Jobs in Clewiston HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that ATIO USA, an aluminum recycling and manufacturing company, will open a new facility in Hendry County. Although Minnesota and Tennessee were both considered for the project, Hendry County was ultimately selected as the best location for ATIO […]

Gov. Scott: Northwest Florida Families Should Stay Alert to Flooding, Heavy Rain

On June 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott urged families in Northwest Florida to stay alert to possible flooding caused by heavy rain across the Florida Panhandle and provided the following update. Governor Scott said, “With heavy rain impacting much of the Florida Panhandle today, families in Northwest Florida should remain alert to local weather updates […]

Administrative Schedule for Sunday, June 18, 2017

On June 18, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Sunday, June 18, 2017