Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Utility Workers

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

 MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he has expanded the license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing offer made to Florida’s law enforcement and first responders to include utility workers. At the Governor’s direction, utility workers will now be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018. The […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Thomas Bryan to University of North Florida Board of Trustees

On September 21, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Thomas Bryan to the University of North Florida Board of Trustees. Bryan, 50, of Jacksonville, is a Partner at Terra Capital Holdings, Inc. He previously served as a trustee on the District Board of Trustees, Florida State College at Jacksonville. Bryan received his bachelor’s […]

Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi: Debris Removal Stalemate Unacceptable

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

NAPLES, Fla. – After hearing several complaints from county administrators, city mayors and other local elected officials about debris removal contractors not performing their duties to remove debris in accordance with their pre-storm contracts, Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement. Governor Scott is calling on debris removal companies from […]

Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi: Debris Removal Stalemate Unacceptable

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

NAPLES, Fla. – After hearing several complaints from county administrators, city mayors and other local elected officials about debris removal contractors not performing their duties to remove debris in accordance with their pre-storm contracts, Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement. Governor Scott is calling on debris removal companies from […]

Gov. Scott Congratulates Orlando International Airport for Top Ranking in North America

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

SANFORD, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott congratulated Orlando International Airport for receiving the top ranking for consumer satisfaction among mega airports by J.D. Power’s 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study. Governor Scott said, “Florida is proud to be home to North America’s top airport for customer satisfaction. We’ve made significant investments to improve Orlando International […]

Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Law Enforcement and First Responders

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

SANFORD, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018. This is in recognition of their lifesaving work preparing and responding to Hurricane Irma. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

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

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott is touring impacts of Hurricane Irma in St. Johns County. The Governor will also visit the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Professional Development Center to thank local law enforcement, emergency management officials and first responders for their commitment to Florida families before, during and after Hurricane Irma.   EMERGENCY […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

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

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott is meeting with state and local officials in Monroe and Lee Counties to discuss Hurricane Irma response and recovery efforts. The Governor also visited a Hurricane Irma shelter in Monroe County with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke.   EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS BY STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE […]

Gov. Scott Directs FWC to Ease Regulations, Waive Fees for South Florida Commercial Fishing Industry Following Hurricane Irma

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

MARATHON, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to implement several changes to help South Florida’s commercial fishermen recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma and get back to work. The elimination of these regulations combined with the waiving of fees will allow more commercial fishermen in South […]

Gov. Scott: Disaster Relief Employment Available to Floridians Affected by Hurricane Irma

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

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the state has been awarded federal Dislocated Worker Grants to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma. The Dislocated Worker Grants, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provide disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support storm response and recovery efforts. […]