Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Saved $3.5 Billion on Reemployment Taxes; Rate to Remain at its Lowest in 2017

On December 7, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes next year because of Florida’s growing economy and strong private-sector job growth rate. The minimum tax rate will remain at $7.00 per employee in 2017. The $7.00 per employee minimum tax rate for 2017 […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Lead Large States in Private-Sector Job Growth

On December 7, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses had the fastest annual private-sector job growth rate of the 10 most populous states for the second month in a row. Over the year in October, Florida added 237,100 new private-sector jobs, resulting in a private-sector job growth rate of 3.3 percent, far outpacing […]

Governor Scott Awards Sage Offutt with Young Entrepreneur Award

On December 6, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Sage Offutt with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Sage is the owner of Sage Paddle Co., a paddleboarding rental business headquartered in Navarre.  Sage Paddle Co. was founded in 2013 when Sage was 11 years old. The company has one of […]

Governor Scott Awards Small Business Full Press Apparel with Business Ambassador Award

On December 6, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Full Press Apparel with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Founded in 1997, Full Press Apparel is a visual brander, creating custom screen-printed and embroidered apparel, promotional gifts and graphic design services. Full Press is a small business headquartered in Tallahassee […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

On December 6, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded Dorothy “Dot” Binger with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Rick Scott said, “It is an honor to present Dot with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award […]

Governor Scott and Florida Cabinet Issue Resolution Recognizing Lieutenant Channing Taylor as Trooper of the Year

On December 6, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet issued the following resolution recognizing Lieutenant Channing Taylor as the 2016 Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year. The Trooper of the Year is awarded to a deserving member of the Florida Highway Patrol for their core values of courtesy, service and protection ensuring […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Eight Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

On December 6, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. All recipients are members of the Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, a collaboration between the […]

Governor Scott Awards Two Escambia County Deputies with Medals of Heroism

On December 6, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Escambia County Deputies Darren Robinson and Stefan Chamlis with the Medal of Heroism for their bravery and courage when they saved six lives from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola Beach. Governor Rick Scott said, “These brave deputies did not […]

Gov. Scott: State Clearing Little River Zika Zone; Florida Still Waiting on Important Federal Funding

On December 2, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the Little River area of local Zika transmission. DOH has not detected any cases of local transmission of the Zika virus in 45 days in this area. The newly cleared area, which is about one square mile, is […]

GOV. RICK SCOTT: PROPOSING 5% PAY RAISE FOR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT

On December 1, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose a five percent pay raise for all sworn state law enforcement officers in his 2017-2018 recommended budget. Governor Scott will recommend $11.7 million to reward these officers for their life saving work. The State of Florida has nearly 4,000 sworn state law enforcement officers […]