Governor Scott Issues Statement on the Capture of Markeith Loyd

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tonight, following the capture of Markeith Loyd by the Orlando Police Department, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement: Governor Rick Scott said, “I want to thank the Orlando Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for their unrelenting focus to find the person responsible […]

Gov. Rick Scott: We Need a Cuba Policy That Respects the Fundamental Desire of the Cuban People to Be Free

On January 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s announcement yesterday on ending the “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” policy. Governor Rick Scott said, “President Obama’s Cuba policy can be summed up this way: he has legitimized and coddled a bloodthirsty dictator and in the process, he has turned his […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Gregory Hansen to the Board of County Commissioners of Flagler County

On January 13, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Gregory Hansen to the Board of County Commissioners of Flagler County. Hansen is appointed to fill a vacancy created by the death of Frank Meeker, for a term beginning January 13, 2017. Governor Scott said, “Commissioner Frank Meeker was an incredible asset to the […]

Gov. Scott Announces BlueLine Associates to Relocate to Tampa

On January 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Relocation From North Carolina Will Create 150 New Jobs TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced BlueLine Associates (BLA), a professional services firm, will relocate its global headquarters from Cary, North Carolina to Tampa. The relocation will create 150 new jobs and invest more than $2 million in the local community. BlueLine Associates, which […]

Gov. Scott Announces Cott Corporation Headquarters Expansion in Tampa

On January 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott announced that Cott Corporation, one of the world’s largest beverage producers and distributors, will be expanding their headquarters in Hillsborough County. The expansion will create 60 new jobs and invest $800,000 in the local community. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce Cott Corporation is expanding their headquarters in […]

Gov. Scott: We Will Fight to Make Higher Education More Affordable

On January 10, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his “Finish in Four, Save More” legislative and budget proposals to encourage colleges and universities to continue to make higher education more affordable for students and also help students graduate in four years. Currently, only 44 percent of undergraduate students at Florida state universities graduate within four […]

Gov. Scott: Ken Lawson Will Fight for Florida Tourism

On January 10, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on Ken Lawson being named the new President and Chief Executive Officer for VISIT FLORIDA. The VISIT FLORIDA Board voted today on Ken Lawson’s position. Announcements on leadership for DBPR will be made soon. Governor Scott said, “I am proud that Ken Lawson has […]

Gov. Scott: We Are Directing State Resources to Help Displaced Travelers

On January 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on resources the State of Florida is making available for those affected by the Fort Lauderdale International Airport attack. Governor Scott said, “During the attack yesterday, many travelers had to run to safety which resulted in lost identification and missing belongings.  This morning, […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Response to Fort Lauderdale International Airport Attack

On January 6, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below update on the state’s response to the attack at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Governor Scott is currently in Fort Lauderdale and has been meeting with state and local officials throughout the evening. Florida Division of Emergency Management The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) […]

GOV. SCOTT: RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ATTACK

On January 6, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Following the Fort Lauderdale International Airport attack, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on resources state and local officials are making available. Governor Scott said, “Following this horrific attack, I know many families are worried about their loved ones and that many travelers are concerned and in need of helpful […]