Gov. Scott Authorizes $25 Million in State Funds for Zika Virus Vaccine Research and Development

On September 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

  MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that following the inaction of the federal government to allocate funding to fight Zika, $25 million in state funds will be authorized to support research to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus and enhance Zika testing methods. To date, Governor Scott has used his emergency […]

Gov. Scott Announces Fay Servicing to Open Southeast Regional Headquarters in Hillsborough County

On September 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Expansion Will Create 100 New Jobs in Tampa  TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Fay Servicing has chosen Florida as the best location for its new Southeastern regional headquarters. The expansion will create 100 new jobs and invest more than $1 million in the local community. Fay Servicing currently employs nearly 20 […]

Governor Scott Announces the Appointment of Jeffrey Bragg as the Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs

On September 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jeffrey Bragg as the Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs. Sam Verghese announced that he will be leaving the Agency on September 23rd to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Jeffrey Bragg will begin September 23rd. Governor Scott said, “Today, I am happy […]

Gov. Scott Directs DEP to Investigate St. Petersburg Sewage Spill

On September 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to investigate the recent sewage discharges in St. Petersburg. While the City of St. Petersburg is responsible for conducting testing in the immediate area of the sewage spill, Governor Scott yesterday directed DOH to begin additional testing at this site. Additionally, […]

Governor Scott Announces Retirement of AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek

On September 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Liz Dudek’s retirement from the Agency for Healthcare Administration, which will be effective on October 3, 2016. She has served in this role since 2011 and has been an employee with the State of Florida for more than 40 years. Justin Senior, who currently serves as Deputy […]

Gov. Scott Requests a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Florida Following Hurricane Hermine

On September 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott requested that President Obama make a major disaster declaration for Florida due to severe storms and flooding that impacted communities and businesses throughout the state following Hurricane Hermine. A presidential disaster declaration would provide federal resources to support recovery efforts in Florida. This request is for both individual […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Seven Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

On September 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized seven 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. Many of the recipients are members of the High Impact Teacher Corps, a […]

Governor Scott Awards Twenty-Six First Responders with the Medal of Heroism

On September 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized twenty-six Florida first responders with the Medal of Heroism. These individuals were recognized for their bravery and quick action by providing assistance following the collision of a bus and semi-truck in Wakulla County on July 2, 2016. Governor Scott said, “I am […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Emily Morehouse with Young Entrepreneur Award

On September 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Emily Morehouse, a 25-year-old business owner from Tallahassee, with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Emily is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Cuttlesoft, a software company that builds applications for the web, mobile devices and more. Cuttlesoft is based in […]

Governor Scott Recognizes AMWAT Moving Warehousing and Storage with Business Ambassador Award

On September 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized AMWAT Moving Warehousing and Storage with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. AMWAT is a moving company that specializes in residential, commercial, storage and warehousing moves. AMWAT is headquartered in Tallahassee and currently employees 30 Floridians. Over the past 11 years, […]