Note on Governor Scott’s trip to Argentina

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

Good afternoon,   Governor Scott was previously scheduled to depart on an economic development trip to Argentina this evening. Due to the current wildfire conditions in Florida, his departure has been delayed and the Governor will continue to be briefed in Collier County today and tomorrow. We will continue to release further updates on his […]

Governor Scott Tours Wildfire Damage in Lee County

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

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott toured wildfire damage in Lee County with fire and emergency management officials.   ###

Gov. Scott Issues Update on Wildfires in Florida

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

Trump Administration Approves Additional Requests for Fire Management Assistance Grants Lehigh Acres, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a briefing at the Collier County Emergency Operations Center from local fire officials, law enforcement, the Florida Forestry Service and local emergency management officials on the ongoing wildfires in Collier, Lee and Polk Counties. Following the […]

Administrative Schedule for Friday, April 21, 2017

On April 21, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Friday, April 21, 2017

Gov. Scott: Trump Administration Approves Request for Fire Management Assistance Grant

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

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the State of Florida received a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which allows the use of federal funds to reimburse response costs to fight the 30th Avenue wildfire and the 18th and Fragipani wildfire in Collier County. Governor Scott […]

Governor Rick Scott Selects Three Inductees for the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the selection of Dr. Arnett Girardeau, Willie H. Williams, and Patricia Stephens Due to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Governor Scott chose these three individuals from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on Human Relations for making significant contributions to […]

GOV. SCOTT DEPLOYS FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO COLLIER COUNTY WILDFIRES

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

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott deployed Florida National Guard resources which have been on standby to respond and assist with evacuations, emergency management and firefighting in Collier County. This follows a briefing at the Greater Naples Fire Station on the 30th Street and Frangipani wildfires in Collier County by local fire officials, law […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added Nearly 5,000 New Jobs Over the Year

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

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added Nearly 5,000 New Jobs Over the Year NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 4,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in March. The Naples area added 1,700 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, dropping 0.3 percentage point in […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added Nearly 4,000 New Jobs Over the Year

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

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added Nearly 4,000 New Jobs Over the Year PENSACOLA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Pensacola area added 3,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in March. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. In the last year, Florida businesses […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added Nearly 24,000 Jobs Over the Year

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

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added Nearly 24,000 Jobs Over the Year JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 23,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in March. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in March, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. In the last year, Florida […]