WHAT THEY ARE SAYING… Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Scott’s Signing of $180 Million Tax Cut Package

On May 25, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7109, the “Tax Cut Package” which will cut $180 million in taxes for Florida families and businesses. This brings the total of taxes cut since Governor Scott has been in office to $6.7 billion. Here’s what Florida leaders are saying:   Senate President Joe Negron […]

Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Cut $180 Million in Taxes for Floridians

On May 25, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7109, which cuts taxes by $180 million for Florida families and businesses. This brings the total amount of taxes cut since Governor Scott has been in office to more than $6.7 billion. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to sign this legislation today that cuts more […]

Gov. Scott Appoints John Tupps as Communications Director

On May 25, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of John Tupps as Communications Director in the Governor’s Office beginning June 5th.   Governor Scott said, “John has demonstrated an incredible commitment to supporting our mission of making Florida the top destination for businesses, families and visitors. He has been a part of […]

Administrative Schedule for Thursday, May 25, 2017

On May 25, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Thursday, May 25, 2017

Governor Scott Vetoes “Liquor Wall” Bill

On May 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott vetoed SB 106, known as the “Liquor Wall” or “Whiskey and Wheaties” bill, relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages. To view the veto letter Governor Scott sent to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, click HERE. ###

Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On May 24, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gov. Scott Signs Legislation for Boater Safety in Florida

On May 23, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 711, which further reduces registration fees for boats equipped with safety features, such as an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). This legislation is an extension of a boater safety bill signed into law by Governor Scott last year.   Governor […]

Governor Scott Signs 16 Bills Into Law

On May 23, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law:   CS/CS/SB 18 Relief of ‘Survivor’ and the Estate of ‘Victim’ – This bill directs the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide a total of $3.75 million in compensation relief to Victor Barahona and the estate of Nubia Barahona.   […]

Gov. Scott Presents Champion of Service Award

On May 23, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded Andrew Lumish with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to recognize Andrew with the Champion of Service Award for his dedication and commitment to honoring our nation’s heroes. […]

Gov. Scott Awards Sergeant Major Ray A. Quinn with the Governor’s Medal of Merit

On May 23, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized retired Sergeant Major Ray A. Quinn with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. Sergeant Major Quinn served in the U.S. Army and Florida National Guard for 30 years. Governor Rick Scott said, “I’d like to thank Sergeant Major Quinn for his […]