Gov. Scott: FWC Officers Rescue More Than 500 Texans

On August 31, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are continuing to actively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area. FWC officers have rescued more than 500 Texans since arriving in the area after being deployed by Governor Scott in response to Texas’ request for emergency assistance. Additionally, more than […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Colonel Chad Chronister as Hillsborough County Sheriff

On August 31, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Colonel Chad Chronister as Hillsborough County Sheriff upon the retirement of Sheriff David Gee for a term beginning September 30, 2017, and ending November 13, 2018. Governor Rick Scott said, “Sheriff Gee has devoted his life to protecting Florida families, including the last 13 […]

Governor Rick Scott Honors 315 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Medal

On August 31, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott awarded 315 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s brave veterans have made countless sacrifices in defense our state and nation, and it is so important that we take every opportunity to thank them. I’m […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Supreme Court Ruling is Victory for Crime Victims

On August 31, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement following the Florida Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his use of executive authority to protect victims of crime. Governor Scott said, “Today’s ruling is a great victory for the many victims and families whose lives have been forever changed by ruthless, evil acts of […]

Administrative Schedule for Thursday, August 31, 2017

On August 31, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Thursday, August 31, 2017

Executive Orders 17-231 and 17-232: Regarding State Attorney Reassignments

On August 30, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Memorandum DATE:            August 30, 2017 TO:                 Interested Media FROM:           John Tupps, Communications Director Executive Office of the Governor RE:                 Executive Orders 17-231 and 17-232: Regarding State Attorney Reassignments ___________________________________________________________   Today, Governor Scott reassigned two capital murder cases from State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Aramis Ayala to State Attorney for the Fifth Judicial […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Board of Chiropractic Medicine

On August 30, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Dr. Danita Heagy and the appointment of Dr. Mindy Weingarten to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Dr. Danita Heagy, 57, of Saint Augustine, is the owner of Danita Thomas Heagy, DC, LLC. Dr. Heagy received her doctor of chiropractic from Life University. She is […]

Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

On August 30, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gov. Scott: Nearly 270 Florida Volunteers Deployed to Texas and Louisiana

On August 30, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott continued to thank Florida volunteer organizations responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Nearly 270 Florida volunteers have already deployed to Texas and Louisiana and Volunteer Florida is coordinating the activities of ten disaster relief organizations. Volunteer Florida Director of Emergency Management Ken Skalitzky has also deployed to […]

Governor Scott Announces Eastbound JTB Flyover Ramp Opening September 6

On August 30, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of the new eastbound J. Turner Butler Boulevard flyover ramp on September 6. The 1,400 foot, two-lane flyover will carry eastbound J. Turner Butler Boulevard (SR 202/JTB) traffic from the Interstate 95 (I-95) southbound interchange where more than 112,000 vehicles travel daily. In 2013, Governor […]