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 […]

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. ###

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 […]

Gov. Scott Awards Small Business Gulf Coast Angler Charters with Business Ambassador Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Gulf Coast Angler Charters with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Gulf Coast Angler Charters is a charter fishing business located in Cape Coral. The small business is owned and operated by Captain Johnny O’Hearon and his wife Julie O’Hearon and […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Erin Winick with the Young Entrepreneur Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Erin Winick, 23, with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Erin is the founder and CEO of Sci Chic, a company that designs and produces 3D printed jewelry and accessories inspired by science and engineering. Sci Chic was founded in October of […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Four Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized four 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. The educators honored today were recognized for their commitment to student success […]

Gov. Scott Attends Groundbreaking of KPMG’s New Facility

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

~Company Will Add 330 Jobs Over the Next Three Years~ ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the groundbreaking of KPMG’s new 55-acre learning, development and innovation facility in Orlando. The new facility will help create 80 new jobs in Orlando and KPMG expects to add an additional 250 jobs statewide over the next […]

Argentina Trade Mission Led by Governor Scott Yields $24 Million in Expected Sales

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

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the nearly 40 businesses that participated in the recent economic development mission to Argentina have reported more than $24 million in expected sales. Additionally, these businesses generated $1.85 million in actual sales during the mission. This was the first trade mission by any governor from the […]

Gov. Scott Honors Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee’s Forty Years of Service

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement regarding the retirement of Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee. Governor Scott said, “With more than four decades of experience in law enforcement, Sheriff David Gee has truly committed his career to protecting Florida families and visitors. Sheriff Gee is an excellent example of the […]