Gov. Scott Statement on Senate Passage of Freedom From Unwarranted Surveillance Act

On April 10, 2013, in In the News, by Staff

 Today, Governor Rick Scott  released the following statement on Senate passage of SB 92, “Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act”:  Gov. Scott said, “I believe that privacy should be protected and I look forward to signing Senator Negron’s drone bill.  This law will ensure that the rights of Florida families are protected from the unwarranted use […]

Statement from Governor Scott on the Passing of Representative Clay Ford

On March 19, 2013, in In the News, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the passing of Representative Clay Ford: Governor Scott said, “Ann and I were sad to hear the news of the passing of Representative Clay Ford. Our sincere condolences go to his family and to all of those in the Legislature that served with him. Clay cared […]

Statement from Governor Scott Regarding the International Driver’s License Repeal

On March 15, 2013, in In the News, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott today made the following statement regarding the progress of international driver’s license legislation: Governor Scott said, “I applaud the Florida House of Representatives and the Senate Committee on Community Affairs for passing legislation to amend a state statute to improve driver’s license provisions for international visitors. The Senate Committee on Transportation and […]

Gov. Scott Announces Turbine Controls Expansion to Bring 60 Jobs to Miramar

On March 15, 2013, in In the News, by Staff

Company’s growth enhances South Florida’s aviation sector  Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Connecticut-based Turbine Controls, Inc. (TCI) – an industry leader in providing aircraft engine component maintenance, repair and overhaul services to aviation and industrial customers across the globe – has announced an upcoming expansion to Miramar, Fla. that will create 60 jobs.  TCI […]

Governor Scott Presents $15 Million in School Recognition Funds to Broward County Schools

On March 11, 2013, in In the News, by Staff

– High student performance pays off for district’s top schools –  Governor Rick Scott today acknowledged Broward County’s public schools that sustained high student performance or demonstrated substantial improvement in student performance by presenting a check totaling more than $15 million in School Recognition Program funding to Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. The check presentation was […]

CBS Miami: Gov. Scott Announces $1.5 Million for Human Trafficking Victims

On February 14, 2013, in In the News, News Releases, by Staff

Click Image for Full Video CBS Miami: Florida Governor Rick Scott was joined by First Lady Ann Scott today in Miami, to support human trafficking victims. The Governor announced that as part of his budget, an additional $1.5 million will go to help those affected. Governor Scott: “Ann and I are very fortunate. We have […]

Governor Scott Announces Florida Unemployment Rate Down To 8.0 Percent, Lowest Rate In Four Years

On January 18, 2013, in In the News, by Staff

 Governor Rick Scott announced at Obrascon Huarte Lain’s Southeast Region headquarters  in Miami, that Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.0 percent for the month of December – down from last month and the lowest rate since November 2008. The December 2012 rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the year-ago rate of 9.9 […]

Governor Scott: Working for Affordable Health Care for Floridians

On January 6, 2013, in In the News, News Releases, by Staff

In my family, we seldom saw a physician growing up. My parents struggled financially. My father was a long-distance truck driver, and he was often laid off when department stores were fully stocked. My mother had a hard time finding work that would allow her to also raise five children. When one of my younger […]

Gov. Scott and First Lady Scott Participate in CAMACOL’s Christmas Basket Food Drive

On December 19, 2012, in In the News, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott participated in CAMACOL’s 27th Annual Christmas Basket charity event and handed out Christmas Baskets to families in need. Governor Scott said, “Ann and I are blessed to be here today to work alongside so many volunteers to provide families with a little extra Christmas joy. This […]

Gov. Scott Issues Statement On Thanksgiving

On November 21, 2012, in In the News, by Staff

Gov. Scott issues statement on thanksgiving  Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement for Thanksgiving: “As families throughout Florida gather with their loved ones to eat turkey, watch football and offer thanks for the year’s blessings, it’s important we remember the service of more than 6,000 Floridians who are currently serving abroad to protect […]