Governor Scott Awards Three Brevard County Deputies with Medals of Heroism

On February 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized three Brevard County Deputies with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism for their brave actions in response to a house fire. Governor Rick Scott said, “Every day, our first responders put their lives at risk to protect our communities and families.  I’d […]

Governor Scott Awards Small Business Javi’s Salsa with Business Ambassador Award

On February 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Javi’s Salsa with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. President and founder, Javier Nava, started the family owned business with his wife and children in the Tampa Bay area. Javi’s Salsa is now distributed to stores throughout Florida. Governor Scott said, […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Eight Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

On February 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

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

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Tyler Montgomery with the Young Entrepreneur Award

On February 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Tyler Montgomery, 25, with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Tyler is the President of Mont Motorsports, an automotive company that fabricates, builds and sells aftermarket performance parts and vehicles. Mont Motorsports was founded in 2015 and is located in Panama City. […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

On February 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded D.J. Brickler III, M.D. with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition for individuals and organizations. Governor Scott said, “It is an honor to recognize Dr. Brickler for his […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… GOV. SCOTT FIGHTS FOR FLORIDA JOBS DESPITE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JOB KILLING LEGISLATION

On February 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Earlier today, Governor Rick Scott met with reporters to discuss the importance of funding jobs and tourism following news that the Florida House of Representatives has decided to push legislation to undo economic development funding in Florida and defund the state’s tourism agency. Below is a transcript of a portion of the […]

Administrative Schedule for Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On February 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Gov. Scott Announces More Than $16 Million in Research Grant Awards to Cure Cancer and Tobacco-Related Diseases

On February 3, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that over $16 million in research funding was awarded to 16 different projects through the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. These funds, dispersed among a number of universities and cancer research centers across the state, will support researchers in […]

Gov. Scott Announces Grant Funding for Zika Virus Research and Vaccine Development

On February 1, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla.—Today, Governor Rick Scott announced 34 grant awards for Zika virus research following his authorization of $25 million in state funds for Zika research and vaccine development last fall. Grant funding will be used to help expedite the development of a vaccine to prevent Zika infection, understand and mitigate long-term impacts of Zika virus […]

Gov. Scott: “The Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget Will Create Opportunities for Generations of Floridians

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” budget which proposes $618 million in tax cuts to help Florida families and small businesses. The Governor’s recommended budget also invests record funding in Florida’s education system, strengthens environmental protection efforts, supports law enforcement and fights for Florida’s growing job market. Governor […]