Gov. Scott: Florida Leads Nation in January Job Creation

On March 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida businesses added more private-sector jobs in January than any other state. In January, Florida businesses created 50,700 new private-sector jobs, resulting in a private-sector job growth rate of 3.6 percent over the year. Governor Scott also announced today that January home prices were higher across […]

GOV. SCOTT FIGHTS FOR CHANGES TO STATE MEDICAID PROGRAM

On March 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Requests HHS to provide waiver to expand access and improve quality for low income Floridians TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott’s Administration sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price outlining greater flexibility the state is requesting for Florida’s Medicaid program to cut federal red tape and provide higher quality […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Will Honor the Sacrifice of Air Force 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker

On March 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

DAVIE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement in response to the death of Floridian and Air Force 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker following the crash of a reconnaissance and surveillance plane during a training flight in New Mexico earlier this week. Governor Scott will honor the memory and sacrifice of 1st Lt. Dellecker […]

Gov. Scott Announces Resignation of DMS Secretary Chad Poppell

On March 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Chad Poppell’s resignation from the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS), which will be effective on March 31, 2017. He has served in this role since 2014. An Interim Secretary will be announced in the coming days. Governor Scott said, “Chad Poppell has done an outstanding […]

Gov. Scott Assigns State Attorney Brad King to Prosecute Markeith Loyd Following State Attorney Ayala Refusing to Recuse Herself

On March 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Earlier today, Governor Scott called on State Attorney Ayala to recuse herself immediately from prosecuting Markeith Loyd after she refused to consider the death penalty in this case. State Attorney Ayala has refused to recuse herself and Governor Scott has removed her from the case and reassigned it to State Attorney Brad […]

Gov. Scott: State Attorney Aramis Ayala Must Recuse Herself

On March 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s decision not to seek the death penalty for Markeith Loyd, who is charged with killing Lt. Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department. Governor Scott said, “I want to be very clear, Lt. Debra Clayton was executed while […]

Gov. Scott Announces Cosentino to Relocate Americas Headquarters from Texas to Florida

On March 15, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

  CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Cosentino, a global leader in natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing, is relocating its Americas Headquarters from Sugarland, Texas to Coral Gables. The relocation will create 85 new jobs and invest more than $1 million in the local community. Cosentino currently employs 60 Floridians across […]

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

On March 14, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized three 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 […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes James Stage with the Young Entrepreneur Award

On March 14, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized 23-year-old James Stage, CEO of Queralyze, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Queralyze is an education platform software company designed to help students improve research and writing skills. Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize James with the Young […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

On March 14, 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 David Eischeid with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Rick Scott said, “I am honored to present David with the Champion of Service Award today. I applaud […]