Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

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

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited the American Red Cross distribution warehouse in Orlando to thank volunteers for organizing donations to assist recovery efforts for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Governor Scott also spoke with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló today to discuss ongoing response and recovery efforts. See below for more information […]

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Maria to Support Puerto Rico

On October 2, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-259 declaring a State of Emergency in all 67 Florida counties in response to Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico. This declaration will provide important resources and assistance needed to best accommodate the needs of families impacted by Hurricane Maria when they come to […]

GOV. SCOTT PROPOSES MAJOR LEGISLATION PROHIBITING BUSINESS WITH THE MADURO REGIME

On October 2, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott met with world leaders for the 2017 Latin American Summit and announced a major legislative proposal for the upcoming legislative session which will strictly prohibit the State of Florida, including all state agencies, from investing in any company that is doing business with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s oppressive […]

Gov. Scott Directs the Opening of Disaster Relief Centers to Help Puerto Rican Families

On October 2, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of Disaster Relief Centers to assist Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria at Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami. The Disaster Relief Centers, which will ensure those entering Florida are provided with all available resources from the state, will […]

GOV. SCOTT: FLORIDA STANDS READY TO DEPLOY RESOURCES TO PUERTO RICO

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

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources available to be deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria. During emergency recovery and response, Florida emergency management personnel work in coordination with officials in impacted areas to respond to requests for resources and personnel. Pursuant […]

Governor Scott Directs Additional State Action for Puerto Rico

On September 29, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement after his meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Governor Scott met with President Trump and Vice President Pence to discuss his trip to Puerto Rico and actions the State of Florida is taking to help Puerto Rico as they recover […]

GOV. SCOTT PROPOSING 10% PAY RAISE FOR JUVENILE DETENTION AND PROBATION OFFICERS

On September 29, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose a 10 percent pay raise for juvenile detention and juvenile probation officers in his 2018-2019 recommended budget. The Governor will recommend $8 million in pay raises to support officer recruitment and retention and to reward these officers for their life changing work in the […]

Gov. Scott Congratulates Miami International Airport After Being Named ‘Best Freighter Hub of the Year’

On September 27, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott congratulated Miami International Airport (MIA) for receiving the ‘Best Freighter Hub of the Year’ at the Freighters World Conference last night. Governor Scott said, “Florida is proud of all the work being done at Miami International Airport. We’ve made significant investments to improve Miami International Airport so it […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Stands With Puerto Rico

On September 27, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – While visiting volunteers collecting relief supplies for Puerto Rico, Governor Rick Scott today outlined the action he’s taken to streamline aid from Florida to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Governor Scott spoke with Governor Rosselló before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, once yesterday and again today, to offer Florida’s support. The Governor […]

Governor Scott Announces Additional Speakers for 2017 Latin American Summit

On September 26, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced additional speakers for the 2017 Latin American Summit on October 2 in Miami. The Latin American Summit will bring together world leaders to improve current partnerships and build new relationships that will better serve Florida families, generate economic prosperity and enhance democracy and human rights […]