Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 40,000 Jobs Over the Year

On August 19, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Also Announces Aero Simulation, Inc. is Expanding in Tampa to Create 40 New Jobs TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 39,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in July. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down 0.7 percentage point in the last year. Cissy Proctor, Executive […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Continues to Lead the State in Job Creation

On August 19, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Orlando area added 44,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in July, the highest number of new jobs among all Florida metro areas. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 4.6 percent, dropping by 0.7 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 26,500 private-sector jobs […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Created More Than 26,000 New Jobs in July

On August 19, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created 26,500 private-sector jobs across the state during July 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created in 2016 to 135,900. Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.3 percent is also exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.9 percent, for the 52nd consecutive month. Since […]

GOV. SCOTT: STATE OFFERING TOOLS TO TOURISM INDUSTRY TO FIGHT ZIKA

On August 18, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that two additional individuals have acquired the Zika virus locally through mosquitoes in Miami-Dade County. The total number of local transmissions of Zika in Florida is now 35. In order to connect the tourism industry with resources to combat the spread of the Zika […]

Gov. Scott Encourages Floridians to Apply for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission

On August 18, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Governor’s Office will begin accepting applications for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. The 37 member Commission convenes every 20 years to review Florida’s Constitution and propose potential changes to be approved by Florida voters. Governor Scott said, “Every 20 years, we are given the opportunity […]

Governor Scott Appoints Lon S. Arend to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court

On August 17, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Lon S. Arend to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court. Arend, 46, of Palmetto, has been with the State Attorney’s Office in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit since 1995 and is currently serving as the Chief Assistant State Attorney. During his time with the State Attorney’s […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Eight to Family Care Councils

On August 17, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and seven reappointments to the Family Care Councils. Area 5 Virginia Ruf, 80, of Clearwater, is a retired registered nurse. She is reappointed for a term beginning August 17, 2016, and ending April 19, 2019. Area 9 Karen Oberg, 78, of Lake Worth, is an […]

ZIKA PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS TAKEN BY GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

On August 17, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

FEBRUARY Feb. 1, 2016: Governor Rick Scott participates in a briefing with the CDC on the Zika virus (via phone).  Feb. 3, 2016: Governor Rick Scott signs Executive Order 16-29 directing the State Health Officer and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health to declare a public health emergency in Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee and Santa […]

Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On August 17, 2016, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Gov. Scott: Florida Stands Ready to Help Louisiana Following Recent Flooding

On August 16, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on the flooding in Louisiana and the State of Florida’s commitment to helping all those impacted by this natural disaster. Governor Scott said, “Ann and I join all Floridians in praying for everyone in Louisiana who has been affected by the recent disastrous flooding. […]