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

On March 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Orlando area is leading the state in job creation, adding 48,400 new private-sector jobs over the year in February. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 4.3 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. In the last year, Florida businesses created 239,800 new jobs, […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Created Nearly 54,000 Jobs in 2017

On March 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

BRADENTON, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created 53,800 private-sector jobs in the first two months of 2017, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,346,200. Governor Scott made the announcement at Bealls, Inc. in Bradenton. The retailer, which is headquartered in Florida, has created more […]

Administrative Schedule for Friday, March 24, 2017

On March 24, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Friday, March 24, 2017

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Barbers’ Board

On March 22, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of two to the Barbers’ Board. Antonett Munchalfen, 62, of Tampa, is a barber instructor for the Hillsborough County School District. She is reappointed for a term beginning March 22, 2017, and ending October 31, 2020. Michelino Nibaldi, 37, of Miami, is a master barber […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints One to Board of Commissioners, South Broward Hospital District

On March 22, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Vijay “Vic” Narang to the Board of Commissioners, South Broward Hospital District. Narang, 51, of Davie, is the chief executive officer of GDKN Corporation. He received his bachelor’s degree from VRCE in Nagpur, India, and his master’s degree from the University of Detroit. Narang […]

Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for National Guard Day

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

~Also Awarded Florida Veterans with the Veterans Service Medal~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott proclaimed March 21, 2017 as National Guard Day in Florida. He also awarded more than 50 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal during Florida National Guard Day at the State Capitol. To view the proclamation, see below […]

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 […]