Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Metro Area Added 22,000 Jobs Over the Year in October

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 22,000 new jobs over the year in October 2014. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 6.3 percent in October 2013 to 5.6 percent in October 2014.   Governor Scott said, “Over the […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Fourth Consecutive Record Year

On November 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Florida Has Already Welcomed Nearly 74 Million Visitors in 2014   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA’s preliminary estimates* 23.7 million visitors came to Florida in the third quarter of 2014 (July-September), an increase of 3.5 percent over the same period in 2013.  This represents the largest third quarter […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Thirteen to Judicial Nominating Commissions

On November 19, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced thirteen appointments to five Judicial Nomination Commissions.   First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission   Ginger Golden Bouk 44, of Gulf Breeze, is an Intelligence Specialist with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She succeeds James Andres II and is appointed for a term beginning November 19, 2014, and ending […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT REQUESTS MORE THAN $77 MILLION IN GULF COAST RESTORATION PROJECTS

On November 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

~ State of Florida proposals include 20 projects for the Gulf Coast~ Today, Governor Rick Scott announced five proposals for 20 projects totaling $77 million were submitted to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (council) for consideration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component portion of funding through the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT REQUESTS MORE THAN $77 MILLION IN GULF COAST RESTORATION PROJECTS

On November 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

~ State of Florida proposals include 20 projects for the Gulf Coast~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced five proposals for 20 projects totaling $77 million were submitted to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (council) for consideration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component portion of funding through the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, […]

Governor Scott Appoints Howard O. McGillin, Jr. to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court

On November 18, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Howard O. McGillin, Jr. to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court*.   McGillin 55, of St. Augustine, is the Founder of the Allegiance Law Group. McGillin is a retired U.S. Army Colonel after serving for 24 years. He previously served as the Deputy Staff Judge […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

On November 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointments of Frank Collins, Kim McDougal, Brad Piepenbrink, Karl Rasmussen and Jeff Woodburn to key positions in the Executive Office of the Governor. Frank Collins will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff; Kim McDougal will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Affairs Director; Brad […]