Gov. Scott Presents Shine Awards to Nine Reading and English Educators

On January 13, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –During today’s Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized nine outstanding educators for their contributions to education with the Governor’s Shine Awards.  Governor Rick Scott said, “This week, as a part of our 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget, we announced a record level proposal of K-12 funding for Florida’s public schools. The budget highlighted […]

Gov. Rick Scott Awards Two with the Medal of Heroism

On January 13, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  During today’s Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized Deputy Sheriff Daniel Grant, of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and Engineer Ray Jones, of the Indian River County Fire Rescue, with Medals of Heroism for their courageous actions and service to Florida families. Governor Scott said, “I am honored to present Deputy Sheriff […]

Governor Scott: Raising Federal Gas Tax Will Hurt Florida Families

On January 13, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla—Today Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement on the potential increase of the federal gas tax.  Governor Scott said, “Raising taxes is never a good solution to any problem, and raising the federal gas tax is no exception. Increasing the federal gas tax will be a direct burden to every consumer and slow […]

Governor Scott Announces Highest Per-Student K-12 Education Funding As Part Of “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” Budget

On January 12, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his proposed K-12 per-pupil funding in the 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget of $7,176, which is the highest ever in Florida’s history. The Governor’s 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget also includes $19.75 billion in total K-12 education funding, which is the highest level for the second year in a row, […]

Governor Rick Scott to Pennsylvania Job Creators: I’ll See You in February

On January 9, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will lead a business development mission to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in late February to meet with job creators and business leaders to discuss why they should move their business to Florida and buy a one-way ticket to the Sunshine State. Accompanying Governor Scott on the economic […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ENCOURAGES FLORIDA PREPAID ENROLLMENT BEFORE YEAR END

On December 31, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today Governor Scott issued the following statement urging parents to enroll in the Florida Prepaid Program before the end of the year to save money for their future students.   Governor Scott said, “We know that a great job starts with a great education and that is why we work each day […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES FEDEX GROUND BUILDING NEW DISTRIBUTION HUB IN OCALA

On December 30, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Expected to open with 350 jobs and $170 million in capital investment  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced that FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is building a new distribution hub on a 150-acre site in Ocala as part of an ongoing national expansion plan. The FedEx Ground hub is expected to […]