Gov. Scott: “Florida’s Brave Veterans Deserve Answers”

On April 10, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Scott said, “Despite the Agency being turned away from a fourth facility, this time in Miami where there is a history of concerning medical practices, I believe we are making progress toward the goal of bringing transparency to the processes at the VA hospitals in Florida. “Earlier today, Secretary Dudek spoke with Ms. Joleen […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Early Learning Coalitions

On April 10, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to Early Learning Coalitions across the state. Early Learning Coalition of Broward County Laurie Sallarulo, 55, of Fort Lauderdale, is the chief executive officer of Leadership Broward Foundation Inc. She succeeds Jeffrey Dwyer and is appointed as chair for a term beginning April 10, 2014, and ending April […]

Gov. Scott Statement on Passage of South Fla. Water Restoration Plan

On April 10, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement following the approval by the South Florida Water Management District of a resolution for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). CEPP is an ecosystem restoration plan designed to improve the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of water flows to South Florida. Governor Scott said, “I want to thank […]

Gov. Scott Honors 286 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On April 10, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott, joined by United States Air Force Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA) Executive Director Mike Prendergrast and FDVA Deputy Executive Director Al Carter, awarded 286 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “It is […]

Gov. Scott Statement on Winter Park Daycare Tragedy

On April 9, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Scott said, “The hearts and prayers of Ann and I go out to families in Winter Park who were impacted by today’s tragic events at Kindercare daycare center. This afternoon, I spoke with Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles Executive Director Julie Jones who notified me that of the victims, 11 young children […]

Gov. Scott Renews Call for Transparency from Federal VA

On April 9, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Scott said, “For the third time, AHCA inspectors were turned away from a VA hospital. I will continue to call for the VA to allow state surveyors to review their processes until the unanswered questions are addressed. I expected the VA to be open to an independent analysis, but they remain close-minded to my […]

Gov. Scott: Seniors Could Still See Cuts to Medicare Advantage

On April 9, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement following his meetings with Florida seniors in Miami and the Villages regarding the President’s cuts to Medicare Advantage. Governor Scott said, “President Obama should listen to seniors I heard from today in Miami and the Villages, because his cuts to Medicare Advantage to pay for Obamacare are hurting […]