GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCES MANUFACTURING COMPANY TO LOCATE IN OCALA

On September 12, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Just In Time Machining, LLC, to create 25 jobs and a capital investment of $3.205 million Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Just In Time (JIT) Machining, LLC, will locate its new production facility in Ocala. The company’s first Florida facility will create 25 manufacturing jobs and a capital investment of at least $3.2 million. Governor […]

Statement from Governor Rick Scott on 9/11 Anniversary

On September 11, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today issued the following statement on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America, September 11, 2001. Governor Rick Scott said, “Today, all Floridians and Americans remember one of the darkest days in the history of the United States. Patriot Day is a somber reflection of the attacks and the innocent […]

Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for Patriot Day

On September 10, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Scott issued the following proclamation in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, directing flags be flown at half-staff on September 11th:    PATRIOT DAY; SEPTEMBER 11, 2014   WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, the American people courageously endured the worst terrorist attack on United States soil in […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF EMBRAER’S ENGINEERING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN MELBOURNE

On September 8, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Company will create 200 jobs at the new $24.2 million facility Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.’s new engineering Center of Excellence in Melbourne. The company’s new $24.2 million facility will house 200 new research and engineering professionals. The Center of Excellence project was announced in March of 2012. […]

FLORIDA’S RESURGENT ECONOMY CONTINUES TO SEE JOB DEMAND GROWTH THROUGH AUGUST

On September 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

More than 273,000 online job vacancies across Florida in August 2014 Today, Governor Rick Scott and The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the number of online job openings in Florida increased in August 2014 compared to the previous August by 11,318, or 4.3 percent, for a total of 273,281 openings (seasonally adjusted), according […]

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce New License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day Sept. 6

On September 4, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that Saturday, September 6, visitors and residents are invited to participate in a saltwater license-free fishing day. On this day, the requirement to have a recreational saltwater fishing license is waived. All other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits […]

Gov. Scott: Our Fight to Hold the Line on College Tuition Will Save Families an Estimated $700 Million

On September 4, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott applauded the Florida Prepaid College Board’s historic vote today to reduce plan rates by up to 50 percent, thus saving Floridians millions of dollars. Approximately 18,000 Florida families who have purchased plans since 2008 will receive reimbursements worth $200 million. An additional 22,000 Florida families will have their monthly premiums reduced by […]

Governor Scott Statement on Murder of Steven Sotloff

On September 2, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

 Today, Governor Scott released a statement following the heinous murder of Steven Sotloff by ISIS. Sotloff grew up in Miami and attended the University of Central Florida. Governor Scott said, “On behalf of Ann and myself, and on behalf of all the people of Florida, we want to convey our sorrow and our condolences to […]

GOV. SCOTT: MOTOR VEHICLE FEE REDUCTION EFFECTIVE NEXT WEEK

On August 27, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

~Lower fees will save taxpayers millions~ Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted that the reductions in Florida’s motor vehicle registration fees are set to take effect on September 1. Floridians will save approximately $17 to $25 when renewing their registrations, depending on the size of vehicle. The fee reductions were proposed by Governor Scott earlier this […]

Gov. Scott Announces More Than $6 Million Award to Assist Apalachicola Bay Oyster Fishery

On August 27, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will receive a more than $6 million federal grant from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to assist with the recovery of the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery. In 2012, Governor Scott requested the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to declare a commercial fishery […]

GOV RICK SCOTT: PER STUDENT SPENDING WILL BE HIGHEST IN FLORIDA HISTORY NEXT YEAR

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

Will propose an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida’s per-pupil spending to the highest level in our state’s history. We already have the highest total spending in K-12 this […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Five to Campbellton-Graceville Hospital Corporation

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

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and three reappointments to the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital Corporation. J. Chris Franklin, of Graceville, is the principal of Riverside Elementary School. He succeeds Bryant Barefoot and is appointed for a term beginning August 19, 2014, and ending August 21, 2015. Peggy Moore, of Graceville, is the vice president of […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Two to St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees

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

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointments of Denise Bramlitt and Colonel Joseph “Mickey” Duren to the St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees. Bramlitt, 57, of East Palatka, is the owner of Bramlitts Inc. She is reappointed for a term beginning August 19, 2014, and ending May 31, 2018. Duren, 58, of […]

Governor Rick Scott Awards Three Businesses with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

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

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Comfort Keepers, Mettron Contracting, and LBS South with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for their commitment to creating jobs. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families. Governor Scott said, “I am […]

Governor Scott Honors Two with the Medal of Heroism

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

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Detective Robert Smith, of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, and Trooper Marcos Diaz, of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, with the Medal of Heroism for their courageous actions and service to Florida families. Governor Scott said, “I am honored […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism On Pace for Another Record Year

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

Tourism-Related Employment Has Lead the State in Growth for 52 Straight Months Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA’s preliminary estimates* 24.0 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2014 (April-June), an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period in 2013.  This represents the largest second quarter for visitation […]

Gov. Scott Honors 380 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 15, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today, joined by Colonel John Rooney and Mike Prendergast, FDVA Executive Director, awarded 380 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “This week we had the honor of presenting 2,174 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award. These courageous […]

Gov. Scott: Florida creates 2,100 private-sector jobs in July

On August 15, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida created 2,100 private-sector jobs in July 2014. Since December 2010, Florida’s private-sector businesses have added 620,300 jobs for Florida families. The statewide unemployment rate for July 2014 is 6.2 percent, down 1.1 percentage points from the July 2013 rate of 7.3 percent and unchanged from last month. Governor […]

Gov. Scott Honors 281 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today, joined by Colonel Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr and Colonel Mike Prendergast FDVA Executive Director, awarded 281 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “Today, we honored 281 Melbourne veterans to show our gratitude to all of the courageous Florida men and […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES DESIGN INTERACTIVE TO CREATE 20 JOBS IN ORLANDO

On August 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Small business expansion will create at least 20 jobs and a capital investment of $800,000 Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Design Interactive will expand in Orange County. The company specializes in human-systems integration, including human performance assessment, training systems design and evaluation and usability engineering for the defense industry, other federal agencies and the […]

Gov. Scott Honors 277 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today, joined by Colonel Perry Hagaman and Alene Tarter, FDVA Director of Benefits and Assistance, awarded 277 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “I am honored to be in Lakeland to recognize 277 local veterans today with the Governor’s […]

Governor Scott Announces $806.7 Million for Six Transportation Projects

On August 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Projects include I-75 in the Tampa Bay region, I-95 in Daytona Beach, US-41 in the Sarasota area, SR 821 in Miami-Dade, I-295 in Jacksonville and SR-30 in Bay County Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the advancement of more than $806 million for six major transportation projects throughout the state that will enhance safety, relieve congestion […]

Gov. Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Honor 513 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today, joined by Major General Emmett R. Titshaw and Mike Prendergast, FDVA Executive Director, awarded 513 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “During today’s ceremonies, we presented a total of 513 Florida veterans from […]

Gov. Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Honor 255 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 12, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today, joined by Colonel John T. Ferry and Al Carter, FDVA Deputy Executive Director, awarded 255 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “I am privileged to have recognized 255 Crestview area veterans today with […]

Gov. Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Honor 160 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 12, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today, joined by Brigadier General Frank Laudano and Mike Prendergast, FDVA Executive Director, awarded 160 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “The Governor’s Veterans Service Award is just one way Floridians show our utmost […]

Governor Rick Scott: We Must Stand With Israel

On August 12, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement in the wake of violence in the Middle East: “As the crisis continues in the Middle East, Florida stands with Israel and specifically recognizes Israel’s right to defend all Israelis against acts of violence from Hamas. “Israel’s fight to end the senseless terrorism and violence of Hamas […]

Gov. Scott Honors 308 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 11, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today, joined by Major General Emmett Titshaw and FDVA Executive Director Mike Prendergast, awarded 308 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “It was an honor to present 308 veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award in Jacksonville. Because of […]

GOV. SCOTT SURPASSES $100 MILLION IN SPRINGS PROJECTS

On August 8, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today the Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposed $69 million in springs projects leveraged by the $30 million Governor Scott secured in the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” to bring the total invested in springs projects to more than $100 million in the last two years. During this year alone, DEP has developed a […]