Gov. Scott: As Hurricane Matthew Strengthens to Cat 4, Residents Must Be Prepared

On September 30, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

  MIAMI, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center today (NHC) upgraded Hurricane Matthew to a major category four hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. Although the NHC official forecast continues to show a track east of Florida, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Division of Emergency Management continue to actively monitor […]

Gov. Scott: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Now Available for Counties Affected by Hurricane Hermine

On September 30, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that individuals who have lost jobs as a result of severe storms and flooding during Hurricane Hermine may be entitled to Disaster Unemployment Assistance. On September 28, 2016, the federal government approved Governor Scott’s request for a major disaster declaration for Citrus, Dixie, Hernando, Hillsborough, Leon, Levy, […]

Gov. Scott: Now That Zika Bill Has Been Signed, Florida Needs Funding Immediately

On September 29, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, following President Obama signing the bill to provide federal funding for the Zika virus, Governor Rick Scott called on the federal government to work quickly to provide necessary funding to Florida. The Governor also again called on the Obama administration and the CDC to fulfill his many outstanding requests for Zika preparedness and prevention resources. […]

GOV. RICK SCOTT: WE WILL FIGHT FOR JOBS; PROPOSING $85M FOR JOBS

On September 29, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, during the Enterprise Florida (EFI) Board Meeting, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose $85 million in his 2017-2018 recommended budget for economic incentives to bring more jobs to Florida. Governor Scott also announced that he will be proposing legislation during the upcoming legislative session to restructure EFI so the organization […]

GOV. SCOTT: CONGRESS MUST PASS FUNDING AND STOP IGNORING THE HEALTH OF PREGNANT WOMEN

On September 28, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Gov. Scott Also Calls on CDC for More Action STARKE, Fla. – Today, following news of a potential agreement in Congress for Zika funding, Governor Rick Scott once again called on the federal government to stop playing politics with the health and safety of Americans and quickly pass funding to address this national issue. Governor Scott […]

Gov. Scott: The Profound Legacy of Shimon Peres Will Live On

On September 28, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on the passing of Shimon Peres, former president and prime minister of Israel. Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida has maintained a strong relationship with Israel for many generations, and over the years we have joined together in support of the peace and security Israel’s […]

GOV. SCOTT: I AM DIRECTING IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO PUBLIC NOTIFICATION LAWS FOLLOWING POLLUTION INCIDENTS

On September 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, following the sewage spill in Pinellas County and the sinkhole at Mosaic’s New Wales facility, Governor Scott is directing Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Jon Steverson to issue an emergency rule that establishes new requirements for public notification of pollution incidents to take effect immediately. This emergency rule will ensure […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Dr. Diana Worrall to Florida Building Commission

On September 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Diana Worrall to the Florida Building Commission. Worrall, 70, of Naples, is the former Americans with Disabilities Act director for Miami-Dade County. She is appointed for a term beginning September 23, 2016, and ending February 7, 2017. This appointment is subject to confirmation […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Chandra Hosler to the Hillsborough County Civil Service Board

On September 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Chandra Hosler to the Hillsborough County Civil Service Board. Hosler, 41, of Land O’ Lakes, is an in house legal counsel and director of legal affairs for Mid-Atlantic Finance Co., Inc. She received a law degree from the University of Tulsa, College of Law […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Charlotte Heston to Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland

On September 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Charlotte Heston to the Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland. Heston, 58, of Sebring, is the vice president of corporate services for the Peace River Electric Cooperative. She is reappointed for a term beginning September 23, 2016, and ending April 30, 2027. ###