GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE $8.47 MILLION

On April 16, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

~ 98 public schools will receive $8.47 million in School Recognition Funds ~ At Graham Elementary, Governor Rick Scott today announced 98 schools in Hillsborough County will share $8.47 million in school recognition bonuses. The funds are awarded based on the schools’ sustained high student academic performance or substantial improvement in student performance in reading, […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Frank Kruppenbacher to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

On April 15, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Frank Kruppenbacher to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Kruppenbacher, 61, of Orlando, is an attorney and chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. He is reappointed for a term beginning April 17, 2014, and ending April 16, 2018. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida […]

Gov. Scott: The VA’s Lack of Urgency is Concerning

On April 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Scott said, “We were told last week that the requested information was forthcoming; this week, we still do not have it.  Through the Agency for Health Care Administration’s inspections, we are working to bring transparency to the processes of federal VA hospitals because our brave veterans deserve quality health care. The VA’s lack of […]

Governor Scott Statement for Passover

On April 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following Passover statement: “Ann and I wish all those celebrating Passover a happy and healthy holiday and I look forward to taking part in a traditional Seder with members of our Jewish community this evening.  Passover is a time where we can all reflect on the freedom we have […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE $3.5 MILLION

On April 11, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Forty public schools receive $3.5 million in School Recognition Funds ~ At Allen Park Elementary, Governor Rick Scott today announced 40 schools in Lee County will share $3.5 million in school recognition bonuses. The funds are awarded based on the schools’ sustained high student academic performance or substantial improvement in student performance in reading, […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT: SEBELIUS TRIPS TO FLORIDA WERE PR STUNTS

On April 11, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Scott today made the following statement regarding the resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Governor Scott said, “The resignation of Secretary Sebelius is long overdue.  She was complicit with the President in selling falsehoods to the American people – namely that under Obamacare everyone could keep their current health care plan, no one would […]

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 […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Board of Chiropractic Medicine

On April 8, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of David C. Colter and Dr. Kenneth J. Dougherty to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Colter, 53, of Palm Coast, is a retired pilot for American Airlines and served in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1991. He succeeds Linda W. Reynolds and is appointed for […]

Gov. Scott Disappointed in Continued Lack of Transparency from Federal VA

On April 8, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

“I am disappointed to learn today another VA hospital—the C.W. ‘Bill’ Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines—turned away the Agency for Health Care Administration’s surveyors.  Yesterday, we learned there were two instances where veterans were harmed, or may have been harmed at this same VA hospital. “We need to shine a light on what […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES SHL PHARMA EXPANSION IN DEERFIELD BEACH

On April 7, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Company will expand U.S. Headquarters, adding 30 jobs Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that SHL Pharma, a company of the SHL Group, the world’s largest privately-owned designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced drug delivery systems, is expanding its manufacturing and R&D facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida with a newly renovated $6 million state-of-the-art facility.Currently, SHL […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES PALM BEACH SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE $8.4 MILLION

On April 7, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Eighty-three schools receive $8.4 million for high performance through School Recognition Program ~ At the Palm Beach Strategic Forum, Governor Rick Scott today announced 83 schools in Palm Beach County will share $8.4 million in school recognition bonuses. The funds are awarded based on the schools’ sustained high student academic performance or substantial improvement […]

Gov. Scott Applauds Judiciary Committee on Supporting Bill to Keep College Affordable

On April 1, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott thanked members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their passage of SB 1400, which keeps college affordable for Florida’s students. Governor Scott said, “Tuition is too high; and our students are graduating with too much debt.  It is important to address the issue of college affordability to ensure higher education is […]

Gov. Scott Calls for State Inspections of Federal VA Hospitals

On April 1, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

In light of recent reports of injuries and deaths to veterans at federal Veterans Affairs hospitals, Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration calling for immediate investigations into the federal hospitals in Florida. To view the Governor’s letter to AHCA, click HERE. Governor Scott said, “National media have […]

Gov. Scott Signs House Bill 7015

On March 31, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Waives Out-of-State Tuition Fees for Honorably Discharged Veterans Today, Governor Rick Scott was joined by Senate President Don Gaetz, Speaker of the House Will Weatherford, Senator Thad Altman, Senator Garrett Richter, Representative Doc Renuart, Representative Jimmie Smith and Representative Jimmy Patronis to sign House Bill 7015 which creates the “Congressman C.W. Bill Young Tuition Waiver Program,” […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Jacksonville Aviation Authority

On March 28, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Giselle Carson and Patrick Kilbane to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. Carson, 46, of Jacksonville, is an attorney and shareholder with Marks Gray PA. She previously served as the president of the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of Leadership Jacksonville. Carson received […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Kathryn McInnis to the Florida Gateway College District Board of Trustees

On March 27, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Kathryn McInnis to Florida Gateway College District Board of Trustees. McInnis, 67, of Old Town, is a retired occupational specialist with the Dixie County School Board. She currently serves as president of the Dixie Education Foundation and the Future Farmers of America Alumni. McInnis previously served as […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida State Retirement Commission

On March 25, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to the Florida State Retirement Commission. J. Layne Smith, 52, of Tallahassee, is the general counsel of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 25, 2014, and ending December 31, 2016. Paul […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING…Lawmakers Applaud Governor Scott’s Advocacy and Proposed Projects for Commercial Oyster Fishery Disaster Funding

On March 25, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said, “I applaud Governor Scott for quickly identifying disaster assistance projects to bring needed relief to those suffering in the Apalachicola Bay region.  Now it’s time for NOAA to do its job by approving these projects to help Florida’s oyster industry recover. These projects will deliver economic assistance to the families, […]

Governor Scott Announces Plans for the $6.3 Million in Commercial Oyster Fishery Disaster Funding

On March 25, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today Governor Rick Scott announced the projects in the Apalachicola Bay area that he is recommending to receive disaster assistance funding. These projects will help the affected communities recover from the devastation and move forward to have sustainable fisheries and fishing communities in the future. Governor Scott said, “I am excited today to recommend these […]

Governor Rick Scott Offers Condolences to the People of Washington State

On March 25, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott offered his condolences to the people in the state of Washington who have been affected by the devastating mudslide in Snohomish County. Governor Scott said, “Ann and I are joined by Florida families in offering our condolences to the people of Washington and their loved ones whose lives were touched by […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council

On March 24, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council. Larry Ashley, 48, of Fort Walton Beach, is the sheriff of Okaloosa County. He succeeds Jeffrey Dawsy and is appointed for a term beginning March 24, 2014, and ending October 1, 2016. Lee Massie, 52, of Oviedo, is the […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Patrick Allman III to the Tampa Port Authority

On March 24, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Patrick Allman III to the Tampa Port Authority. Allman, 54, of Tampa, is the general manager of Odyssey Manufacturing Company. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 24, 2014, and ending February 6, 2018. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Two to the Florida Transportation Commission

On March 24, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointments of Donnie Ellington and Ronald Howse to the Florida Transportation Commission. Ellington, 56, of Gainesville, is a construction and facilities manager with Nanotherapeutics. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Florida. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 24, 2014, and ending […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Bette Brown to the Board of Governors, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

On March 24, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Bette Brown to the Board of Governors, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Brown, 57, of Tavernier, is the chief credit officer for the Community Bank of Florida. She has more than thirty-five years of real estate lending and commercial banking experience. She is the president-elect of the Rotary […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Robert Wyatt to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees

On March 24, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Robert Wyatt to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees. Wyatt, 53, of Osprey, is the president of Investor Protector Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 24, […]

What They Are Saying: Florida Legislators Thank Governor Scott for Keeping Flood Insurance Affordable for Florida Families

On March 24, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

On Friday President Obama signed welcome legislation to push back the unfair and unreasonable hikes in flood insurance premiums.  Governor Scott was proud to lobby Congress and the President to act on behalf of Florida families to help find a solution.  Today Florida legislators thanked Governor Scott for his efforts to advocate for Florida homeowners […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HIGHLIGHTS EARLY LEARNING FUNDING IN MIAMI

On March 24, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted increased funding for early childhood education at the Miami Children’s Museum. The Governor’s “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” proposes $1.1 billion in state funding for early childhood education and care.  This is an increase of $100 per child, which is the largest boost for early learning in the past […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida Citrus Commission

On March 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to the Florida Citrus Commission. Jonathan “Ned” Hancock, 56, of Sebring, is the owner and president of Hancock Citrus Inc. He succeeds Jesse Clark, and is appointed for a term beginning March 21, 2014, and ending June 30, 2016. Francisco Pines, 38, of Pinecrest, is […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints George Roberts to Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board

On March 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of George Roberts to the Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board. Roberts, 50, of Panama City, is the vice president of Roberts & Roberts Inc. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 21, 2014, and ending March 1, 2018. The appointment is subject to confirmation by […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Michael Babb to Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board

On March 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Michael Babb to the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board. Michael Babb, 36, of Tampa, is the president of Two Rivers Ranch. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 21, 2014, and ending March 1, 2018. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Judge Edward H. Merrigan, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court

On March 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Edward H. Merrigan, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court Merrigan 51, of Fort Lauderdale currently serves as a Broward County Court Judge. He also serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. Judge Merrigan began his legal career as an attorney with Houston & […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Kim Hernandez Vance to the Hillsborough County Court

On March 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Kim Hernandez Vance to the Hillsborough County Court. Vance 53, is a Tampa native and a partner with GrayRobinson, P.A., where she has been a commercial litigator since 2005. She began her legal career in 1997 with Rahdert, Anderson, McGowen & Steele, P.A. in Tampa. Vance was […]

What They Are Saying: Thank You Governor Scott for Fighting Flood Insurance Hikes

On March 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

This law brings great relief to property owners across Florida, especially those living in communities that bore the brunt of the unexpected and sometimes overwhelming premium increases that were a certainty if this law had not been passed and signed.  Governor Scott never forgot about those most impacted and he fought the hard fight to […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HIGHLIGHTS EARLY LEARNING FUNDING IN JACKSONVILLE

On March 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted increased funding for early childhood education at All About Kids in Jacksonville. The Governor’s “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” proposes $1.1 billion in state funding for early childhood education and care.  This is an increase of $100 per child, which is the largest boost for early learning in the […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Richard Simpson to the Children’s Services Council of Charlotte County

On March 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Richard Simpson to the Children’s Services Council of Charlotte County. Simpson, 56, of Port Charlotte, is an assistant state attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 20, 2014, and ending May 17, 2016.

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Richard Simpson to the Children’s Services Council of Charlotte County

On March 20, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Richard Simpson to the Children’s Services Council of Charlotte County. Simpson, 56, of Port Charlotte, is an assistant state attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 20, 2014, and ending May 17, 2016.

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to the Board of Auctioneers

On March 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and one reappointment to the Board of Auctioneers. Ransom “Reed” Hartman, 35, of Jensen Beach, is an auctioneer agent with Hartman Auction Group. He succeeds Michael E. Moecker and is appointed for a term beginning March 20, 2014, and ending October 31, 2016. Donald Shearer, 67, of Kissimmee, […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES MARBLUE EXPANSION OF INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS AND R&D OPERATIONS IN HOLLYWOOD

On March 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Expansion will create 28 jobs and a capital investment of $2.9 million Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that MarBlue, one of the world’s top manufacturers of accessories for mobile devices, is expanding one of its international headquarters and R&D facility in downtown Hollywood. The expansion will create 28 new jobs and a capital investment of […]

GOV. SCOTT ANNOUNCES FOR THE FOURTH MONTH IN A ROW, FLORIDA JOB DEMAND AT ALL-TIME HIGH

On March 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

There are more than 278,000 openings statewide; and February online job vacancies increased by 3.6 percent over the year Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted the number of available job openings in Florida increased in February 2014 compared to the previous February by 9,727, or 3.6 percent, for a total of 278,717 openings (seasonally adjusted). These […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Two to the Citrus County Hospital Board

On March 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointments of Krista K. Joseph and Debbie H. Ressler to the Citrus County Hospital Board. Joseph, 53, of Crystal River, is the president of Aspen Medical Consultants and Marketing. She is a representative of the Title 1 Parent Advisory Council for Citrus County. Joseph received her bachelor’s degree in […]

Governor Scott: We Need to Hold the Line on Tuition

On March 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott discussed how important it is to make getting a college education affordable for all Florida families. Governor Scott said, “Every parent wants their child to get a great education and for many that doesn’t end at high school.That is why we recommended $80 million in […]

Governor Rick Scott Applauds Florida Senate’s Unanimous Passage of “It’s Your Money Tax Cut”

On March 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott applauded the Florida Senate for unanimously passing SB 156, which cuts taxes by nearly $400 million by rolling back fees on motor vehicle registrations. The proposal is a major part of the Governor’s “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” Governor Scott said, “I want to thank Senate President Don Gaetz, Senator […]

Governor Rick Scott Presents Orlando Fire Department Firefighter Jessie Salas with the “Medal of Heroism”

On March 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Firefighter Jessie Salas, of the Orlando Fire Department, with the “Medal of Heroism” for his heroic actions and service to families in Central Florida. On February 24, 2012, Firefighter Salas was standing near the back entrance of Firehouse One on Pine Street in […]

Governor Rick Scott Honors 71 Florida Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On March 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott, joined by Colonel Mike Prendergast, Executive Director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, awarded 71Florida veterans who served during the Vietnam War with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott and the Florida Cabinet also presented […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards and Announce Upcoming Florida Volunteer Month

On March 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet sponsored a Cabinet resolution proclaiming April to be Florida Volunteer Month. Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman also recognized Suzanne Cognetta, a Boys Town North Florida volunteer, and Kristen Burke, a student who volunteers with the University of Florida’s […]

Governor Rick Scott Presents Shine Awards to Three District Teachers of the Year

On March 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized three outstanding North Florida educators for their contributions to learning with the Governor’s Shine Awards. The teachers were recently named District Teachers of the Year for their respective counties. The Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have positively helped children through education. […]

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

On March 18, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Gulf Coast Enterprises, Pragmatic Works, and B&C Technologies with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for their commitment in creating jobs for families in North Florida. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities in Florida. […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF ORLANDO HIGH-TECH FIRM

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

AgileThought will expand in Central Florida, creating 15 high-tech jobs Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that AgileThought, Inc., a mobile application and software development firm, is expanding its business to downtown Orlando. AgileThought, headquartered in Tampa, plans to add 15 jobs within the next three years. This month, the company will open its 2,585 square-foot […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Metro Area Gained 24,100 Jobs Over the Year

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today,Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach metro area gained 24,100 jobs, the fourth highest number of jobs in January 2014 among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.8 percentage points over the year, from 7.1 percent in January […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Gains 29,400 Jobs Over the Year

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained the third-highest number of jobs in January 2014 among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago with 29,400 new jobs.The unemployment rate in the Tampa metro area declined by 2.0 percentage points over the year, from 8.5 percent in […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Metro Area unemployment declined by 2.0 percentage points over the year

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) unemployment rate declined by 2.0 percentage points over the year, from 8.3 percent in January 2013 to 6.3 percent in January 2014. The area experienced positive annual job growth over the year in January 2014 with 2,200 new jobs. Governor Scott said, “As […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Metro Area Created 36,400 New Jobs Over the Year

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Highest Number of Jobs Among All Metro Areas in January Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) for gaining the highest number of jobs in January 2014 among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago with 36,400 new jobs. The Orlando MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 2.2 percentage […]

Gov. Scott: Naples-Marco Island Metro Area had fastest annual job growth rate in January

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the fastest annual job growth rate compared to all metro areas in the state in January 2014 with an increase of 6,600 jobs over the year. The unemployment rate in the MSA declined by 2.0 percentage points over the year, from 7.6 […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Metro Area Unemployment Rate Drops Over The Year

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall metro area’s unemployment rate has declined by 2.6 percentage points over the year, from 9.5 percent in January 2013 to 6.9 percent in January 2014. The Miami metro area gained the second-highest number of jobs in January 2014 among all metro areas in Florida compared to […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Metro Area Adds 21,100 Jobs Over the Year

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was among the top five metro areas in the state for job growth in January 2014 with 21,100 new jobs over the year. In January 2014, the Jacksonville metro area had the second fastest annual job growth rate of all the state’s metro areas. […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Metro Area’s unemployment rate declined by 2.0 percentage points over the year in January

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 2.0 percentage points over the year, from 8.3 percent in January 2013 to 6.3 percent in January 2014. The metro area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase 14,100 jobs over the year. Governor Scott said, “With 14,100 […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Have Created 500,000 Jobs in Just Three Years

On March 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida’s unemployment rate for January 2014 was down to 6.1 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the state since June 2008. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate has been below the national unemployment rate since August 2013, which was 6.6 percent in January 2014. Since December 2010, Florida has created 503,500 […]

Governor Rick Scott Highlights $80 Million in Cancer Research Funding in Miami

On March 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott was joined by Dr. Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami, at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to support a proposed $80 million investment for cancer research funding in Florida as part of the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” The Governor’s proposed budget includes $60 million for existing Florida Cancer […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $27 MILLION TO IMPROVE CENTRAL FLORIDA WATER QUALITY

On March 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

~Clean Water State Revolving Fund program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and stormwater projects~ Governor Rick Scott was joined by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Secretary Herschel Vinyard today to announce the 11 wastewater and stormwater projects receiving more than $27 million in loan funding through the Department’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to the Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

On March 14, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and two reappointments to the Electrical Contractors Licensing Board. Bruce Barr, 42, of Orlando, is a lighting supervisor with Universal Orlando. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 14, 2014, and ending October 31, 2014. David Botknecht, 44, of Hollywood, is the […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $27 MILLION TO IMPROVE CENTRAL FLORIDA WATER QUALITY

On March 14, 2014, in News Releases, by staff

~Clean Water State Revolving Fund program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and stormwater projects~ ORLANDO, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott was joined by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Secretary Herschel Vinyard today to announce the 11 wastewater and stormwater projects receiving more than $27 million in loan funding through the Department’s Clean Water […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Five to Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County

On March 14, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments and two reappointments to the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County. Wendy Coker, 46, of Okeechobee, is the coordinator of exceptional student education with the Okeechobee County School Board. She succeeds Lydia Wasson and is appointed for a term beginning March 14, 2014, and ending August 26, 2015. […]

Governor Rick Scott on Flood Insurance Relief: This is a Victory for Florida Families

On March 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Congress passing legislation that provides relief from unfair flood insurance rate hikes. Governor Rick Scott said, “This is a victory for all Florida families who have been impacted by ongoing uncertainty and faced the possibility of paying devastating rate increases. Throughout this process I have […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Carolyn Williams to the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees

On March 13, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Carolyn Williams to the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees. Williams, 61, of West Palm Beach, is a retired senior staff advisor for the South Florida Water Management District. She currently serves as chair and president of the family foundation of the Gerald A. Williams […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Kahreem Golden to the Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council

On March 13, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Kahreem T.D. Golden to the Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council. Golden, 19, of Panama City, is a student at Florida State University. He is a member of several organizations committed to tobacco prevention and control including Students Working Against Tobacco. Golden succeeds Erin E. Sylvester […]

Gov. Scott Applauds Legislative Committees for Passing “It’s Your Money” Tax Cut

On March 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement on unanimous passage of the vehicle registration fee rollback in the Senate Appropriations Committee as well as the House Finance and Tax Subcommittee. The legislation will cut taxes by $400 million. Governor Scott said, “I want to thank members of the Senate Appropriations Committee as well as the […]

Governor Scott Visits with Child Protective Investigators

On March 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott visited Child Protective Investigators to thank them for their dedication to Florida’s children and spoke about his 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” that commits more than $31 million for child protection services. These funds would be targeted at protecting at-risk children and families by expanding investigation initiatives that are […]

Gov. Scott Applauds Rubio Resolution Condemning Venezuelan Regime

On March 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott applauded members of the U.S. Senate for their resolution condemning the Venezuelan regime and calling for sanctions. Today’s action by the U.S. Senate comes on the heels of Governor Scott’s call for President Obama to immediately enact sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. Governor Scott said, “The people of Venezuela – and […]

Governor Scott and Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera Honor 2014 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

On March 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday joined Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam at the Florida State Capitol to induct three Floridians in the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.  The inductees were chosen from a list of 10 nominees selected by the Florida […]

Governor Rick Scott Statement on Passing of Governor Reubin Askew

On March 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott today made the following statement regarding the passing of former Florida Governor Reubin Askew early this morning at the age of 85. Governor Scott said, “Governor Askew served our nation as a veteran, he served Florida’s families as an elected officeholder, and he served our children as an educator.  He helped lead […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HIGHLIGHTS EARLY LEARNING AT ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY IN PANAMA CITY

On March 12, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted increased funding for early childhood education at the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida. The Governor’s “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” proposes $1.1 billion in state funding for early childhood education and care.  This is an increase of $59 million and the largest boost for early learning in […]

Governor Rick Scott Highlights JAXPORT Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Project

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

Governor Rick Scott was joined by state and local officials today to highlight the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) project at JAXPORT’s Dames Point Marine Terminal, which will allow ships and freight trains to transfer cargo containers efficiently, giving JAXPORT faster access to Southeast markets. According to JAXPORT, the project is expected to create over 340 construction jobs, and 800 direct and indirect jobs over the next four decades. Governor Scott said, “We’re committed to making Florida the trade gateway to […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Daniel Doyle Jr. to the Board of Governors of the State University System

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

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Daniel Doyle Jr. to the Board of Governors of the State University System. Doyle, 43, of Belleair, is the president and CEO of Dex Imaging Inc. He currently serves as a member of the Young Presidents Organization and on the board of directors for the Pediatric Cancer […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees

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

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and two reappointments to the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees. Bernardo Navarro, 40, of Miami, is the president of Benworth Capital Partners LLC. He previously served as president of the Latin Builders Association and currently serves as chairman of the Latin Builders Association Construction and Business […]

Governor Rick Scott Highlights $80 Million for Cancer Research as Part of the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget”

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

Governor Rick Scott today joined leaders from University of Florida Health and Orlando Health to highlight an $80 million commitment for cancer research in the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” The budget includes $60 million for existing Florida Cancer Centers to assist in achieving National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation, and another $20 million commitment […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Sarah Walton to the Environmental Regulation Commission

On March 7, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Sarah Walton to the Environmental Regulation Commission. Walton, 36, of Pensacola, is an attorney with Philip A. Bates PA. She is reappointed for a term beginning March 7, 2014, and ending July 1, 2017. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Governor Rick Scott Appoints James Lane to the Board of Accountancy

On March 7, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of James Lane to the Board of Accountancy. Lane, 73, of Winter Park, is a certified public accountant with Averett, Warmus, Durkee. He succeeds William Durkin and is appointed for a term beginning March 7, 2014, and ending October 31, 2017. The appointment is subject to confirmation by […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TOUTS CONTINUED VPK GAINS AMONG FLORIDA’S YOUTH

On March 7, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Report demonstrates 10 percent increase in VPK readiness over five years Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted a report that shows for the fifth consecutive year Florida students who completed the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program were better prepared for kindergarten than those who only attended part of the program or did not participate in VPK […]

Gov. Scott Highlights New PACE Center for Girls in Miami

On March 7, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of the new Miami Center of the PACE Center for Girls. The Florida Families First Budget invested more than $600,000 in additional PACE funding to assist in establishing a PACE Center for Girls in Miami. PACE is a nationally recognized leader in helping keep girls out of the […]

Gov. Scott: Despite President’s Reductions to Lake-O & Everglades, We’ll Stand Up for Fla. Families

On March 7, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement regarding President Obama’s budget that makes significant reductions to the Lake Okeechobee dike system and Everglades projects. Governor Scott said, “Last year, Florida communities experienced a rainy season that exposed the short comings of the federal government’s inaction in funding projects to protect South Florida estuaries. One would […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Two to Monroe County Housing Authority

On March 6, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointments of Harry Bethel and Ailton Lopez to the Monroe County Housing Authority. Bethel, 74, of Key West, is a retired department director with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 6, 2014, and ending October 30, 2017. Lopez, 57, of Key Largo, […]

Governor Scott Appoints Donald McCathran, Jr. to the Hernando County Court

On March 6, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Donald M. “Sonny” McCathran, Jr. to the Hernando County Court. McCathran, 41, is an Assistant State Attorney with the Fifth Circuit State Attorney’s Office. McCathran began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Fifth Circuit in 1997. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida […]

Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera: We Need to Bring More Attention to the Crisis in Venezuela

On March 6, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera released the following statement today about the crisis in Venezuela. Statement from Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera: “As President Obama prepares for his trip to Florida, we hope he will finally heed the recommendation of Governor Scott and stand up for the men, women, boys and girls who are suffering every day at the […]

Governor Scott Appoints Daniel Traver to the Ninth Judicial Circuit

On March 6, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Daniel Traver to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court. Traver, 37, of Orlando, is a shareholder of GrayRobinson P.A., where he has practiced complex commercial litigation since 2005. Traver began his legal career as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge G. Kendall Sharp. He received his […]

Governor Scott: With President’s Cuts, Seniors Losing Doctors

On March 6, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott discussed the impacts of President Obama’s cuts to the Medicare Advantage program. Governor Scott said, “President Obama’s administration recently announced cuts to the Medicare Advantage program as part his larger reductions to Medicare. He has decided to push forward with the cuts even though more […]

Governor Scott Presents Sergeant Stephen Gillman and Officers Sophia White, Jamie Fisher, and Timothy Smith with the “Medal of Heroism”

On March 6, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Sergeant Stephen Gillman and Officers Sophia White, Jamie Fisher, and Timothy Smith of Holmes Correctional Institution with the Medal of Heroism for their courageous actions. On August 18, 2013, an inmate abruptly attacked Sergeant Stephen Gillman during the noon meal at Holmes Correctional Institution […]

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

On March 6, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized ShayCore Enterprises, Ft. Walton Machining, and Foley Timber and Land Company with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for their commitment in creating jobs in North Florida. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for […]

Governor Scott Presents Five 2014 District Teachers of the Year with Shine Awards

On March 6, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized five outstanding educators for their contributions to learning with the Governor’s Shine Awards. The Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have positively helped Florida students through education. The teachers were recently named 2014 District Teachers of the Year in their respective counties. Governor […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT JOINS MULTI-STATE LAWSUIT AGAINST BP AND OTHERS IN DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL CASE

On March 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

~Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission filing addresses injuries to the environment~ Today, Governor Rick Scott joined the multi-state federal litigation currently pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit against BP and others was filed today by the Florida Department of […]

Governor Scott Joins Lawsuit Against BP and other Responsible Parties in Deepwater horizon Oil Spill Case

On March 5, 2014, in News Releases, by staff

Governor Scott Joins Lawsuit Against BP and other Responsible Parties in Deepwater horizon Oil Spill Case ~Florida Department of Environmental Protection filing deals with environmental damages ~ PENSACOLA – Today, Governor Rick Scott entered into the litigation currently pending in federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.   The […]

Governor Rick Scott Announces $194 million in State Funding to Expand Capacity at Tampa International Airport

On March 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott today announced state funding of $194 million that will help create the Tampa Gateway Center at Tampa International Airport (TIA). The Gateway Center will expand the capacity of TIA by creating a 2.3 million square foot rental car center with a transit stop and constructing a 1.3 mile Automated People Mover (APM) […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES CHENEY BROTHERS’ GROUND BREAKING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

On March 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Distribution center will create 380 jobs and a capital investment of $40 million Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the ground breaking and ribbon cutting of food distribution leader, Cheney Brothers Inc., in Charlotte County. The ceremony took place at the site of the future distribution center and regional warehouse which will provide 380 job opportunities […]

Governor Rick Scott: Flood Insurance Hike Delay “Right Thing for Floridians”

On March 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Governor Rick Scott made the following statement today on the passage of legislation to delay unfair flood insurance hikes for Florida families: “The House’s action on this flood insurance fix tonight is an important win in our fight to undo the unfair flood insurance rate hikes that are hurting Florida families. “Our state is […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Rosemary Wilsen to West Orange Healthcare District

On March 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Rosemary S. Wilsen to the West Orange Healthcare District. Wilsen, 58, of Ocoee, is the program coordinator for the Christian Service Center of Central Florida and a city commissioner for the City of Ocoee. She succeeds Beverly R. Thornton and is appointed for a term beginning March […]

Gov. Scott: Let’s Keep Working

On March 4, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott delivered his fourth State of the State Address at the Florida State Capitol. Below are Governor Scott’s remarks as prepared for delivery. For biographies of guests featured in the Governor’s address click here. STATE OF THE STATE – “DESTINATION OPPORTUNITY” Remarks as prepared for delivery   Good morning, Chief Justice Polston […]

Gov. Scott to President Obama: We Must Stand In Solidarity with the People of Venezuela

On February 28, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, in a letter to President Obama, Governor Rick Scott requested the White House take swift action to stand up with the people of Venezuela who are struggling for democracy. Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, and U.S. Senator Rubio will meet with families in Doral at 12:15 pm to discuss the unrest in Venezuela. […]

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2014 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

On February 25, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2014 Black History Month student and teacher contests winners during the Black History Month reception at the Governor’s mansion tonight. The reception celebrates the contributions African-American community leaders, educators and students make to Florida’s communities, culture, and history. Governor Scott said, “Black History Month is […]

Governor Rick Scott Honors Two Florida Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

On February 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

 Governor Rick Scott honored Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, from Cocoa, and Private Miguel Armando “Nando” Vera, deceased, from Broward County, who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor today. Governor Scott said, “Today, we join all Floridians as we honor Staff Sergeant Morris and Private Vera for their bravery and service to our country. America’s […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES AZALEA HEALTH EXPANDS TO GAINESVILLE

On February 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Science software developer to create 10 new jobs, expand to Innovation Square Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Azalea Health has selected Gainesville for a corporate expansion, creating 10 new jobs over the next year with a capital investment of $30,000. Azalea is a leading provider in cloud-based electronic health records software, practice management software, […]

Governor Rick Scott Welcomes Democrat Support of “It’s Your Money” Tax Cuts

On February 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Governor Rick Scott made the following statement today in response to the House Democratic leadership’s support of key tax cuts in the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” Governor Rick Scott said, “I welcome the support of Florida House Minority Leader Perry Thurston and House Democratic leadership to return hundreds of millions of dollars […]

GOV. SCOTT: FLORIDA JOB DEMAND AT ALL-TIME HIGH

On February 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott announced that according to Help Wanted OnLine, the number of available job openings in Florida increased in January 2014 compared to the previous January by 13,725, or 5.1 percent, for a total of 282,056 openings (seasonally adjusted). This is an all-time high in the data series, which began in May 2005, and […]

Stonegate Mortgage to Expand Regional Headquarters in Pinellas County

On February 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Operations expansion will create 139 jobs by the end of 2016  Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Stonegate Mortgage Corporation, an Indiana-based financial firm focused on the U.S. residential mortgage market, will expand operations and establish a regional headquarters in Pinellas County at Cardinal Point. Governor Scott said, “It is great news that Stonegate Mortgate […]

Governor Scott Announces Creative Foam Medical Systems Manufacturing Facility in Ocala

On February 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Diagnostic imaging facility will create 20 jobs and make a capital investment of $2 million Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Creative Foam Medical Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Foam Corporation, will open a manufacturing facility in Ocala. The new project will create 20 jobs and make a capital investment of $2 million. […]

Governor Rick Scott Announces $213.5 Million in Funding to Benefit Orlando International Airport

On February 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott today announced funding of $213.5 million that will benefit Orlando International Airport’s development of a South Airport People Mover Complex along with plans for an Intermodal Transit Facility. Governor Scott said, “Our $213.5 million commitment to Orlando International Airport is vital for growing our economy, and bringing tourists, trade and business travelers […]

Governor Scott Announces Advancement of Gateway Express Project in Pinellas County

On February 17, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott today announced the advancement of the Gateway Express project, a direct connection from I-275 to US 19 and from I-275 to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport and the Bayside Bridge via an elevated tolled expressway. Through Governor Scott’s investments in the Transportation Work Plan of more than $131 million in state funding the […]

Gov. Rick Scott: Another Record Year for Florida Tourism

On February 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Nearly 95 million tourists came to Florida in 2013 Governor Rick Scott today announced that according to preliminary estimates* released today by VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 94.7 million visitors came to Florida in 2013, an increase of 3.5 percent over 2012.  This represents a record year for visitation to […]

Governor Scott Announces Ambulance and Rescue Vehicle Manufacturing Facility Expansion in Winter Park

On February 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Manufacturing facility will create 126 jobs and in excess of $2.1 in new capital investment  Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) an Orlando headquartered corporation, will continue to expand its presence at U.S. Ambulance Corporation in Winter Park. The expansion will create 126 new jobs, in addition to 473 retained jobs, […]

Governor Rick Scott Encourages Students to Apply for the Gubernatorial Fellows Program

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

Governor Rick Scott is encouraging college and university students to apply for the 2014-2015 Gubernatorial Fellows Program. Participation in the program provides Florida students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how state government operates. Established in 2004, and endowed by the Hoffman Foundation in 2005, the program gives Florida college and university students the […]

Gov. Scott: We Need an NFIP Fix Now

On February 6, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott addressed the need for President Obama to fix the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that is hurting Florida families. Senior Vice President of Florida Realtors, John Sebree, and Tampa Bay homeowner, Tish Duve, spoke on the matter. For videos, click the links. Governor Scott […]

Two Tampa Bay Area Businesses Receive Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

On February 6, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized L’Artisan Cake Atelier and Seaway Plastics Engineering with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for their commitment in creating jobs in the Tampa Bay community. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families. […]

Gov. Scott: It’s Disappointing the US House Rejected Proposal to Stop NFIP Rate Hikes

On February 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

“It’s disappointing the US House of Representatives rejected a proposal to delay the unfair national flood insurance rate hikes yesterday.  President Obama needs to act immediately to undo these outrageous flood insurance hikes he forced on Floridians.” – Governor Rick Scott

On April 16, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Staff

Nominees’ redacted applications Deloach Jr., Earnest McMilian, Herbert Roth, Larry Starr, Elizabeth Tukarian, Thomas Wilson, Tanya

On April 16, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Staff

Nominees’ redacted applications Atkinson, Gregory Hadley, Kenneth Hill, Gerald Kaylor, Mark McDaniel, Michael Stamey Jr., David

April News Releases

On April 15, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Staff

-(04/02/2014) Governor Rick Scott and Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera Celebrate the Annual Miami-Dade County Days -(04/02/2014) Gov. Scott Signs Legislation that Cuts $400 Million in Annual Vehicle Registration Fees for Floridians -(04/01/2014) Governor Scott Presents Florida State University Coach Jimbo Fisher and Football team with Governor’s Sports Award -(04/01/2014) Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Protect […]