Gov. Scott: ABC Home Medical Supply to Create 35 Jobs at New Corporate Headquarters in St. Lucie County

On January 12, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that ABC Home Medical Supply, a national supplier of specialty medical supplies, has selected St. Lucie County as the location for their new corporate headquarters. While the company considered other states like California and Pennsylvania, they ultimately chose Florida as the location for the expansion, which […]

Gov. Scott Announces $1 Million Investment to Connect Hurricane Maria Evacuees with Jobs

On January 12, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

Also Announces FEMA Case Management Agreement and Housing Information Request KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined a town hall in Kissimmee with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and announced the following: A $1 million investment in 12 of Florida’s local workforce development boards to assist families displaced by Hurricane Maria seeking employment; Following […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

On January 11, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources being deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria.   See below for more information on what the State of Florida is doing to support Puerto Rico:   DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT At the direction of Governor […]

Gov. Scott Speaks with FEMA on Recovery for Puerto Rico

On January 11, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott spoke with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long regarding the FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program and the importance of continued communication between federal, state and local partners as families continue to recover from Hurricane Maria.   Following a decision by Puerto Rican officials working with […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING… Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Scott’s Fight to Protect Florida’s Coastline

On January 10, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Yesterday, following Governor Rick Scott’s meeting with United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior announced that Florida’s coastline has been removed from consideration for future oil drilling. Last week, Governor Scott requested to immediately meet with Secretary Zinke to discuss his concerns with the federal oil […]

Gov. Scott: Florida’s Graduation Rate Reaches 14-Year High

On January 10, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s high school graduation rate has reached a 14-year high according to data released today by the Florida Department of Education. For the 2016-17 school year, Florida’s statewide graduation rate rose to 82.3 percent, an increase of 23.1 percentage points since 2003-04 and 1.6 percentage points […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Job Growth Fund Awards First Grant to Manatee Technical College

On January 10, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

BRADENTON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited Manatee Technical College to announce that the college will be awarded the first grant from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. Last month, the School Board of Manatee County voted to accept $201,500 in funding through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund from the Florida Department of […]

Gov. Scott Fought to Protect Florida’s Coastline

On January 9, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, following Governor Rick Scott’s meeting with United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior announced that Florida’s coastline has been removed from consideration for future oil drilling. Last week, Governor Scott requested to immediately meet with Secretary Zinke to discuss his concerns with the federal oil […]

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2018 Black History Month Contests

On January 9, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Three students will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invited Florida K-12 students to participate in the 2018 Black History Month art and essay contests based on this year’s theme, “A Celebration of Innovative African-American Leaders.” Students, parents, teachers and […]

State of the State Featured Floridians Working to Secure Florida’s Future by Helping Others

On January 9, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted the following Floridians in his annual State of the State address. Lauren and Michael Davis, Jacksonville Lauren and Michael both serve in the Florida National Guard, and were deployed along with thousands of our brave National Guard members during Hurricane Irma. However, their wedding in Jacksonville Beach was […]