Gov. Scott: $16 Million in Job Growth Grant Awards Will Continue Economic Growth

On June 29, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today that the final awards for the 2017-2018 Florida Job Growth Grant Fund have been made, granting six additional communities with more than $16 million in funding. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund has provided a total of $85 million for targeted projects to improve infrastructure and enhance […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Corrections Officer Tawanna Martin

On June 29, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

  TO:                  Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County Greg Harrison, City Manager, City of Pompano Beach Fransisco Acosta, Warden, South Florida Reception Center FROM:            Governor Rick Scott DATE:            June 30, 2018 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Corrections Officer Tawanna Marin On Monday, June 18, 2018, Officer Tawanna Marin of the Florida Department of […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Phoebee R. Francois to the Broward County Court

On June 29, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Phoebee R. Francois to the Broward County Court. Francois, 50, of Sunrise, is a general magistrate/hearing officer for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from Temple University and her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. Francois fills the […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Julius Davis to Florida Transportation Commission

On June 29, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Julius Davis to the Florida Transportation Commission. Davis, 49, of Tampa, is the president and chief executive officer of VoltAir, Inc. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida. He succeeds Donald Ellington and is appointed for a term […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Major General Don Litke to Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees

On June 29, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

 Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Major General Don Litke, USAF, Ret., to the Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees. General Litke, 83, of Niceville, is a retired Major General in the United States Air Force. He received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and his master’s […]

Gov. Scott Takes More Action to Combat Algal Blooms

On June 28, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott met with White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to continue advocating for full funding for the repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Governor also spoke about the importance of the federal government quickly approving the EAA reservoir project, which will […]

Gov. Scott: $616 Million for Affordable Housing and Business Assistance Approved for Florida

On June 28, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, following a meeting with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, Governor Rick Scott announced the approval to distribute $616 million to local communities for Florida’s long-term recovery efforts from last year’s hurricane season. During the meeting, the Governor also discussed the importance of this […]

Gov. Scott Highlights Resources for Housing and Other Needs Available to Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria

On June 28, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today provided additional information regarding resources available to individuals affected by Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact, especially those from Puerto Rico who were displaced and are now in Florida. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program (TSA), a federal lodging assistance program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is ending on […]

Gov. Scott Reappoints Pam Olsen to Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council

On June 27, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Pam Olsen to the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council. Olsen, 62, of Tallahassee, is the Executive Director of the Hilltop House of Prayer. She is reappointed for a term beginning June 27, 2018, and ending July 18, 2021. ###  

Gov. Scott: More Florida Schools Earning High Marks

On June 27, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Education has released school grades for the 2017-18 school year. This year’s scores demonstrate continued school improvement. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s schools are continuing to achieve increased success thanks to the hard work of our students and teachers. Our years of historic […]