Gov. Scott: Florida’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in Over a Decade

On August 17, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

~Nearly 1.6 million jobs created since Dec. 2010~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent – the lowest since April 2007 as Florida business have now created 1,595,000 jobs since December 2010. In July, business created 26,300 private-sector jobs. The Governor announced Florida’s employment numbers […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Continues Making Record Investments in Springs Protection

On August 16, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced that more than $450 million has been invested in Florida’s springs since 2011 – the highest amount of funding for springs under any Governor in Florida history. Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) submitted a plan to the Florida Legislature to invest $50 million in […]

PHOTO RELEASE: Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

On August 14, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO, David Mica, Jr., awarded Sam Rogers with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “Sam’s longstanding commitment to his community inspires those around him and helps make our state […]

PHOTO RELEASE: Gov. Scott Recognizes Florida Veteran Fred Taylor with the Governor’s Medal of Merit

On August 14, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida veteran Fred Taylor with the Governor’s Medal of Merit.  Governor Scott said, “It’s a privilege to present Fred Taylor with the Medal of Merit in recognition of his exceptional service to our country. We should take every opportunity to thank our […]

PHOTO RELEASE: Gov. Scott Recognizes Madison Setliff with Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award

On August 14, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Madison Setliff, 23, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Governor Scott said, “It’s great to see young entrepreneurs like Madison succeeding in our state. Since December 2010, we have cut more than $10 billion in taxes, which helps small businesses […]

PHOTO RELEASE: Gov. Scott Recognizes Four Florida Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

On August 14, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized four outstanding Florida educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to present these outstanding educators with the […]

PHOTO RELEASE: Gov. Scott Recognizes Social Grounds with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

On August 14, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized small business Social Grounds Coffee Company with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Social Grounds Coffee Company is a veteran owned coffee company based in Jacksonville. Each purchase of their coffee goes to helping employ and empower U.S. Veterans.   Governor […]

Gov. Scott: State Debt Reduced by More Than $10 Billion

On August 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that since December 2010, state debt has been paid down by more than $10 billion. This is the largest reduction of state debt during one administration in Florida’s history. In June, Governor Scott announced that Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Florida’s General Obligation (GO) bond rating to Aaa, […]

Gov. Scott Issues Emergency Order for Red Tide

On August 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-221 declaring a state of emergency due to impacts of red tide in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Red tide is a naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Florida’s Gulf Coast since the 1840’s and occurs nearly every year. […]

Gov. Scott: With Federal Action Uncertain, Florida Lays out Clear Plan for Lake Okeechobee

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, after touring the St. Lucie River in Martin County, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to take additional steps to reduce harmful water discharges from Lake Okeechobee controlled by the federal government.   These actions include: Additional scientific analysis […]