Gov. Scott: Florida Reemployment Tax Rate to Remain at Lowest Rate for Fourth Year

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes in 2019 – for the fourth year in a row. Florida’s strong economy and private-sector job growth has allowed the state to dramatically reduce the minimum reemployment tax rate. The $7.00 per employee minimum tax […]

Gov. Scott Statement on the Passing of Miami-Dade Police Officer Jermaine Brown

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

TALLAHASSEE,Fla. – Governor Rick Scott made the following statement today regarding an all-terrain vehicle crash that took the life of Miami-Dade Police Officer Jermaine Brown. Governor Scott spoke with Miami-Dade Police Department Director Juan Perez this morning,and will honor the memory and sacrifice of Officer Jermaine Brown by ordering the lowering of flags when appropriate. […]

Gov. Scott Participates in CAMACOL’s 33rd Annual Holiday Food Basket Drive

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

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott participated in a holiday food basket drive hosted by The Latin Chamber of Commerce of the United States (CAMACOL). This is the 33rd year CAMACOL has hosted this event to provide families in need with ingredients fora holiday meal. Governor Scott has attended the event six of the […]

Gov. Scott Announces the Launch of Tourism Assistance Programs Following Hurricane Michael

On December 7, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the launch of two VISIT FLORIDA Hurricane Michael assistance programs to aid local tourism businesses in the counties that were included in the FEMA major disaster declaration on October 11. The Tourism Recovery Grant Program for Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Michael Recovery Marketing Program are available to Bay, Calhoun, […]

Gov. Scott Announces the Launch of Tourism Assistance Programs Following Hurricane Michael

On December 7, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the launch of two VISIT FLORIDA Hurricane Michael assistance programs to aid local tourism businesses in the counties that were included in the FEMA major disaster declaration on October 11. The Tourism Recovery Grant Program for Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Michael Recovery Marketing Program are available to Bay, Calhoun, […]

Gov. Scott Statement on the Loss of Floridian and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jahmar F. Resilard

On December 7, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE,Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the below statement regarding the death of Marine Corps Capt. Jahmar F. Resilard following a warplane crash off the coast of Japan this week. Governor Scott will honor the memory and sacrifice of Capt. Resilard, who was originally from Miramar, by ordering the lowering of flags when appropriate. The […]

Gov. Scott: State Offices will be Closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

On December 7, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that state offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in recognition of state employees’ hard work throughout the year, including the response and recovery from Hurricane Michael. Over the past eight years, state employees have helped support the incredible turnaround in Florida’s economy, […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Three Veterans with the Governor’s Medal of Merit

On December 4, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida veterans Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Sutphin, Major General Michael Calhoun and Colonel Charles Mohr with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. About the Medal of Merit Recipients: Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Sutphin entered active duty service as an enlisted soldier in 1969, received his […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Matt Molnar with Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award

On December 4, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Matt Molnar with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Governor Scott said, “Young entrepreneurs are a big reason why Florida’s economy has had so much success. Over the past eight years, we’ve worked to make Florida the best state in the […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Utility Lineman, Florida Cabinet Passes Resolution Thanking Hurricane Michael Responders

On December 4, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized utility lineman who responded to Hurricane Michael and helped restore power to hundreds of thousands of families and businesses. Governor Scott and the Florida Cabinet also issued the following resolution thanking all Hurricane Michael responders, including local governments, first responders, […]