Gov. Scott: Florida Reemployment Tax Rate to Remain at its Lowest in 2018 for Third Year in a Row

On December 14, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes next year for the third year in a row. The minimum tax rate will remain at $7.00 per employee in 2018. As a result of Florida’s thriving economy, more than 60 percent of Florida’s […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

On December 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized seven outstanding 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. Five of the seven teachers honored today are 2017 district teachers of […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Jon Bucci with Young Entrepreneur Award

On December 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Jon Bucci, 23, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Bucci is the founder and CEO of Apex Property Restoration, a carpentry, repair, and assembly service company operating in Southwest Florida. Apex Property Restoration was founded in 2012 and currently employs […]

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

On December 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Zakary, Gracyn, and Ari Smith with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to recognize Zakary, Gracyn and Ari with the […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Deputy Willie Finklea with Governor’s Medal of Heroism

On December 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy Willie Finklea with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism for his actions to save a couple from a burning car earlier this year. Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m incredibly proud to honor Deputy Willie Finklea with the […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Joseph’s Lite Cookies with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

On December 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Joseph’s Lite Cookies with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Joseph’s Lite Cookies, founded in 1986, is family-run business that supplies sugar-free, diabetic friendly cookies and other products. The cookies can now be found in stores across the United States and […]

Governor Scott: Florida Stands with Victims of Sexual Harassment

On December 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Executive Order Strengthens Sexual Harassment Protections for State Employees TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Executive Order 17-319 which includes measures to increase reporting, investigating and training to protect state employees who are victims of sexual harassment at executive state agencies under the Governor’s authority. This order takes clear action to protect against […]

Gov. Scott Applauds FWC for Investigative Efforts to Protect Florida Wildlife

On December 12, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office’s announcement of criminal charges against the individuals who senselessly dragged a shark behind their boat at high speed. This decision is a result of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement’s investigation. Governor Scott […]

Gov. Scott Applauds CRC for Passing Proposal to Make It Harder to Raise Taxes

On December 12, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today made the following statement regarding the Constitution Revision Commission Finance and Taxation committee’s passage of a proposal that would make it harder for politicians to raise taxes and fees by requiring 2/3 majority vote by future legislatures to increase any taxes or fees. The proposal will be heard […]

Gov. Scott: Wayfair to Create 100 New Jobs at Three New Distributions Centers Across the State

On December 12, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott announced that Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online retailers for home goods, is opening three new distribution centers in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. This expansion will create 100 new jobs and allow Wayfair to continue to expand delivery to millions of consumers from these Florida locations. Governor […]