$1 Billion for Education

On March 9, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by admin



This week, I would like to congratulate the Florida House and Senate on another successful legislative session. At the beginning of the session, I called on lawmakers to increase K-12 funding by $1 billion. This was my top priority.

I would like to thank Speaker Cannon and Senate President Haridopolos, as well as the entire Legislature, for putting Florida’s children first.

Lawmakers also passed key components of my 2012 Jobs and Economic Development Package, including:

• Turning our unemployment system into a re-employment system.
• Making workforce boards more accountable.
• Delivering business and property tax relief.

Like me, lawmakers realize that private companies create jobs, not government. I look forward to signing legislation that strengthens Florida’s business climate and invests in our children.

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Thank You to the Florida House for Passing Accident Fraud Reform

On March 2, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by admin



As we near the end of this year’s legislative session, I would like to thank the Florida House of Representatives for passing strong accident fraud reform.

Personal injury protection fraud is taking money out of the pockets of hard working Floridians. I am confident that the Florida Senate will stand with me on this issue. It is time in Tallahassee that lawmakers put their constituents first and do something about this billion-dollar problem.

Governor Scott’s Weekly Radio Address for February 24, 2012

On February 24, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by admin

Download the MP3 Hi, this is Governor Rick Scott. This week, I would like to urge the Florida Senate to join me in curbing auto accident fraud in Florida. The math is simple. If we do nothing, this problem will end up costing Florida drivers $1 billion in higher car insurance rates, taking money directly […]

Governor Scott’s Weekly Radio Address for February 17, 2012

On February 17, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by admin

Watch as Governor Scott discusses the legislative session and the expansion of the petroleum facility at the Port of Tampa.

Weekly Radio Address 2/3/2012

On February 3, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by Administrator

Governor Scott thanks the Florida House of Representatives for approving $1 Billion for Education

Weekly Radio Address 1/27/2012

On January 27, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by Administrator

Watch as Governor Scott discusses lowering auto insurance fraud in Florida and the Hire Florida’s Heroes program.

Weekly Radio Address 1/20/2012

On January 20, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by Administrator

Download the MP3 Weekly Radio Address 1/20/2012 Hi, this is Governor Rick Scott. Today, we had more good news on the jobs front. Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 9.9%. That’s a 2.1% drop just in 2011. That’s a net of 130,000 jobs. That’s 130,000 families where someone wasn’t working at the beginning of the year […]

Weekly Radio Address 1/13/2012

On January 13, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by Administrator

Watch Governor Scott speak about Martin Luther King Jr. Day as well as his State of the State address.

Weekly Radio Address 1/06/2012

On January 6, 2012, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by Administrator

Listen to Governor Scott talk about his top priorities for the upcoming legislative session

Weekly Radio Address 12/30/2011

On December 30, 2011, in Governor Scott's Weekly Radio Address, News Releases, by Administrator

Watch as Governor Scott discusses the new year and the upcoming legislative session