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Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Gun Restrictions Legislation Signed by Gov. Rick Scott

PARKLAND, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation (SB 7026) tightening gun restrictions in the state. The legislation raises the legal age for gun purchases to 21, institutes a waiting period of 3 days, and allows for the potential arming of school staff (who are not full-time teachers).
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Florida Gov. Scott Recognizes Eight Educators with the 2018 Governor’s Shine Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ – This Wednesday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight 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.
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Fla. Gov. Scott Announces 12 Appointments to Multiple State Boards Feb. 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- During the first week of Feb. 2018, Fla. Governor Rick Scott announced seven reappointments and five appointments to multiple state boards, including to the Board of Veterinary Medicine and University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.
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Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2018 ‘State of the State’ Address Covers Topics from Citrus Industry to Families

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Tues morning Jan 9, 2018 -- Good morning. I am honored to deliver my final state of the state today. I would first like to recognize: Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran. Speaker, I appreciate your commitment to cutting taxes and for fighting to make sure every Florida student can get a great education. Senate President Joe Negron. President, your focus on Lake Okeechobee and Florida’s environment will benefit countless Floridians and visitors for generations.
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Florida Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness Sept. 6

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Fla. Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor is traveling the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared.
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Fla. Gov. Scott Directs Statewide Public Health Emergency for Opioid Epidemic

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- This week, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring a national opioid epidemic, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 directing a Public Health Emergency across the state.
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With Hurricane Hermine Hours Away from Florida, Gov. Scott Alerts Public to ‘Get Ready Now’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- This afternoon, data from the Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter said that maximum winds have increased to 75 miles...
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Following Confirmation of Zika in Mosquitoes, Fla. Gov. Scott Directs DOH to Aggressively Expand Prevention Measures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) confirmed that they have detected Zika in three mosquito...
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Florida Jobs Report: Miami Area Added Over 42,000 Jobs Over the Year in Jan. 2015

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- This week Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami - Miami Beach-Kendall metro area gained 42,900 new jobs...
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Florida Gov. Scott says Tamiami Trail Project Will Help Move Water South

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a permit to the...
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Fla. Gov. Scott Presents Escambia County Public Schools With $1.4 Million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- At Blue Angels Elementary School earlier this week, Governor Rick Scott presented 22 schools in Escambia County with $1.4...
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Fla. Gov. Scott Announces Merritt Island Boat Works to Create 380 New Jobs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Fla. Governor Rick Scott announced that Merritt Island Boat Works will open a new manufacturing facility in...
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Fla. Gov. Scott Announces $5B Over 20 Years to Restore Everglades

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- This past week, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed a dedicated source of revenue that will provide more than $5...
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Fla. Governor Scott Announces Proposed $470M in Cell Phone and TV Tax Cuts, Expected $40 per Family Savings

ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Fla. Governor Rick Scott announced his proposal to cut $470 million in state cell phone and TV taxes...
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Florida Gov. Scott Presents Shine Awards to Nine Reading and English Educators

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- During today's Cabinet meeting, Fla. Governor Rick Scott recognized nine outstanding educators for their contributions to education with the...
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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott and Florida CEO Chester Spellman award six Floridians with Champion of Service Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- During today’s Florida Cabinet meeting, Florida Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded six Floridians with...
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Florida Gov. Scott Announces Highest Per-Student K-12 Education Funding as Part of ‘KEEP FLORIDA WORKING’ Budget

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his proposed K-12 per-pupil funding in the 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget of $7,176,...

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