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Florida Government News
News from official Florida city and state government offices and representatives
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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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Fla. Gov. Scott to All Aboard Florida: The Voices of Our Communities Must be Heard

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott sent the following letter to Michael Reininger, President of All Aboard Florida, urging All Aboard Florida to listen to the voices of local communities as they plan their private-sector rail service. The letter is available below and online here.
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Fla. Gov. Scott Signs Legislation that Lowers Tuition for All Florida Students

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Monday, Fla. Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 851 that lowers tuition for all Florida students. Governor Scott said, “Making sure all Floridians have access to an affordable higher education is one of my top priorities."
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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Announces $30 Million Commitment for High-Skill/High-Wage Job Training in ‘It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced $30 million in funding for a new workforce training initiative focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations and other high-skill/high-wage jobs as part of the 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.”
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Statement from Florida Governor Scott Regarding the International Driver’s License Repeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Fla. Governor Rick Scott today made the following statement regarding the progress of international driver’s license legislation: “I applaud the Florida House of Representatives and the Senate Committee on Community Affairs for passing legislation to amend a state statute to improve driver’s license provisions for international visitors."
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Florida Gov. Scott Announces Turbine Controls Expansion to Bring 60 Jobs to Miramar

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Connecticut-based Turbine Controls, Inc. (TCI) – an industry leader in providing aircraft engine component maintenance, repair and overhaul services to aviation and industrial customers across the globe – has announced an upcoming expansion to Miramar, Fla. that will create 60 jobs.
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Fla. Gov. Scott Awards Two Governor’s Business Ambassador Awards at JMI

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Governor Rick Scott awarded Governor's Business Ambassador Awards to The James Madison Institute (JMI) President and CEO Dr. Robert McClure, III, and to board member Robert Gidel, Sr. for their work in creating jobs for Florida families. The Governor presented the award at JMI's 25th Anniversary Gala.
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Fla. Governor Rick Scott Statement on the Resignation of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Fla. Gov. Rick Scott today made the following statement at a media availability, following the resignation of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll: "Local, state and federal law enforcement officials just held a press conference in Orlando, announcing that 57 individuals were charged with illegal activity linked to a $300 million conspiracy orchestrated by Allied Veterans of the World.'
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Fla. Gov. Scott: More than 260,000 Job Openings Statewide – February Online Job Vacancies Increase by 8 Percent

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the number of available online job openings in Florida increased by 8.8 percent in February 2013 compared to the previous February by 21,366, for a total of 263,240 openings (seasonally adjusted). Job postings in Florida also increased over the month compared to January 2013 by 256 openings (+0.1 percent).
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Fla. Gov. Scott Presents $15 Million in School Recognition Funds to Broward County Schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott acknowledged Broward County's public schools that sustained high student performance or demonstrated substantial improvement in student performance by presenting a check totaling more than $15 million in School Recognition Program funding to Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. The check presentation was made before an audience of educators and community leaders at Piper High School in the City of Sunrise.
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Fla. Gov. Scott Announces TurboCombustor Technology Inc. to Create 200 New Jobs and Invest $16M in Martin County

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Monday, Governor Rick Scott and the Business Development Board of Martin County (BDBMC) announced that TurboCombustor Technology Inc. (TCT), an aerospace parts manufacturing company, has chosen to expand in Martin County, Florida
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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Gary B. Anderson to the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Gary Bryan Anderson to the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council.
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Fla. Governor Scott Presents $8.8 Million in School Recognition Funds to Hillsborough County Schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday acknowledged Hillsborough County's public schools that have sustained high student performance or demonstrated substantial improvement in student performance by presenting a check totaling nearly $8.8 million in School Recognition Program funding to representatives from Hillsborough County schools.
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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day: Stakeholders Praise Governor Scott’s Florida Families First Budget

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott shared his proposed 2013-2014 budget, Florida Families First Budget, which provides $36 million in...

Florida Governor Scott Saddles Up and ‘Gets to Work’ on Okeechobee Cattle Ranch

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Continuing his focus on job creation and promoting Florida's agriculture industry, Fla. Governor Rick Scott spent his tenth "Let's...

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