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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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Rick Scott responded to Florida's unemployment rate dropping to 8.6 percent in May 2012, down 2.3 percent...
Fla. Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Prioritize Port and Transportation Projects Vital to International Trade
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Rick Scott signed two bills that facilitate economic development opportunities by prioritizing Florida’s investment in vital transportation...
TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the Homeless Youth Forum hosted by the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough to ceremonially sign...
TALAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today Governor Scott signed two bills to protect vulnerable women and children throughout Florida. The laws will impose tougher...
Fla. Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Keep State-Chartered Financial Institutions from Being Pipelines for Money Supporting Terrorism
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Rick Scott joined leaders of Florida's Jewish community at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Christopher W. Pole, of Plantation, to the Broward County Court. Pole,...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation today intended to prevent taxpayer dollars from ending up in the hands of companies with business ties to the dictatorships of Cuba or Syria. House Bill 959 lays the groundwork to prevent state and local governments from entering contracts worth $1 million or more with businesses operating in Cuba and Syria.
TALAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The American economy is sustained by business owners large and small who invested their money because they saw the potential of our great nation. Companies from around the world should continue flocking here, but instead they are being deterred by a nation facing a trillion dollar deficit and a federal government with an insatiable appetite for more debt and intrusion into the lives of its citizens.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Governor Rick Scott today joined business, military, veteran and workforce leaders during the annual Florida National Guard Day at the Capitol to launch a year-long effort aimed at connecting returning National Guardsmen and other veterans with job openings as Florida's economy continues to improve.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Florida Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida's unemployment rate went down again in the last month of 2011 to 9.9 percent. A total of 5,100 new private-sector jobs were also added in December, solidifying Florida's status as one of the nation's leaders in job creation last year.
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Colt's Manufacturing Co. LLC announced its commitment to create 63 jobs in Osceola County for its new regional headquarters and product manufacturing center.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- New job creation and unemployment numbers were released this month showing unemployment down from 10.6 percent last month and 12 percent in December, to 10.3 percent October.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- It is unfortunate that after months of debate the congressional 'super committee' charged with finding $1.2 trillion in budget savings failed to make the difficult choices needed to begin fixing our nation’s out of control debt.
CSB Declares Florida’s Failure to Adopt CSB Recommendation on Protecting Public Workers ‘Unacceptable’
Washington, DC /Florida Newswire/ -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced it has declared Florida’s inaction and failure to adopt a CSB recommendation to provide federal-level workplace protections for state and municipal public workers an “Unacceptable Response.” It is the first time that a CSB recommendation issued to a state and its legislature has been closed due to an unacceptable response by the recipient.