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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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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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