Gov. Scott: The U.S. Embassy Belongs in Jerusalem

On November 29, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Also Leading Trade Mission to Israel Beginning This Weekend JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will lead a delegation of nearly 70 Florida business and education leaders on a trade mission to Israel to continue to build on Florida and Israel’s strong relationship. In advance of the trip, Governor Scott today […]

Governor Rick Scott Applauds Law Enforcement on Arrest in Seminole Heights Murders

On November 28, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement following the Tampa Police Department’s announcement of the apprehension of a suspect in the Seminole Heights murders. The Governor visited Seminole Heights last week and has dedicated state law enforcement resources from the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to […]

Governor Scott Announces 20 Inductees to the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

On November 27, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott joined the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to honor 20 inductees to the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame recognizes and honors military veterans who have made a significant contribution to the State of Florida through civic, business […]

Gov. Scott Statement Regarding the Loss of Lieutenant Steven Combs and Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso

On November 25, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement in response to the US Navy reporting the loss of two Floridians, Lieutenant Steven Combs and Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso following a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday. Lt. Combs served on the USS Ronald Reagan as part of Carrier Air Wing Five and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice […]

Gov. Scott: More Than 1 Million Volunteer Hours Served Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

On November 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

 NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida announced that volunteers have served more than one million hours in Florida following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. To date, more than 22,500 volunteers have donated their time to assist those affected by these storms, and disaster relief organizations have documented 1,003,394 hours of volunteer service. […]

Gov. Scott: More Than 1 Million Volunteer Hours Served Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

On November 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida announced that volunteers have served more than one million hours in Florida following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. To date, more than 22,500 volunteers have donated their time to assist those affected by these storms, and disaster relief organizations have documented 1,003,394 hours of volunteer service. […]

Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day This Thanksgiving Weekend

On November 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Saturday, November 25th will be a license-free saltwater fishing day. This Saturday is part of eight total days offered each year by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) that allows residents and visitors to enjoy Florida’s many fishing opportunities without requiring a license. Governor […]

Governor Rick Scott Honors 329 Veterans with the Veterans Service Medal

On November 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

EUSTIS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott awarded 329 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to the state and the nation.   Governor Scott said, “We can never thank our veterans enough for their courageous service to our state and country. I’m incredibly proud to recognize these American heroes who […]

Governor Rick Scott Honors Over 100 Veterans with the Veterans Service Medal

On November 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott awarded 114 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to the state and the nation. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize some of Florida’s outstanding veterans for their service and personally thank each of them for the countless sacrifices they’ve made for […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism

On November 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism ~ 88.2 million visitors came to Florida in the first nine months of 2017 ~   MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another tourism record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 88.2 million […]