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Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Governor Rick Scott announced today that 19 Florida companies – including Florida IHMC and Gulf Power – are interesting in taking part in the Governor’s new STEM teacher summer residency initiative. The initiative is part of the Governor’s “Jobs for the Next Generation” policy and will [...]

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Governor Rick Scott continued his two-week “Jobs for the Next Generation” tour in Pensacola yesterday at Global Business Solutions, introducing his policies to make Florida the nation’s leader in growing emerging industries with good-paying jobs. The centerpiece of his plan, according to his [...]

Poll: Governor’s race still tight, Crist has five-point lead

Poll: Governor’s race still tight, Crist has five-point lead

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With the campaign dominated by a barrage of back-and-forth attacks, Democrat Charlie Crist's lead over Republican incumbent Rick Scott has narrowed in the race for Florida governor, a new poll shows. Crist leads Scott by a margin of 45 percent to [...]

Scott earns NRA love

Scott earns NRA love

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott appears nearly bulletproof right now in the eyes of the National Rifle Association. That assessment of Scott comes as the NRA notes that more pro-gun bills have been signed into law in the past four years than during any other recent [...]

Scott plans lawsuit over failed Crist economic development investment

Scott plans lawsuit over failed Crist economic development investment

When Nan Rich visited the Inweekly offices last month, she said that if she ever got to debate Charlie Crist, her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, that she would bring up Digital Domain Group. Now Rick Scott appears to be ready to make it a campaign issue, too.The state is hiring [...]

Scott Signs Law To Place Pow-Mia Chair In Capitol

Scott Signs Law To Place Pow-Mia Chair In Capitol

An empty chair, set up to honor people who have been prisoners of war or remain missing in action, will be the latest feature of the Capitol complex, under a bill (HB 731) signed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott. "The POW-MIA Chair of Honor Memorial will be a reminder to all Floridians of those [...]

College tuition and loans will be highlighted this week

College tuition and loans will be highlighted this week

Today President Barack Obama will announce his plans to help college graduates deal with their college loans. Borrowers’ debt load is growing and retarding the ability to buy homes, start businesses or otherwise spend to spur the economy, according to economists. His plan is to expand on a 2010 [...]

Escambia County to Receive Due Funds from Hurricane Ivan

Escambia County to Receive Due Funds from Hurricane Ivan

On Tuesday, May 20, Escambia County Commission Chairman Lumon May addressed a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott asking for additional financial relief related to Hurricane Ivan, which struck the County in September 2004 causing approximately $226 million in damages. Late Friday evening, [...]

Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain In 2014 Session

Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain In 2014 Session

by Margie Menzel The News Service Of Florida The 2014 legislative session saw major gains for juvenile justice issues in Florida while also seeking to bolster the independence of foster children. Lawmakers passed a rewrite (HB 7055) of laws governing the Department of Juvenile Justice, [...]

Governor Scott requests FEMA Public Assistance

Governor Scott requests FEMA Public Assistance

courtesy Governor's office On Thursday, May 8, Governor Rick Scott requested federal Public Assistance for Florida counties, in addition to the Individual Assistance that was granted to Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Public Assistance funding will aid local governments in rebuilding [...]

Scott: ‘Tell us your needs, we will get you everything we can’

Scott: ‘Tell us your needs, we will get you everything we can’

Gov. Rick Scott told a group of 20-30 downtown business owners at Hopjacks that the state will do whatever it can to help this community recover and rebuild. "We are going to hold everyone accountable, and we want you to hold us accountable," said Scott. The governor was toured the Piedmont [...]

Rick Scott in Pensacola today

Rick Scott in Pensacola today

Here is his official schedule 8:00am Governor Scott, Legislators, and Mayor Hayward arrive at Piedmont and Hallmark Intersection. 8:01am Upon arrival Governor Scott is greeted by area residents. 8:02am Governor Scott talks with area residents. 8:15am [...]

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