Gov. Rick Scott

Florida is still dusting itself off after the Hurricane Irma, but Governor Rick Scott is encouraging Floridians to stay prepared.

Gov. Scott Signs Insurance Emergency Order After Irma

Sep 18, 2017

Florida homeowners have more time to update their insurance policies. Governor Rick Scott signed an emergency order to help homeowners in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

The order provides home owner’s insurance policy holders an additional 90 days to supply required information to their insurance companies.

Florida’s Former Insurance Commissioner Lisa Miller said the order helps residents that may have been displaced from Hurricane Irma to update information and prevent policies from canceling.

Scott Orders Freeze On Insurance Rate Hikes

Sep 13, 2017
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Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered the state's top insurance regulator to “freeze any and all efforts” to increase property-insurance rates as homeowners and businesses recover from Hurricane Irma.

Gov. Rick Scott visited the Florida Power & Light staging area at Southwest Florida International Airport on Tuesday. He also visited flooded areas of Southwest Florida.

Utility trucks, prepping to restore power to the region were lined up far into the horizon. Scott briefly spoke to reporters about the power situation in the area. 

"I've been to shelters. I know everyone wants their power back," said Scott. "It's the biggest thing we can do right now, but we gotta be safe about it." 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state — and particularly the Keys — faces “a long road” to recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Speaking to reporters at a Coast Guard air station after surveying damage from the air, Scott said damage to Southwest Florida was “not as bad as we thought the storm surge would do” but damage to the Keys was “devastating.”

In the Keys north of Key West, Scott said, “I don’t think I saw one trailer park that almost everything wasn’t overturned.”

He also said there is widespread loss of electricity, water and sewer service there.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has activated another 3,000 National Guard members to help with shelter operations and evacuations as Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida.

Scott was in Jacksonville Thursday meeting with city officials about storm prep.    


State Bracing For Hurricane Irma

Sep 6, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott warned Floridians on Tuesday that powerful Hurricane Irma will start impacting the state by the end of the week — it's just not clear where.

Miller's Seat Could Be Filled In Mid-Session

Sep 5, 2017

The Sarasota County House seat left vacant by the resignation of Republican Alex Miller could be unfilled for the first half of the 2018 legislative session.

Scott Declares Emergency As Hurricane Irma Threatens State

Sep 5, 2017
MyFloridaHouse.gov

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday placed all of Florida under a state of emergency as the projected path of Hurricane Irma — now a Category 5 storm — could take the powerful storm toward the southern tip of the state by the end of the week.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has set a date for the execution of Michael Lambrix.

A Florida prosecutor who fought and lost a battle with the governor over her decision not to seek the death penalty said Friday that she will comply with a state Supreme Court decision and seek it in future cases if it is unanimously recommended by a panel of her assistant prosecutors.

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Gov. Rick Scott in a high-profile dispute about whether he exceeded his authority by stripping Orlando-area State Attorney Aramis Ayala of death penalty cases.

Gov. Rick Scott has taken two more capital murder cases from a prosecutor who is opposed to the death penalty.

Florida has added more than 1.4 million jobs since Governor Rick Scott took office.  But Scott’s 700,000 jobs in seven years campaign promise is looking doubtful.

Scott Dines With Trump, Is Criticized By Democrats

Aug 18, 2017
MyFloridaHouse.gov

 Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday had lunch with President Donald Trump at a New Jersey golf resort, as the president continued to draw criticism for comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of a counter-protester.

State Bans Future Investments In Venezuela's Maduro Regime

Aug 17, 2017
Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott easily won approval Wednesday for a proposal to bar the state's $150 billion pension plan from making future investments that directly support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

Scott Says He 'Didn't Serve To Defend Neo-Nazis'

Aug 17, 2017
MyFloridaHouse.gov

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, both strong supporters of President Donald Trump, decried racism and groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as reverberations continued Wednesday across the country after a deadly weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is repudiating President Donald Trump’s comments but not the president himself.  Trump in recent days has equated the actions of white nationalists with those of the men and women who marched in opposition.

Governor Rick Scott is weighing in on last week’s death of a young boy left in a hot day care van for almost half a day, and possible changes to Florida law.

Gov. Rick Scott, expected to run for U.S. Senate next year, wants lawmakers to put on the 2018 ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder for future legislators to raise taxes.

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