Florida Governor Rick Scott

Sgt. Debra Clayton was shot and killed Monday morning.
Orlando Police twitter

The Orlando police department is in mourning after a shooter Monday gunned down one of its officers and a sheriff’s deputy died in the manhunt for the suspect.  Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared the week first responder appreciation week.

Gov. Rick Scott is suing the federal government over Low-Income Pool funding.
Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott says he will not be joining the administration of president-elect Donald Trump. Instead, Scott plans to finish out his term in the state capitol.

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The 2016 election is still fresh in the minds of voters, but candidates are already gearing up for 2018.

Tom Hagerty

Floridians now have until the end of the day Tuesday October 18 to get signed up to vote. A federal judge Wednesday extended the state’s voter registration deadline.

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A coalition of reproductive rights groups says Florida isn’t doing enough to combat the Zika virus. The Zika virus is now affecting more than one thousand Floridians, and public health officials worry the mosquito-borne and sexually transmitted illness will continue to spread.

Money Available To Hermine-Impacted Small Businesses

Oct 10, 2016
Florida Small Business Development Center

An Emergency Bridge Loan Program is helping local businesses to recover from Hurricane Hermine. 

State of Florida, Meredyth Hope Hall

Governor Rick Scott says he won’t extend the state’s voter registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew. That decision is attracting criticism from one Florida political scientist.

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Activists hope to have a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot that would automatically restore voting rights to Florida’s felons. Now officials are looking at how the measure might affect the state’s bottom line.

Gov. Scott's clean up efforts could lay the ground work for his next political move.
Nick Evans

Florida Governor Rick Scott has been putting his shoulder into Hurricane Hermine response efforts.

Governor Scott helping clear debris with the Florida Department of Transportation and volunteers.
Nick Evans

Governor Rick Scott spent Wednesday clearing debris with a group of volunteers from state agencies.

Gov. Rick Scott speaking at the Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.
Nick Evans

Updated: Tropical Depression Nine is now Tropical Storm Hermine. It is expected to make landfall in the panhandle. The Coastal areas of Franklin and Wakulla County are under evacuation notices, and Big Bend school districts have announced closures.

Office of Gov. Rick Scott

Florida officials announced a new locally transmitted Zika case Wednesday—this time in Palm Beach County. It’s the second case stemming from local mosquitos in the county, but officials say the two cases aren’t connected.

Governor Confirms New Zika Hot Zone

Aug 19, 2016
James Gathany / CDC

  Florida Governor Rick Scott confirmed Friday afternoon that Zika is being locally transmitted in Miami Beach. The governor said five people have been infected, bringing the total number of local cases to 36.

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With state lawmakers tussling over water policy ahead of next year’s legislative session, the governor is reiterating his bid for cleaner water.  He’s also asking the feds for money to clean up algae.

Capt. Humayun Khan lost his life in Iraq in a suicide car bombing.
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s spat with a gold star family is putting Florida’s top elected officials in an awkward position.

The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
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After a bruising primary, the GOP has officially settled on Donald Trump to lead the party into November.  Elected officials from Florida—likely one of the most important swing states come Election Day—were out in force to support the Republican candidate.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott
State of Florida, Meredyth Hope Hall

Florida Republicans—both early Donald Trump supporters and late—are making their presence felt at the Republican National Convention.

Planned Parenthood
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/mission

Florida’s Planned Parenthood clinics are suing the state over a law that cuts funding for non-abortion services.

FL Gov. Rick Scott
The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Rick Scott is getting more popular, according to a survey of the popularity of U.S. governors. Scott has gone from one of the most disliked leaders in the U.S. to about the middle of the pack.

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Pundits are floating Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson as a possible vice presidential nominee. But Nelson is quiet on the subject.

Florida Governor's Office

Florida Governor Rick Scott is honoring six local police officers for their actions during a shooting at Strozier library in 2014.  Tuesday he awarded them the governor’s medal of heroism.

Florida Channel

Florida’s insurance commissioner is on his way out the door, but the Cabinet has again faltered in its efforts to name a successor.  They’re holding a follow-up meeting Friday.

People seeking help for mental disorders or substance abuse now have more options. 

Carlsbad Dentist via Google Images

Governor Rick Scott’s second veto of the year denies money for private dental care in rural communities. 

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida is reorganizing after the Legislature rejected Governor Rick Scott’s funding request for a “Quick Action Closing Fund,” the state’s incentive program for recruiting companies to Florida. 

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